WEBINAR: Electric Shock Claims

Thursday, 15 October 2020
10:00 am – 11:00 am (UK time)
    • John Colquhoun

The Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland is happy to announce that their next webinar will cover electric shock claims.

The webinar will be hosted by John Colquhoun.

John is a Chartered Electrical and Electronic Engineer and has over 8 years’ experience of forensic investigation in a wide range of cases throughout the UK and abroad. John carries out investigations and analysis of fires and explosions, electrical and electronic engineering failures, and personal injuries.

John has also over 13 years of experience in the telecommunications industry in engineering, commercial and operational management roles and is certified to access onshore wind turbines, tall structures (Tower Climbing, Rescue and RF awareness) and holds an IPAF MEWP’s operator’s license. John has prepared numerous CPR compliant reports and has given evidence as an expert witness in the Royal Courts of Justice, Sheriff Courts (Scotland), a Fatal Accident Inquiry (Scotland) and Institute of Civil Engineering Arbitration.

Learning objectives

By attending this event delegates will be able to identify:

  • The fundamentals of electricity.
  • How the resistance of the human body is calculated.
  • The effects of electricity on the human body, considering time and magnitude.
  • Understand the concept of “no-let-go”.
  • Case study of an alleged electric shock.
    1. Background to the claim following an alleged electric shock at work.
    2. Discussion of the calculations of the alleged electric shock, methodology and understanding.
    3. Conclusions of the investigation.
    4. Outcome for the Insurer and Claimant.

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.