James Gorry lost the use of his legs in a workplace accident in 2005 but through hard work and determination he has overcome this and he is both determined and well placed to pass on a message of awareness and vigilance to the risks and repercussions of accidents in the workplace. Drawing on his personal experiences of the results of workplace accidents and the trauma faced by those around him, he offers a real sense of purpose and direction in bringing the importance of health and safety to his listeners and he has achieved positive results and feedback in motivating team members of all levels and truly getting the message across that we all have a part to place in ensuring success in health and safety practices.
James delivers focused and heartfelt motivational impact talks which are of interest and importance to a wide audience. His ability to both captivate the listener and to drill home the very real message of how important health and safety is. Various organizations and companies have expressed the rewards and benefits of hearing James’ message and offer testimony of his impact on their workforce.
On October 15th 2005, I was working at a galvanising plant in Dublin repairing a damaged roof and slipped and fell in through the roof, falling twenty six feet from the ground. That is the day that changed my life forever.
I am now paraplegic complete and I am confined to a wheelchair for the rest of my life.I ended up in the rehabilitation hospital in Dun Laoghaire for occupational therapy, physiotherapy and psychological therapy and started on the long and hard road to recovery and trying to rebuild my life. Through hard work and determination my family and I have overcome this tragedy.
During the course of my rehabilitation at home, I completed the ECDL and a presentation and skills course in Dublin and by chance, I was asked if I would be interested in giving a talk about my accident to the workforce of a company that I used to work for.
Having an experience of the huge importance of health and safety best practices in the workplace and the horrible suffering and consequences leading from mistakes or errors I jumped at the chance to express this message to anyone that I could. This message is imperative not only for you,
James can help your team fully understand the
consequences of an accident in your workplace
Health and Safety Presentations is all about rules, regulations and statistics, but when you see my statistics you will be able to see the need for Health and Safety. Best practices in health and safety is not just a legal responsibility through the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, it is also an ethical and moral obligation.
This presentation is for anyone and everyone. Not only is it ideal for those who have direct responsibility for integrating Health and Safety best practices into management structures, but as occupational health and safety is everyone’s responsibility, employees at all levels will benefit from this presentation.
Best practices in health and safety is not just a legal responsibility through the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, it is also an ethical and moral obligation.
“James delivered a compelling and engaging story which resonated with all our construction workers and management.
We felt his story has most definitely helped with our continued journey towards a more enhanced safety culture environment thanks to James.”
“James Gorry attended the eir Networks Safety Conference on Friday 09th October 2015. James spoke with absolute honesty & clarity about the consequences of his life-changing accident for himself and his family. James’s story had a powerful impact on our audience of over 200 eir frontline managers and now they have a renewed appetite for making the right choices about safety for themselves and their team.”
“We recently presented a “Townhall” style meeting to the entire workforce of the Mate Hospital Construction site, to mark the achievement of 1.000.000 accident free man-hours on the site. At the conclusion of that occasion we asked James Gorry to present and describe the devastating consequences of his workplace accident to those present.