Tag: Civil Law

Health & Safety Responsibilities of Employees

While most health and safety responsibilities lie with the employer, employees have health and safety responsibilities too. The two main pieces of legislation that feature health and safety responsibilities for employees are: The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 The Health and Safety

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Sources and Types of Law Relating to Health and Safety

Sources of law The law is made in two different ways, i.e. there are two sources of law – common law or statute. Statute law takes priority over common law and may be enacted to address a perceived inequity in the common law. Common law often aids the interpretation of statute law as terms are

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Negligence and Health and Safety – A Brief Overview

Negligence Negligence may be explained as careless conduct injuring another. For the injured party (claimant) to succeed in a negligence claim, he must prove: That the defendant (usually the employer) owed him a duty of care; That this duty was breached. The duty of care is breached if the defendant has failed to exercise the

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