What happens if you’re prosecuted for health and safety failings?

Ellis Whittam’s expert Health & Safety team is proud to present a mock trial following a serious accident at work, to give you the opportunity to experience and participate in realistic Crown Court proceedings. This full-day event will provide you with valuable first-hand insight into how a company is prosecuted for breaches of health and safety law, highlighting the pitfalls which could result in a prosecution and conviction and how to avoid them.

What will the case be about?

Who should attend?

This training event is suitable for directors, managers and anyone with an interest in the subject matter, especially those who are involved in health and safety risk management.

5th November
Abbey Gate College

Saighton Grange, Chester CH3 6EN

09:30 – 10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:00 – 13:00 Setting the scene and prosecution witnesses
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 15:45 Defence witnesses and Judge’s verdict
15:45 – 16:00 Questions and close

Places are limited, so book early to avoid missing out.

What will the case be about?

Acting as a member of the jury, you will hear the HSE’s case as to how the defendant company failed to ensure the health and safety of one of its employees after they were struck by a moving vehicle in the workplace. The HSE will present evidence of failings in risk assessment, training and systems of work which they allege amount to a breach of The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

What are the benefits of attending?

This mock trial will be an interactive event where you will witness a trial in action. It will develop your understanding of your duties as an employer (including the test of “reasonable practicability”), how a trial is conducted, and practical risk management tips to prevent you from encountering a similar scenario.

Register for the trial

Due to limited capacity, places are limited to 2 attendees per organisation.

Who’s hosting?

What our clients say

Nick Wilson

Director of Health & Safety

This trial will be chaired by Nick Wilson, our Director of Health & Safety, who is a former Inspector with the Health and Safety Executive. 

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