This week we were fortunate to attend the official opening of “Civil Safety“. A Safety and Training facility based in Yatala and Moranbah.
Their CEO, Robert Kerridge, is passionate about safety and training, and saw a real need for a facility like this to ensure that those starting work in the construction, building or mining industry where equipped with knowledge and hands on experience to ensure their continued safety on the job.
After all, employees can be exposed to dangerous conditions and without construction safety, building safety and mining safety knowledge, may be putting themselves and others at risk of injury or worse.
They specialize in … High Risk Competencies – Dogging, Rigging –all levels, Scaffolding – all levels, EWP, Tower Crane, and much more, WHS Courses, First Aid, Emergency Rescue, Trainer/Assessor to name a few. There is much more on thier site so go here and check out their courses – Civil Safety Courses.
All of the things you’ll learn and discover in the building and construction safety training will help you and your fellow workers make better decisions about how you can easily stay safe and still get the job done.
Height Training and Why I'm Interested
This kind of training is of particular interest to me, as my injury occurred from a height. Granted my inury was 15 years ago and this kind of training was not prevalent.. however there were professionals experienced in working at heights around trees who could of done the job.
Alternatively perhaps had I of invested some time into gaining knowledge or working safely at heights, or using safety equipment, I may not of ended up in a wheelchair.
Over the years you can develop many shortcuts in order to save time – these shortcuts unknowingly turn into bad habits as each time you take them, the risk “seemingly” lessens.
Until one day, external factors are thrown into the mix (all the things they teach you about in a training course) – and you then face the painful journey to rehabilitation.
“Getting over the injury is difficult – learning to live with it is where the challenge begins. Not just for you, but for others as well.”
Now that shortcut I took, thinking I was an arborist, and qualified to work at heights, comes back to bite me everyday because even though Im experienced in wheeling my chair – I have to have my mind on the job all the time since surfaces are uneven, obstacles can appear out of nowhere and just because my head is now literally screwed on – it doesn’t mean I can afford to slacken off.
Can you afford to not do these safety training courses?
Take a look at the training courses offered at Civil Safety – book yourself or your employees in for a refresher… http://www.civilsafety.com.au/
Otherwise, you might just find yourself trying to operate something just as dangerous as the machinery you work on now – but not so well paid.. a wheelchair – or crutches.
If you would like to find out more about my story, and the subsequent life-altering effects taking a short cut can have on your life – contact me and enquire about booking a live presentation at your workplace.
It’s so much better to decide to book right now because you will already be on your new path to staying safe.