Everytime I deliver a course, I ask the question; is health & Safety going mad? The answer to this is usually a resounding YES!
The problem, is not HSE, but how companies apply it and use it to their own advantage.
Below is an article showing health & safety at its worst.
Park warned after trampoline park turns away girl with Down syndrome
We must always remember that it is a companies duty of care to keep people safe, and that they must apply their training and policies sensibly.