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Claimant in a jam as breach of duty claim comes to a sticky end

Orzechowska v ABF PLC (t/a Speedibake) (2014)
QBD
26 February 2014

The duty on an employer under regulation 12(3) of the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992, to keep floors free from obstruction relates to foreseeable hazards created by objects and substances which would not otherwise be there and not permanent structures or plant. So held Justice Coulson in the case of Orzechowska v ABF PLC (t/a Speedibake) (2014). Liz Harrison looks at this case, in which the court held that a pipe in a bakery did not present a real tripping risk.

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