Health and Safety regulation: ‘Red tape’ or ‘thin blue line’?

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Health and Safety regulation: ‘Red tape’ or ‘thin blue line’?

Professor Paul Almond, School of Law

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiVEzSKzOm8

Health and safety regulation has never had a higher or more unfavourable public profile than it does now, with newspapers printing stories of ‘health and safety gone mad’, and politicians arguing for ‘red tape’ to be cut. But at the same time we, the public, have never been more concerned about policing risks to our health and wellbeing, and ensuring accountability when things go wrong. So why do these two very different views of ‘health and safety’ exist side by side? And which version should we believe in?

Find out more about the lecture and the series: http://www.reading.ac.uk/publiclectures