Contractor safety management series Part 5: KCGM v Hanekom

Hi again everyone. Apologies for the break in posting over the last month, but all is explained in the video presentation below.

Today I  am looking at another case in our contractor safety management series.

KCGM v Hanekom involved a fatality on a mine site, and looks at the very interesting question of the extent of a Principal’s obligations when they impose safety obligations on a contractor. There is also the vexing question of what “liability” does a principal take on when they “approve” a contractor’s systems?

The upshot of the case is, I think, that If we impose health and safety obligations on our contractors we are responsible for:

  1. The “quality” of those obligations;
  2. Ensuring that those obligations are complied with

You can access a video presentation about the case here.

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