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Company may owe same duty to its contractors as to its employees

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    R v Rhône-Poulenc Rorer Ltd [1996] ICR 1054 CA (0 other reports)

In R v Rhône-Poulenc Rorer Ltd , the Court of Appeal rules that the requirement to provide some suitable physical means to prevent falls through fragile materials, as set out in the construction Regulations, is absolute. The Court also concludes that, under s.3(1) of the HSW Act, an employer may, in some circumstances, owe a duty to contractors equal to that owed to its own employees.