Egan v Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust [2008] EWCA Civ 1424 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Employers must reduce risks - regardless of an assessment

    Date:
    1 June 2009

    Howard Fidderman looks at Egan v Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust - an important Court of Appeal decision on reducing manual handling risks.

  • Court of Appeal underlines distinction between risk assessment and risk reduction

    Date:
    1 April 2009

    The Court of Appeal decision in Egan v Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust drew attention to the distinction - in the context of the 1992 manual handling Regulations - between an employer's duty to carry out a health and safety risk assessment and the separate requirement that risks be reduced to the lowest level reasonably practicable, irrespective of whether a risk assessment has been carried out.