The SSTA today announced that it is conducting a survey of local authority and independent schools acceptance of liability for injury sustained by employees in untreated car parking areas in schools. The Association is concerned that there are an alarming number of cases of injury being reported and the number of cases being pursued by the Association reflects this.
Alan McKenzie, Acting General Secretary said “We have simply asked if these employers accept their responsibility for the care and welfare of employees in car parks. So far, there have been a variety of responses some of which are frankly disappointing. The Association is anxious to engage in dialogue to reach a position where sensible policy can emerge. It is not helpful to our members or to the taxpayers to simply respond ‘see you in court' as some employers have already done”.
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Acting General Secretary