Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 241 (Nov)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Lord Phillips MR, Rix and Dyson LJJ

Representation Philip Marshall (instructed by Thompsons, Cardiff) for the claimant.
  Andrew Arentsen (instructed by Hugh James, Cardiff) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 18 November 2002


Negligence - Duty of care - Employer - Residential social worker injured whilst answering door - Employer not having fitted security chain to door - Employer's liability.

The Case

The judge had been entitled to find that the defendant local authority had been neither negligent nor in breach of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992 in failing to fit a security chain to the front door of a residential children's unit at which the claimant was employed as a residential social worker.

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