Health and Safety Law in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Januzi and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • House of Lords
    • 15 Fevereiro 2006

    The decision-maker, taking account of all relevant circumstances pertaining to the claimant and his country of origin, must decide whether it is reasonable to expect the claimant to relocate or whether it would be unduly harsh to expect him to do so. The decision-maker must do his best to decide, on such material as is available, where on the spectrum the particular case falls. All must depend on a fair assessment of the relevant facts.

  • Anns v Merton London Borough Council
    • House of Lords
    • 12 Maio 1977

    First one has to ask whether, as between the alleged wrongdoer and the person who has suffered damage there is a sufficient relationship of proximity or neighbourhood such that, in the reasonable contemplation of the former, carelessness on his part may be likely to cause damage to the latter—in which case a prima facie duty of care arises.

  • Biogen Inc. v Medeva Plc
    • House of Lords
    • 31 Outubro 1996

    His expressed findings are always surrounded by a penumbra of imprecision as to emphasis, relative weight, minor qualification and nuance ( as Renan said, la v�rit� est dans une nuance), of which time and language do not permit exact expression, but which may play an important part in the judge's overall evaluation.

  • White and Others v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and Others
    • House of Lords
    • 03 Dezembro 1998

    It is a non sequitur to say that because an employer is under a duty to an employee not to cause him physical injury, the employer should as a necessary consequence of that duty (of which there is no breach) be under a duty not to cause the employee psychiatric injury: see Hilson, Nervous Shock and Categorization of Victims, [1998] Tort L.R. 37, at 42. The rules to be applied when an employee brings an action against his employer for harm suffered at his workplace are the rules of tort.

  • Anns v Merton London Borough Council
    • House of Lords
    • 12 Maio 1977

    It can only arise when the state of the building is such that there is present or imminent danger to the health or safety of persons occupying it. We are not concerned at this stage with any issue relating to remedial action nor are we called upon to decide upon what the measure of the damages should be; such questions, possibly very difficult in some cases, will be for the court to decide.

  • R (Razgar) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • House of Lords
    • 17 Junho 2004

    (4) If so, is such interference necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others?

  • R v Ireland; R v Burstow
    • House of Lords
    • 24 Julho 1997

    In cases where the problem arises it is a matter of interpretation whether a court must search for the historical or original meaning of a statute or whether it is free to apply the current meaning of the statute to present day conditions. Statutes dealing with a particular grievance or problem may sometimes require to be historically interpreted.

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Legislation
  • The Legislative Reform (Health and Safety Executive) Order 2008
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 01 de Janeiro de 2008
  • Data Protection Act 2018
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 01 de Janeiro de 2018
    ...... (ii) under Part 1 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, or . (iii) by the Charter Trustees Regulations 1996 (  S.I. ... (iii) might jeopardise the safety of any person, and . (b) (b) the Minister has notified the Commissioner ......
  • Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 01 de Janeiro de 2015
    ...... involving ill-treatment or wilful neglect by a person providing health care or social care; to create an offence of the corrupt or other improper ... . . (a) health and safety matters, or. . . (b) the provision of health care or social care. . ......
  • Policing and Crime Act 2017
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 01 de Janeiro de 2017
    ...... Act 1984; to amend the powers of the police under the Mental Health Act 1983; to extend the powers of the police in relation to maritime ... the proposed collaboration would have an adverse effect on public safety or otherwise have an adverse effect on its efficiency or effectiveness. . ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Revolution Blues: The Reconstruction of Health and Safety Law as ‘Common‐sense’ Regulation
    • Núm. 42-2, June 2015
    • Journal of Law and Society
    This article reviews the last five years of coalition government policy making in relation to occupational health and safety law. It shows that the most significant and influential element of this ...
  • THE TRADITION OF WORKER PARTICIPATION IN THE NETHERLANDS
    • Núm. 10-2, February 1988
    • Employee Relations
    • 14-16
    Collective labour relations within the EEC varies considerably, and it is intended here to explain the underlying attitudes to bargaining between unions and employers in the Netherlands. Forthcomin...
    ...... changes in collective labour law, in particular in relation to health and safety at work law, since this area will be markedly affected by new ......
  • Working with display screen equipment — do you know your rights?
    • Núm. 10-4, April 1992
    • The Electronic Library
    • 209-216
    The European Community Directive 90/270/EEC, issued in 1990, concerns the minimum health and safety standards of display screen users. The Directive becomes law in the UK and the rest of Europe on ...
    ...... Directive 90/270/EEC, issued in 1990, concerns the minimum health and safety standards of display screen users. The Directive becomes law in ......
  • Barking and Biting: The Equal Opportunity Commission as an Enforcement Agency
    • Núm. 44-2, June 2016
    • Federal Law Review
    ...... in other areas, like competition law and occupational health and safety, have  . ......
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