There are over 60,000 cable strikes every year with electricity causing the most significant injuries.
Significant fines can be imposed if a cable strike leads to a successful prosecution –an engineering company was fined £55,000 plus £30,000 in costs after a worker sustained 60% burns following a high voltage cable strike on the Crossrail project.
The HSE investigation found a series of failings including inadequate training, communications and safety documentation. But what happens if a company gets all of those things right?
What happens if there is still a cable strike despite a company’s best efforts? When will HSE focus its attention on individuals? You will sit as a juror in a mock trial of an employee prosecuted under the Health and Safety at Work Act. You will see a “snapshot” of evidence from the prosecution and the defence as an employee has to face the consequences of his actions and inactions. You will be asked to determine guilt – and fine.
This is an innovative and engaging session lead by Kirsty Gomersal of DAC Beachcroft. It will provide delegates with an insight into the mechanics of a trial and see experienced advocates “in action”. It will demonstrate the challenges faced by those who have to give evidence in Crown Court and will give guidance on how to comply with the law. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters in an informal format after the event. It is also your chance to partake in “jury service”.
Spaces are limited and you are advised to book early to secure your space.
This event is supported by CITB’s Development Fund and places are therefore available FREE OF CHARGE to CECA Midlands members (Full and Associate)
Please note that as this is a FREE event with limited spaces, non-attendance without 72 hours notice will be charged for at £25+VAT per person