A LEGAL VIEW OF VALUE FOR MONEY IN SAFETY
This paper examines the legal constraints to be taken into consideration in the evaluation of safety measures. The areas of negligence, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and manslaughter are considered briefly and some examples of cases outlined. European directives are found to be less concerned with safety. The findings of the Hidden inquiry following the rail accident at Clapham are discussed. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 872231.
University College LondonCentre for Transport Studies, Gower Street
London, United Kingdom WC1E 6BT
- BRUNNER, A
- Publication Date: 1995-1
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Highways; Legislation; Negligence; Prevention; Railroad transportation; Safety
- ITRD Terms: 1661: Accident prevention; 2755: Highway; 1556: Legislation; 2239: Negligence; 1173: Rail bound transport; 1665: Safety
- Subject Areas: Law; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00712345
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
- Files: ITRD
- Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM