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Smartin' Barnard


I have just read the report of the Annual Capita Symonds Safety Lecture on page 28 of the 14 October issue of NCE and am appalled at the view of Capita Symonds health and safety director, Martin Barnard, quoted in the report. That he can 'ask if it is the right and proper outcome for someone who went to work one day and ended up facing prison' is beyond belief. I would suggest the right and proper question to ask is Whether it is the right and proper outcome for someone who went to work one day to end up on the mortuary slab due to the potential negligence of individuals and companies?

David Wonford (M) HM Specialist Inspector of Health and Safety (Construction) David.Wonford@hse. gsi. gov. u k

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