At common law an employer owes to each of his employees a duty to take reasonable care for his safety in all the circumstances of the case1. The duty is often expressed as a duty to provide safe plant and premises, a safe system of work, safe and suitable equipment, and safe fellow-employees; but the duty is nonetheless one overall duty2. The duty is a personal duty and is non-delegable3. All the circumstances relevant to the particular employee must be taken into consideration, including any particular susceptibilities he may have4. Subject to the requirement of reasonableness, the duty extends
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