Stories, articles and opinions shared on all things health, safety and well-being.
I know a thing or two about mental health. It’s often the witness of a horrific incident who suffers from PTSD. The person I was with that day in 1996 has suffered from it but I was diagnosed with it too because of my vivid recollection. Depression was something I lived with for around 5Continue reading “Mental Health Awareness Week 2021”
One of the things which happened after my accident was obviously the investigation. A size was taken of the balustrade of 870mm by one of the senior investigators (of which there were several people investigating) but it was taken from the top railing to the top of the plinth on which it sat. The plinthContinue reading “Balustrade Detail”
The main contractor representative I was with on the day of my accident, Maurice, attended a safety speaker engagement I did at Hampden previously and we were chatting over a coffee afterwards. Maurice told me that he was questioned by the Police about whether we had been arguing beforehand. He was also questioned about myContinue reading “The immediate aftermath of my fall from height”
I am pleased to announce that I now have two new online talks available. These safety talks are an online alternative to the presentation I normally deliver and allow me to expand my safety speaker services. CDM Regulations This talk is about my fall from height accident in relation to Construction Design Management (CDM) Regulations.Continue reading “Safety speakers services – new online talks available”
The 10th October marks Mental Health Awareness Day. My thoughts are with those that have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health issues.
Let me make it clear, the two people photographed below are doing absolutely nothing wrong. This is not a whistle blowing post. They are obviously surveyors of some sort, doing a survey on a roof outside my house. They are doing EXACTLY what I was doing the day of my accident in leaning against aContinue reading “Safety Awareness and Working at Height”
Last week saw two safety awareness topics close to my heart running concurrently; National Eye Health Week and Hard Hat Awareness Week, both running from 21st to 27th September. I lost the sight in my left eye and suffered severe head injury/trauma as a result of my fall from height, so both of these eventsContinue reading “National Eye Health Week”
As the weekend comes to a close, I was reminded of last year’s September Weekend getaway with the family with these photos showing up on my timeline again. We took a trip to Oban, Mull of Kintyre and Iona. Seeing Iona Abbey and in particular Reilig Odhràin was a short-term goal of mine. Even inContinue reading “September Weekend Balustrades”