I was reading general news this morning and came across an article about a Christmas tree which has been put in the same place for the past 25 years. However this year, the local council has decided that this tree now needs a licence to be put up and one of the local residents would have to fill it out. The council has asked for:
Better still, highway bosses have also said they would need a copy of the letter sent to residents affected by the closures and traffic diversions, a copy of the Public Liability Insurance and a copy of the risk assessment for erecting the tree and putting up the lights.
They have had to pay out around £170 for a company to carry out the work for the document. So this has taken so many hours and resources just to put up the same tree that has been put up for the past 25 years?
It almost makes you think, why bother putting up a tree? But it stems further than just a tree, health and safety has been taken a tad far in this day and age.
Do you have any experiences of over the top health and safety laws? Do you agree with the laws? Tell us your opinion.