Paramor v Dover Harbour Board: 1967

Salmon LJ responded to an argument that ‘if the bare possibility of injury and accident could reasonably be foreseen, then the means of access [to a place of work] is not ‘safe”, saying that there ‘is, of course, a risk of injury and accident inherent in every human operation’ but that whether a means of access was safe involved ‘assessing the risk in all the circumstances of the case’ and ‘must be a question of fact and degree in each case’.


Salmon LJ


[1967] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 107


Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing Regulations 1960 (SI 1960/1932)

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CitedBaker v Quantum Clothing Group Ltd and Others SC 13-Apr-2011
The court was asked as to the liability of employers in the knitting industry for hearing losses suffered by employees before the 1989 Regulations came into effect. The claimant had worked in a factory between 1971 and 2001, sustaining noise induced . .
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Updated: 02 May 2022; Ref: scu.440383