Mock trial: Service strike, London

13 November, 2015 | 08:30 - 13:00

Become a juror on our mock trial about service strike.
Become a juror on our mock trial about service strike.

About this event

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 Health and Safety Executive (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?

This engaging and thought provoking event will allow you to 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 also be asked to determine guilt – and fine.

The event also includes important messages covering: communication, adherence to H&S documentation, inadequate training and designer responsibilities.

The event is led by Kirsty Gomersal from Clyde & Co and supported by TfL, CECA and ICE.


For any additional information please contact Yiannis Xenarios at:

It is important that you leave sufficient time to pass through City Hall's security checks. The mock trial will commence at 09.00.