Isn't it comforting to know that - like the off-duty policeman who intercepts a bank robber, or the holidayng fireman who extinguishes a fire - the Health and Safety people too are constantly on the qui vivre.
Our local supermarket had some scales; little hanging DIY affairs among the fruit and veg, to help people check the weights of their purchases. But not any more. Oh no. Because a Health and Safety official, off duty, doing his shopping (as even H&S people have to do from time to time), decided that the scales were a hazard and has had them removed.
I am seriously annoyed about this, on several counts.
1. If a customer was very short and very clumsy, he just might have been able to give his head a gentle bump on the scales. But he would have to have tried pretty hard. And there are trained First Aiders on hand who would have been delighted to come to his aid. So no real danger there.
2. I liked those scales. Being of a certain age, I like pounds and ounces; I like to be able to be sure I'm not confusing pounds with kilogrammes, and catering for eight, say, instead of four. Those scales were useful.
3. Official interference is bad enough. Off-duty interference is just not on.