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 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.
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.
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 a contractor who was seriously injured in the workplace. Evidence will be given of deficiencies in the risk assessments, safe system of work, training, and auditing procedures which, according to the HSE, amount to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
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.
Due to limited capacity, places are limited to 2 attendees per organisation.
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.