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Old 9th Feb 2009, 11:02
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The conkers one is interesting.
Yes a risk assesement would suggest gloves, goggles & adequate supervision.
Of couse in a "work" environment it is not permitted for employers to charge for H&S equipment.
So of course the schools would have to purchase, issue & control that equipment all of which costs money, so was the decision to ban the game for H&S or financial reasons?
To go further with that one, you have to consider "adequate supervison". This entails making sure that those supervising are not only trained specifically in the art of playing conkers but are also qualified first aiders in case anything happens. Add in the refresher course needed annually and you see that the reason for banning was both H&S and financial as the cost of complying with the ridiculous H&S "policy" would be as ridiculous as the policy itself.
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