The term 'duty of care' has become popular is position descriptions and in courts. It is a way of saying that you are responsible for the welfare of yourself and of others. If you ignore this duty, you are breaking the rules. These rules are set to ensure nobody is missed or forgotten about, and is primarily about preventing accidents. To explain what it means, it means you are responsible for people's well-being.
The Law section of the library will have plenty of books on this.
Jun 13, 2011 03:42 AM