Hamilton v Nuroof (WA) Pty Ltd [1956] HCA 42 | 10 August 1956

ON 10 AUGUST 1956, the High Court of Australia delivered Hamilton v Nuroof (WA) Pty Ltd [1956] HCA 42; (1956) 96 CLR 18 (10 August 1956).


The duty of care of a reasonably prudent employer is “a duty to take reasonble care to avoid exposing the employees to unnecessary risks of injury” (per Dixon CJ and Kitto J at 25) and “a duty to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to provide a safe system of working” (per Fullagar J at 34).


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