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Commission of the European Communities v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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health and safety | employers' duties | reasonably practicable

In Commission of the European Communities v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Case C-127/05 ECJ, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rejected a challenge to the use of the phrase 'so far as is reasonably practicable' in UK health and safety legislation.

Directive 89/391/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work imposes 'a duty to ensure the health and safety of workers in every aspect related to the work' (Article 5(1)).