Health and Safety Law in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R (Razgar) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • House of Lords
    • 17 Junio 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?

  • Anns v Merton London Borough Council
    • House of Lords
    • 12 Mayo 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.

  • Januzi and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • House of Lords
    • 15 Febrero 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.

  • Biogen Inc. v Medeva Plc
    • House of Lords
    • 31 Octubre 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 Diciembre 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.

  • Norris v Government of the United States of America (No 2)
    • Supreme Court
    • 24 Febrero 2010

    The reality is that only if some quite exceptionally compelling feature, or combination of features, is present that interference with family life consequent upon extradition will be other than proportionate to the objective that extradition serves.

  • R v Ireland; R v Burstow
    • House of Lords
    • 24 Julio 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
  • Data Protection Act 2018
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero 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 ......
  • The Legislative Reform (Health and Safety Executive) Order 2008
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2008
  • Coronavirus Act 2020
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2020
    ......Emergency registration of health professionals Emergency registration of health professionals . S-2 . ... (i) the safety or quality of food or drink, or . (ii) the welfare of animals, and . (c) ......
  • Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2007
    ...... of being a person within subsection (2), is someone for whose safety the organisation is responsible. . (2) A person is within this ...(i) Part 2 or 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20). ("the 1983 Act"), or. (ii) Part 2 or 3 of the Mental ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Revolution Blues: The Reconstruction of Health and Safety Law as ‘Common‐sense’ Regulation
    • Nbr. 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 ...
  • Reimagining state responsibility for workers following COVID-19: A vulnerability approach
    • Nbr. 21-3, September 2021
    • International Journal of Discrimination and the Law
    In this article it is argued that the COVID-19 crisis offers an important opportunity for engagement and reflection on the operation and effectiveness of laws regarding the workplace in the UK and ...
    ...... these principles have been adopted historically in the context of health and safety law, but have not always been well applied, particularly in the ......
  • THE TRADITION OF WORKER PARTICIPATION IN THE NETHERLANDS
    • Nbr. 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?
    • Nbr. 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 ......
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Forms
  • Chapter IDG51800
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    • HM Revenue & Customs
    ...... Tackle tax evasion, health and safety negligence, fraud, breaches of employment and other ......
  • Chapter NIM10009
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    ...... upon the ordinary meaning and case law, the latter arising from Health and Safety legislation. The following arguments also take into account an ......
  • Chapter IDG60232
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    ......‘To a person exercising public functions in relation to public safety or public health, for the purposes of those functions.’. Explanation: ......
  • Chapter IDG54010
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    ...... Police on a daily basis to combat criminality and to protect public safety. HMRC and police interests converge in a number of areas, notably, ..., it may be necessary to make a disclosure to the police for health and safety purposes. See IDG40460 for guidance on this area. You must also ......
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