| Commentary

151 Emergencies

| Commentary

151 Emergencies

The bailee’s duty of care will ordinarily extend to a duty to take reasonable steps to protect the goods from the effects of an emergency, such as fire, explosion or theft1. This duty applies regardless of whether the emergency itself was caused by the bailee’s fault2. The necessary steps might, according to circumstance, include the taking of defensive physical or legal precautions3, the notification of the owner in order to obtain instructions4, and the notification of insurers and law enforcement authorities5. Where a bailee is obliged in fulfilment of its duty of care to take measures to protect

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