Orzechowska v ABF PLC (t/a Speedibake) (2014)
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.