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Safety Awareness Presentation

A Fall From Height Story




Read what people have said about Gary's Fall From Height Safety Awareness Presentation.

Gary is a great speaker who can give a meeting or event the realism that cannot be just given with a video. Great to work with and a powerful story to tell which has the audience listening in silence and respect for the personal life story he has. Hope to use Gary again at future events.

Tim Wright (CMIOSH) Health and Safety Manager – Morrison Utility Services


I was very impressed at how you delivered such a harrowing personal tale at yesterday’s EDF presentation. Your story is an all too familiar tale in our industry. You were one of the few to survive. You through your talks, will make people think twice when working at height. You will never ever know if you have saved someone from a similar fate, but the answer is, you have probably done that already.

Alexander McTaggart – EDF Senior Construction Delivery Lead – Hinkley Point C


I would like to sincerely thank you for coming to site and sharing your safety message with us last week. Your story is a truly inspirational one and has had a huge impact on the site. Many people I have spoken to since have remarked on your courage and how clear the message of not being complacent and reflecting on the impact a safety incident can have on those around you in particular your family.

Nuala Kerley EHS Lead – Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals - Cork


After you gave us your talk a few years back in Grangemouth, I got home and was met by my daughter at the door. I gave her a big cuddle and told her basically what happened to you. As I was telling her the tears started rolling down her face and that’s when it hit me the hardest. It’s not just us that our actions affect and that’s what is more important to me.

Chris Curran – Advanced Scaffolder – Cape Industrial Services


Had me in tears just thinking about it, what if that had been you? Just told Ross and Emma about it there too, and Emma said she had goose bumps. Such an inspiring guy.

Daughter of Chris Curran (above) – after retelling Gary’s story


I've worked in the industrial sector for many years and I've seen lots of safety awareness presentations and accident stories etc but yours hit a raw nerve and was the best I've seen. I think because you were an Scaffolder like me and because of your background of working at height, it kind of makes you "one of us" and it shows how easily an accident can happen and how your accident could have been avoided, if others with knowledge of the dodgy handrail, had taken some simple measures to warn of what was effectively a death trap.

Paul Lyon – Scaffolder – Cape Industrial Services


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