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Busting health and safety myths

Duration:
41 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 July 2012

The children told to wear goggles before playing conkers and the trapeze artists ordered to put on hard hats. Just two of the recent stories of "health and safety gone mad." Judith Hackitt, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive, defends health and safety's reputation.

The Scottish Land Fund, which has helped rural communities buy the islands and land they live on, has been re-launched with £6 million of government funding. We hear from the Hebridean island of Gigha, which was bought by the community living there a decade ago.

The unveiling of the much awaited YouView internet television service - will it revolutionise the way we watch TV? A panel of tech experts discusses this and some of the other latest products on the market.

And in the next part of our ageing season "When I'm 65" we look at exercise - the research, the barriers and the benefits for the older body and mind.

Presented by Winifred Robinson
Produced by Olivia Skinner.

Chapters

6 items
  • Personal Injury Claims on the Rise

    There were fewer road accidents last year, so why did far more people make personal injury claims after car crashes? We hear about plans to address the rise of "no win, no fee" claims.

  • Busting the health and safety myths

    Judith Hackett, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive explains why health and safety has got a bad name and what she's doing to protect its reputation.

  • The community that bought their island

    The Scottish Land Trust has been re-launched with £6 million of funding to help rural communities buy land. We hear from the island of Gigha, which was bought by the islanders ten years ago.

  • Ageing and Exercise

    In the next part of our ageing season “When I’m 65” we look at exercise – the research, the barriers and the benefits for the older body and mind.

  • The launch of YouView

    YouView, the new set top box that you can use to watch digital content from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, launches today. But, as Apple and Google have already launched TV services, is it too late?

  • Children's bookshops survive the downturn

    Despite touch economic conditions, specialist children's bookshops are weathering the storm well. We find out why we're still happy to spend on children's books.

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