Off-site dangers from workplaces and the meaning of "risk"

The Court of Appeal has emphasised that the primary duties on employers under health and safety legislation apply to potential risks to the public, and that it is not necessary for the prosecution to show that actual harm had occurred. Its decision reinforces the preventative nature of the controls, and may have significant implications for the interpretation of environmental legislation as well.

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