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Thread #127969   Message #2863038
Posted By: Dennis the Elder
12-Mar-10 - 07:37 PM
Thread Name: Risk Assessment for folk band
Subject: RE: Risk Assessment for folk band
Health and Safety is important.
Risk assessments , without doubt, help to reduce accidents.
Remember the whole idea is to reduce risk to a reasonable level.It sounds as, according to Bubblyrat the Royal Navy got it drastically wrong in the 60's, or did they reduce the risk to a reasonable level, depends on the interpretation of the word reasonable!!!
It is not unreasonable to expect that everyone considers the dangers to other people as a result of their own actions.
The vast majority of health and safety is common sense.
Unfortunatly some consider it bureucratic, I agree some authorities tend to over complicate the requirements of risk assessment, however, a thought for others is rather important.
Keep it simple and practical is all that is required.