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Pancake Race

Volume 699: debated on Monday 18 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Health and Safety Executive gave any advice to Ripon Cathedral on the cancellation of its annual pancake race. [HL1820]

Unfortunately Ripon Cathedral did not contact HSE before deciding to cancel its pancake race. If it had done, HSE would have advised that a straightforward event needs only a straightforward risk assessment. HSE publishes guidance and example risk assessments urging that risk assessments should be fit for purpose. In this instance a record on a single piece of paper would appear to be more than adequate.