The Court of Appeal has held that the Ministry of Justice, which it found had a relationship with a prisoner assigned to do kitchen work "akin to employment", was vicariously liable for the negligence of the prisoner when he accidentally dropped a heavy sack of food on a member of staff's back.
The Court of Appeal agreed with a county court that the "close connection" test to determine whether or not an employer is vicariously liable for the assault committed by its employee on a customer requires some additional factor that goes beyond the mere fact that the employment provided the opportunity and setting for the assault to occur and the employee's duties included interaction with customers.
A quiz for line managers to test their knowledge on the law and practice relating to night working.
Practical guidance on identifying and managing health and safety risks, including the duties to carry out risk assessments under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.
Updated to take account of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017.
The law on health and safety consultation, first aid, employers' liability insurance, the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences (RIDDOR), and safety signs and signals.
A table listing the suggested number of first-aiders or appointed persons that might be needed in relation to categories of risk and number of employees.
A model document to record first-aid training.
A table listing the specified injuries that employers are required to report to the enforcing authorities.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to health and safety.