HSE says cricket pitch roller presents no risk

The HSE’s "myth busters" challenge panel has decided a school’s decision to prevent a cricket club using a roller on school grounds is "over the top".

The cricket club, which the HSE would not name, hires the grass cricket wicket from the school and has offered to do the rolling using its own roller outside of school hours.

The HSE said: "Given that the cricketers have offered to undertake the rolling activity out of hours when there are no children on the premises the risks are minimal.

"Grass rollers are used on cricket pitches up and down the country without incident.

"This is an over the top reaction and the school should rethink its stance and at least state the real reasons for its position."

The HSE would not give out information on the school involved.


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