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Circus performers must wear hard hats

July 23rd, 2003

Circus performer must walk tightrope in hard hat, says Brussels
(The Times, 23 July 2003, page 11)
A tightrope-walker says that his career has been placed in jeopardy by legislation originating in Brussels which dictates that he must wear a hard hat to perform.

New EU laws have been introduced to protect workers who operate at height, but there is no mention of hard hats or circus performers in these rules. Any newspapers, employers or insurers who are interpreting the legislation in such a manner are acting mistakenly.

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