Mock trial 2017: Service strike, London

14 September, 2017 | 09:00 - 13:15

Venue address:

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom
ICE Health and Safety Days: Mock trial on service strike
ICE Health and Safety Days: Mock trial on service strike

About this event

There are over 60,000 cable strikes every year with electricity causing the most significant injuries. Large fines can be imposed if a cable strike leads to a successful prosecution – at the end of 2015, two construction companies were fined a total £90,000 plus prosecution costs after two workers were seriously injured following a cable strike at a London construction site.

This mock trial will explore:

  • How inadequate risk assessment, lack of communication, lack of supervision and inadequate checks on competence led to a cable strike
  • What happens if there is still a cable strike despite a company's best efforts to train, supervise and enable its employees? When will HSE focus its attention on individuals?

After the Mock Trial on 14 September, ICE is running a training seminar on Safeguarding H&S by design: Utilising BIM effectively​. The seminar starts at 14:30 - book you place at

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Testimonials from previous mock trial events

  • Without doubt, the service strike mock trial was the best and most eye-opening training that I have attended within my 25 year career
  • Very well done to all. A real ‘feel’ was achieved
  • The mock trial is an excellent way of focusing attention on the responsibilities of employers to employees and the responsibilities of individuals to each other
  • This was a very informative day and well worth the time
  • This is a very good initiative, as they say a picture paints a thousand words
  • We enjoyed the event, it was a great way of delivering information and awareness
  • Who doesn’t learn from submissive theatre?! Great event, one which has inspired us to roll out similar training to all our employees
  • Very informative and great insight into how the court process would work in a ‘utility strike’ case
  • Excellent Mock trial, very interesting, engaging and professionally carried out