Trott v WE Smith (Erectors) Ltd: CA 1957

A means of access is unsafe if it is a possible cause of injury to anybody acting in a way that a person may be reasonably expected to act in circumstances which may reasonably be expected to occur. Safe cannot mean ‘absolutely safe’.


Jenkins LJ


[1957] 1 WLR 1154, [1957] 3 All ER 500

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Updated: 02 May 2022; Ref: scu.440381