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His claim was based on the fact that he had not been provided with the type of boots which would have given him proper protection against injury.
Initially his claim failed, but on Appeal the Judge agreed that he should have been provided with motocross type boots which were stronger than the standard issue boots specifically for the off-road training session, as they would have prevented his injuries.
The case illustrates how the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 should have been applied. Firstly, it is necessary to identify the risk of injury, and then to ask if the equipment provided was effective to prevent or control that risk and so whether it was appropriate. The Judge who first heard the case had not adopted the proper approach, and as it was clear that the boots supplied had not prevented the injuries suffered, the Appeal Judge allowed the claim to succeed.
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