LLB Law of Health and Safety at Work

Students studying in a seminarModule leader: George Applebey

Module description:

On the basis of a detailed examination of primary law, secondary legislation and case law: After the history of employer’s liability, Part 1 of the course is based upon criminal law; strict liability and regulatory criminal offences; and Health and Safety at Work Act 1974; the role of the Health and Safety Executive and enforcement; The European Framework directive and implementing British Regulations; Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.

The second part of the course is largely aspects of Tort Law. Employer’s liability in Negligence at common law; the tort of breach of statutory duty; selected case studies on certain types of claim, e.g. Occupational stress and claims arising from exposure to asbestos, including the debate over pleural plaques; Employment law aspects of health and safety, worker participation, etc; the European Union’s role in the working environment; the Working Time Regulations 1999; the Human Rights Act 1998 and health and safety law.




The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.