Loving this piece from Lenore at Free Range Kids….All I can say is halle-bloody-lujah. Just when you thought common-sense had become extinct, killed off by the flick and tick merchants at the insurance companies and and their simpering government knee-jerk reaction experts.
Full article can be read from the link above.
The statement went on to say that safety assessments should focus on “the real risk, not the trivial and fanciful.” Moreover, it begged bureaucrats to understand that looking at play solely through the lens of risk and liability has meant losing sight of the fact it is, overwhelmingly, health and good – not crazy and dangerous.
My friends at Common Good, the organization that tries to cut red tape and restore common sense, are, of course, thrilled that a department devoted to “health and safety” is “analyzing real health and safety instead of red herrings and black swans.” As a policy analyst there, Ben Miller, put it:
The Health & Safety Executive outlined what it means to “strike the right balance” when it comes to legislating what’s allowed at playgrounds: