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The Sharp End of Employers’ Liability – Breach and Causation Under the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992 - Andrew Roy, 12 King’s Bench Walk

28/05/13. Case Comment: The Chief Constable of Hampshire Police v Taylor [2013] EWCA Civ 496. This case provides a telling illustration of the stringency of the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992 (“the PPE Regulations”) and the evidential difficulties a Defendant is likely to face rebutting liability under health and safety regulations.

On 4 September 2008 the Claimant police officer was participating in the dismantling of a cannabis factory in Southsea. The only protective equipment provided was thin latex gloves...

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