Disagree. The concept of HS is not half bad. But it's the legal system, the jobs worth doorknobs, the spineless solicitors, and ignorant people that are the problem.
Example: Building site, big fence, lots of signage, and a nightguard. Someone breaks in and dies. Suddenly the construction site is in the wrong for not doing more.
It's become a massive echo chamber of people not taking responsibility for their own stupid actions.
It's a huge money making industry based on....common sense. What actually happens to the fines? Lines the pockets of the desktop jockeys. Why not have a fixed fine that the company has to spend on the area it failed on?
The services get wrapped up in red tape and nonsense when trying to do a job. The chain of command hammers down impractical and over bloated HSE rubbish, but on the ground it's the lads that improvise or tweak it, and if they get caught out, then it's them in the dock. Not the person who's so out of touch with the frontline they make up impractical HSE constraints.
You would be surprised the amount of people in the public services that have bent the rules, but the outcome was positive, and they still got hammered and threatened with disciplinary action and if it wasn't for media attention or similar, it would happen.
Mainly because half the officers and heirarchy are so scared and spineless it's their neck on the line, and they have no top cover or any amount of back up for their decisions.
And when the state gets onboard it becomes a machine to control your physical actions, while political correctness is a self censoring, control of your mind. It's already Borderline thought Police and pre-crime.