Too much Health and Safety

What lethal dangers lurk behind the filing cabinet

Working in an office can be an incredibly dangerous experience these days. There is always some sort of life threatening risk awaiting the unsuspecting Clerical Officer around every corner. Those exposed wires or that squeaky chair or that monitor that never stops making that infernal buzzing sound all have the potential to blow up the entire office and take all the staff with it from the CEO to the janitor. This is why the friendly Health and Safety people are here to protect us and prevent any cataclysmic disaster. I feel so much safer knowing that instead of plugging in my own computer and flicking the switch I can phone the IT helpdesk and have them send up someone to do it for me.
I can rest assured that in a few hours or maybe even days someone with hundreds of hours training in the art of plugging in a monitor will turn up to perform the menial task for me. We simple office staff can now feel at total ease that the socket in to which our computer is plugged has been connected and switched on with complete finesse and attention to detail by a man with rubber gloves and the emergency services on speed dial.

Am I the only human being in this “wrapped up in cotton wool” world who feels that safety at work has gotten a little out of hand.

Too much Health and Safety

Steve Burke

By Dundee, United Kingdom

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This more of a rant than anything else – sorry

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