Don’t be fobbed off by ‘jobsworths’—Royal wedding parties get ‘Health & Safety’ green light

Anyone organising street parties for the Royal wedding is being urged not to be fobbed off by ‘jobsworths’ citing ‘health and safety’.The advice comes from—the Health & Safety Executive itself!

“We want to pre-empt the fun sponges who try to use ‘health and safety’ as an excuse to hide behind,” said the HSE’s London Operations Head Tim Galloway.

“People should challenge those who tell you something can’t be done for health and safety reasons—it’s too easy an excuse to trot out.”

The national independent watchdog is so concerned about ‘health and safety’ being trotted out by kill-joys that it has published new guidelines setting the record straight, along with a tongue-in-cheek cartoon lampooning those who would stand in the way of neighbours celebrating.

The HSE has brought its ‘Myth of the Month’ campaign out of retirement which ran from 2007 to 2010 which hit back at “ridiculous decisions” wrongly blamed on health and safety.

Even the Government wants to sweep away the red tape. Health & Safety Minister Chris Grayling said: “We’re restoring common sense to regulations, which are there to protect people at work—not penalise people at leisure.”

Hundreds of street parties are expected across London to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29—without red tape.

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