Success in Work at Height Regulations trial
Quentin acted in the case of the Health and Safety Executive v Mark Hayes, a trial at Southwark Crown Court. The case centred around an allegation of a breach of the defendant's duties under Regulation 4 of the Work At Height Regulations 2005 in respect of scaffolding works at a residential address in London from which a scaffold worker fell 45 feet to his death. The prosecution case was that the defendant failed to plan and supervise scaffolding work properly and to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, that the work at height was carried out in a safe manner. Following a contested trial the jury returned a favourable verdict following only 22 minutes deliberation.
POSTED: Thursday, September 4, 2014