Thompson v Dublin Bus (2015)

Posted in: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    [2015] IESC 22
  • Legal Body
    Irish Supreme Court (IESC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Health and Safety
Issues covered: Health and Safety

The recent Supreme Court decision of Thompson v Dublin Bus (2015) has clarified that employers’ duties in relation to the safety of work equipment provided to employees is not absolute.

FACTS

The plaintiff was a bus driver employed by Dublin Bus. On the day in question, in the course of driving the bus, the plaintiff traversed a number of ramps and at one of the ramps, the pneumatic suspension of the bus malfunctioned causing a loss of “cushion effect” thereby causing him neck and lower back injury.

CLAIM AND HIGH COURT DECISION

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General

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This article is correct at 25/11/2015
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Anna Broderick
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