The Role of the Project Supervisor on a Construction Site is examined in the Judgement of Mr Justice Sanfey in a recent decision. He accepted the Defendant’s contention that that a contractor responsible for a construction site is not under an absolute duty to ensure that the site is safe and without risk of injury. That Article 30 of the 2013 Regulations makes it clear that this duty applies “so far as is reasonably practicable”.

In this case the Court held that the safety statement was deficient. Primary liability rested with the Defendant. The Plaintiff was found to be guilty of Contributory negligence for adopting a method that was inherently unsafe.

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