Commentary

185 Public landowners’ liabilities

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
| Commentary

185 Public landowners’ liabilities

| Commentary

185 Public landowners’ liabilities

This title does not cover industry-specific legislation which may have a bearing on access to the countryside, but two examples illustrate that the practitioner must consider these where relevant. First, the Mines and Quarries Acts serve mainly to secure the safety, health and welfare of employees at mines and quarries, and second, the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 places both employers and the self-employed under a duty to conduct their undertakings so as to avoid risks to others: for example, farmers should try to avoid keeping any aggressive animal in a field crossed

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