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PRP Architects v Reid - PUWER regulations - CA 28.7.06

Ms Precious Reid's hand was trapped in the closing doors of a lift when she was leaving work one evening. She won a county court judgment against her employer, PRP Architects, as a safety device was not working - a breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, reg 5. The employer appealed on the basis that as Ms Reid was on her way home she was not using the lift "at work" within the meaning of reg 3(2) and that anyway a lift is not "work equipment" within the meaning of regs 3 and 5. The Court of Appeal dismissed the employer's appeal.

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