Motivational and Behavioural Safety Speaker
Jason Anker was paralysed from the waist down due to an avoidable incident on a construction site in 1993 when he fell off a ladder. He was 24 years old.
His story of his life before the incident, the day of the incident, the time spent in hospital and rehab, his initial release from hospital and his struggle with life over the last 29 years is an honest and sometimes graphic account of the devastation the incident has had on Jason and his family & friends.
For 29 years he was unable to talk openly about his experience of a work related major incident. This is reflected in a story that is very raw; the emotion in which he delivers his talk is as strong as if it was the day of the incident.
Jason is the reason why Health and Safety in the work place is important. All workers receive the standard compulsory briefing where they are told what to do, what not to do, what to wear, what not to wear, where to go and where not to go. What this briefing doesn’t often achieve is getting though why we need these rules.
Jason’s story is really about being at rock bottom, having the determination to pick yourself up, change direction in life and then trying to make a difference to others. Jason is a regular speaker at functions and after dinner events where he talks about his story, from the evening before the accident, the accident itself, the subsequent rehabilitation and his attempts to put his shattered life back together.