161. Obligation to exercise skill.

161.     Obligation to exercise skill.

In a contract for the supply of a service1 where the supplier is acting in the course of a business, there is an implied term that the supplier will carry out the service with reasonable care and skill2. This provision is in conformity with the general rule of common law that all workers undertake to use the skills appropriate to their particular crafts3. The acceptance by a person of work of a class which he holds himself out as qualified to do amounts to a warranty on his part that he possesses