A table summarising the factors and questions that employers must consider when assessing manual handling operations involving a risk of injury.
In Jolley v Sutton London Borough Council, the House of Lords confirms both that a special duty of care is owed to children and that the rules of foreseeability do not require the precise manner of an injury or its extent to be foreseeable.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to employers' health and safety responsibilities.