Lots of media coverage has appeared today relating to the Heinz baked beans ‘can song’ advert being banned by The Advertising Standards Authority as it ‘encouraged behaviour that prejudiced health and safety’. The advertising campaign has been banned from TV over fears that young viewers could copy the ‘can song’ and injure themselves on sharp empty tins.
A number of media outlets have reported today (Wednesday 18 May 2016) that a university plans to ban their students from throwing mortar boards in the air on graduation day for health and safety reasons. HSE has provided a response to this age-old myth:
On 18/02/2016, construction union UCATT issued a press release to media that claimed there was an increase in prosecution delays and fall in convictions following construction deaths. UCATT cited information that was included in a recent Parliamentary Question response. HSE construction sector has responded to UCATT’s interpretation of the statistics.
A story published online this morning (17 November 2015) by The Post in Bristol suggests a blind schoolgirl has been ‘banned’ from bringing her walking cane to school because of ‘health and safety’ reasons.