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:
- The “quality” of those obligations;
- Ensuring that those obligations are complied with
You can access a video presentation about the case here.