Case: Case Law - J. Armour v. J. Skeen (1977) Procurator Fiscal
Precedent: Personal liability of executives
A workman fell to his death while repairing a bridge over the River Clyde. The director of roads for the regional Council, Armour, was responsible for supervising the safety and health of his road workers but had failed to produce a written safety policy. Accordingly he was prosecuted under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.