Stark v The Post Office [2000] ICR 1013 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Court of Appeal rules PUWER duty is absolute failures

    1 July 2000

    In Stark v The Post Office, the Court of Appeal rules that reg. 6(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992 (PUWER) imposes on an employer absolute liability for defective equipment. As a result, a postman injured when riding his Post Office bicycle is entitled to damages.