CECA NE Service Strikes Mock Trial

13 Oct
13 October 2022, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grand Hotel Gosforth Park

CECA NE are pleased to announce this FREE Mock Trial event, in conjunction with DAC Beachcroft.

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.

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.

Why Should You Attend?

This mock trial will be an innovative and engaging event held in a real Courtroom. Rather than merely telling you what the law says you must do, you will witness a practical example of a trial in action. You will be asked to decide the fate of the defendant.

This is an innovative and engaging session lead by DAC Beachcroft. It will provide delegates with an insight into the mechanics of a trial and 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.

Date:  13th October 2022

Time: 9am to 1.00pm

Location: Grand Hotel Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne

The event is FREE to CECA members.

Non-members can attend for only £75+VAT per person.