Writing in The Scotsman, associate Lorna Ferguson looks at accidents in the workplace, considering issues including risk assessment and workplace law.
She says that EU Directives calling on member states to strengthen health and safety regulations saw the UK compile the so-called "six pack" regulations on standards which employers had to meet. She further notes that section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act changed the system for workplace compensation claims in 2013 but that there has yet to be a reported Scottish case where section 69 has been the deciding factor.
“The interaction between reasonable care and the statutory health and safety framework has yet to be fully developed in Scotland,” adding that employers should in the meantime note that risk assessment “is still a relevant factor in workplace claims.”
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