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The Twelve 'Health & Safety' Myths of Christmas

Health & Safety Executive understand that Christmas is a special time of year.

Even so, they suggest it doesn't stop health and safety being - wrongly - cited as a reason for preventing pretty harmless activities from going ahead.

They add that this can needlessly ruin the festive spirit and possibly trivialises the true purpose of health and safety: protecting people from real risks at, or connected with, work.

In the run up to Christmas they will be publishing on their website the top twelve festive myths, gifted to Health & Safety Executive from media reports and correspondence received.