Local construction managers are being invited to attend a mock trial next week to see first hand what can happen when things go wrong and a worker is injured.
In the pretend criminal trial at Northampton’s 17th century Sessions House Court, both the company and the director of a fictional company are to be prosecuted by the HSE, with the verdict decided on the day.
The Magistrates will judge the case on the facts and arguments presented to them by prosecution and defence lawyers. The event will close with a discussion of the verdict and its implications, and there will be the opportunity to question the legal team.
Health and Safety Awareness Officer Sharon Geeson said: “As a director or senior manager, your job is to make sure that things go right for your business and your workers aren’t put at unnecessary risk.
“With the best will, things can still go wrong. This mock trial aims to explain what can happen when a worker is hurt and the HSE decides to prosecute.”
The event is being organised by the East Midlands Working Well Together campaign group.
Anyone wishing to attend the event should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01604 738333. Tickets cost £25 per person which includes tea/coffee and a buffet lunch.