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.
“GRAHAM have been aware of and utilised the services of James for a number of years now, and have always found him to be engaging, inspiring, frank, and impassioned.
His drive in sharing his story to prevent others suffering a similar injury is highly commendable.
His most recent keynote talk to our entire Interior Fit-Out Division hit home to every single person in the room, and there is no doubt it will encourage an even greater attention on safety as we continue our drive towards eliminating harm.”
“The most powerful speaker and presentation I have ever seen, his communication technique is extremely simple and it is ‘from the heart’. I attended both the morning and evening presentation and was equally enthralled by his presentation due to the reality of his situation.
Through James’s presentation he is able transport his audience to the place and moment of his accident and the after events particularly when he was in hospital, in physiotherapy and his life on getting out of hospital including the impact of the accident to everyone around him including his close family.
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“We had the pleasure of hosting James Gorry on our Project in Sweden, James delivered a powerful presentation to our site workers highlighting the hard hitting reality of how a life changing injury can completely alter even the simple things we take for granted on a daily basis.
Many of the workforce required translators for their native language and having James there in person you could see the message was not lost on them. James is a down to earth guy and had great patience allowing our translators communicate his story, it was certainly a great asset to…
“Listening to James presentation on health and safety was certainly a thought provoking worthwhile experience for all personnel on the East Anglia One Project. Often we attend health and safety conferences and presentations which fall into the mundane, however I can confirm few came close to the level of insight which he holds on the matter. Providing information to us in a personnel, intimate manor not only highlighted the importance of health and safety to us but also struck a chord with us in that we could see that James was indeed just a normal worker like…