Do we worry too much about health and safety?
In his report, Lord Young claims that advice given by local authorities in England and Wales is often inconsistent. The Young Report also calls for advertising by personal injury lawyers and claims firms to be reviewed.
David Cameron who requested the review, has mentioned cases of children being told to wear goggles to play conkers, restaurants being banned from handing out toothpicks and trainee hairdressers being banned from using scissors, as examples of silly practice.
However, unions say the Tories are distorting facts about health and safety legislation for political ends.
Has the compensation culture created an atmosphere of fear? Have you faced problems organising events? Are you a local authority health and safety worker? Are you a solicitor?
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