Lawyer warns on significance of floor ruling


Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A law firm has issued an alert to care home operators after a worker sued her employer for damages after slipping on a pool of urine left by one of the residents in the main corridor.

Care worker Susan Ellis took her case against Bristol City Council to the Court of Appeal, where the argument centred on Regulation 12 of the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 which specifies that floors should be “suitable for the purpose” for which they are used.


Print



Latest blog posts

A weary sense of deja vu

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

So we are to be favoured with a Green Paper sometime next summer.

Theresa May’s insistence on the importance of an...

It’s a hard, hard world

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

A recent survey has found that 63% of the general public believe the NHS provides social care and 42% think...

Sign-up and pay, or perhaps pay more

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

There are powerful arguments why carers working at night in small specialist care facilities should be paid their full hourly...