Jason's story highlights heartache of losing a mate to a preventable workplace incident

Master Electricians Australia RSS Feed

11 February 2016

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland's new workplace safety film, Jason's story, takes a confronting, very honest look into the heartache of losing a son and a mate to a preventable workplace incident.

Jason Garrels was just 20 years old when he died at a construction site in Clermont in 2012. He had only been working there for nine days.

Jason's family and friends have shared their experiences to raise awareness about the importance of workplace safety, the need for effective communication between sub-contractors on construction sites, and appropriate supervision and supportive mentoring of young workers.

The resource is a valuable tool for education workers about the dangers of work sites, and we encourage all electrical contractors to share it with their staff. Jason’s story is available on DVD; you can order a copy by sending your details to safe@justice.qld.gov.au.

"For these younger guys who are doing a job, if you don’t know, ask. Simple as that. Be an advocate for your own safety". – Lee Garrels, Jason's mum

Next

Previous

Next

Previous