Originally Posted by roycruse
The fact is - there are no such things as accidents - only carelessness and recklessness.
WTF!? Its this kind of attitude that makes this country more like the US every day. Get a grip.
Visiting a company the other week I was gobsmacked at the level of HSE compliance they adhered to, with safety notices telling you about safety notices, endless briefings on what to do and how to do it and H&S policies that were like war and peace. The same day I visited, a member of staff slipped on a wet staircase that had been caused by a leak in the velux window above and knackered her back. There was no carelessness or recklessness, just misfortune.
People need to accept that there is something as bad luck and that accidents can always be minimised with legislation (although never eradicated) but at what cost to our society.