Every business that owns, rents or is otherwise responsible for property, owes a duty of care to every person that enters those premises. The area of law that is concerned with this responsibility is occupier’s liability.
Being found negligent as an occupier can have extensive repercussions on a business. This can include the financial burden of being held responsible for a claims expenses, to the reputational risk and negative publicity associated with an incident occurring on your premises. To limit these occurences, it’s essential for organizations to take necessary precautions that will help mitigate the frequency and severity of future events.