Safety Hazards in UK Law

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Leading Cases
  • Glasgow Corporation v Muir
    • House of Lords
    • 16 Abril 1943

    The Court must be careful to place itself in the position of the person charged with the duty and to consider what he or she should have reasonably anticipated as a natural and probable consequence of neglect, and not to give undue weight to the fact that a distressing accident has happened, or that witnesses, in the witness box, are prone to express regret, ex post facto, that they did not take some step, which it is now realised would definitely have prevented the accident.

  • Odeon Associated Theatres Ltd v Jones
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 03 Noviembre 1971

    Where, however, there is evidence which is accepted by the court as establishing a sound commercial accounting practice conflicting with no statute, that normally is the end of the matter. The court adopts the practice, applies it and decides the case accordingly.

  • R v Thomas
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 01 Diciembre 1983

    At the top of the scale of course, come the carefully planned abductions where the victim is used as a hostage or where ransom money is demanded. Such offences will seldom be met with less than eight years' imprisonment or thereabouts. Where violence or firearms are used, or there are other exacerbating features such as detention of the victim over a long period of time, then the proper sentence will be very much longer than that.

  • Nili Sternbaum v Bal Binder Dhesi
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 18 Marzo 2016

    The photographs show a staircase of a kind that one might find in hundreds of old buildings across the country. It looks very much like one of the examples given by Laws LJ in Alker of a hazard that is not in a state of disrepair, namely "a very steep stairway with no railings". Given the narrowness of the tread and the steepness of the flight of steps, particularly where it turns the corner, I have little doubt that, without a handrail, it was a hazard.

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Books & Journal Articles
  • The architecture of employee attitudes to safety in the manufacturing sector
    • Núm. 31-6, Diciembre 2002
    • Personnel Review
    • 649-670
    This study examines the relationships between components of organisational safety climate, including: employee attitudes to organisational and individual safety issues; perceptions of the physical ...
    ......: employee attitudes to organisational and individual safety issues; perceptionsof the physical work environment and perceptions of workplace hazards; and relates these to self-reported levels of safety activity. It also attempts to replicate the explicative model derived byCheyne et al. in a ......
  • Moving from contractor to owner operator: impact on safety culture – a case study
    • Núm. 35-2, Diciembre 2012
    • Employee Relations
    • 157-172
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether a change in staffing contractual arrangements, specific training in hazard identification, mentoring of supervisors and the introduction...
    ...... roles, actively monitoring their crews to ensurethey worked in a safer manner than before, and staff were actively addressing work-place hazards.With the safety system in place the organisation should be deemed compliant and diligent by the stateauditing authorities. This study has also shown ......
  • Mexican journalists and journalists covering war: a comparison of psychological wellbeing
    • Núm. 5-2, Abril 2013
    • Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research
    • 77-85
    Purpose: War journalists confront many dangers, leaving them at risk for mental health problems. They are, however, able to take breaks from the hazards of frontline work by periodically leaving co...
    ......Theyare, however,able to take breaks from the hazards of frontline work by periodically leaving conflict zonesfor the safety of ......
  • Dangers of workplace bullying: evidence from the Caribbean
    • Núm. 9-1, Enero 2017
    • Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research
    • 69-80
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine whether person-related bullying, work-related bullying, and physically intimidating bullying predict three forms of job strain: physical exhaustion,...
    ......Third, it would beof good practical value to establish health and safety committees to identify, assess and tackle variouspsychosocial and other ... the responsibilities of liaising with workers on health and safety hazards relatedto workplace bullying and other psychosocial stressors, developing ......
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