A health and safety consultant example...
A health and safety consultant delivered a training programme for staff working in the rail industry. He received a letter from lawyers claiming to act for the family of a railway engineer who had been killed in an accident at work. The lawyers alleged that the engineer’s life would not have been lost had the team of workers correctly implemented appropriate health and safety procedures they had received from the consultant.
A significant sum in damages was sought.
ITIC helped the consultant prepare a response. This involved a review of the training that took place and the emphasis placed on the actions of team members. ITIC also analysed the events leading to the accident and then drafted a detailed reply. No response was received and the claim and threat of litigation was eliminated.