Suitability of Workplace Floors

Lady Wolffe’s Opinion in Mark Shackelton v M-I Drilling Fluids UK LTD [2016] CSOH 82 is a welcome reminder of how courts will approach the question of whether a workplace floor is suitable for its purpose under Regulation 12 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 [“the 1992 Regulations”]. The Pursuer, Mr Shackelton, had an accident at his place of employment on 4th June 2013. He was carrying a box through a doorway and into a hallway when … Continued