“My passion for safety is very strong. I feel like I’ve got a responsibility to try and prevent others having to go through what we went through.”
Bill’s son, Tim, an electrical apprentice, died at the age of 17 after he received an electric shock at work from overhead powerlines.
Bill shared the personal story of his son to raise awareness of the need to make electrical and workplace safety a priority for every business. Bill believes in the need to provide proper induction, support, supervision and mentoring for all young workers.
Bill became a member of the Consultative committee for work related fatalities and serious incidents to inspire employers to lead in providing a positive safety culture in their business, and to better provide for the unique safety requirements of young workers.
Bill is also a Workplace Health and Safety Queensland safety advocate visiting Queensland businesses to encourage workers to make electrical and workplace safety a priority.
- Last updated
- 15 March 2019