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HSW Act does not prohibit the undertaking of dangerous work

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    Langridge v Howletts & Port Lympne Estates Ltd 27 November 1996 HC (0 other reports)

In Langridge v Howletts and Port Lympne Estates Ltd, the High Court holds that the HSW Act does not legislate as to what work can be undertaken, even if that work is dangerous, but is concerned that the work is done in a way which is safe, so far as is reasonably practicable.

The case concerns a High Court appeal by Richard Langridge, an environmental health officer at Canterbury City Council, against the decision of an industrial tribunal to amend a prohibition notice (Tribunal allows keepers to continue taking avoidable risks in tiger cage).