CNB Safe Speakers

What if you could SHOW your employees the REAL effects of a serious workplace accident?

At CNB Safe Speakers we have an injured worker that can visit your workplace and share their safety presentation and experience with your site!

Our safety speakers are willing to help you on your safety journey by telling how an injury changed their lives and affected many people around them.

In January 2002, James Wood established C & B Safe Pty Ltd  a safety information and training consultancy across Australia and New Zealand.

Drawing from personal experience, CNB Safe develops and delivers thought provoking and informative safety presentations. These safety presentations provide an insight into the real effects of workplace injury and challenge audience members to consider their safety responsibilities.

Since its inception, CNB Safe has been responsible for changing personal attitudes towards safety and today CNB Safe continues to develop its services and is working towards having a larger voice in the community, stressing the importance of making safer choices to as wide an audience as possible.

James has since been joined by other workers that have been injured at work & are willing to share their story.

Our message is simple…

Safety is all about going home to
our families and friends after work!

What we can offer you?

  • Our Safety Speakers are the first to admit they are not safety professionals but that is part of the reason that so many people listen to what they are saying! They will basically tell their story and ask your workers to think about the consequences of the ‘Choices’ they make
  • During some sessions employees will raise issues that they may hesitate to raise with a manager or supervisor therefore our speakers can provide feedback to management on these issues
  • We have developed a series of short informal workshops, each building on the importance of taking responsibility for your own safety and for the safety of your workmates
  • Provide written feedback and safety messages to reinforce the discussions with all groups

At CNB Safe Speakers we have noticed that the informal settings and independent forum allows workers to raise and discuss safety issues in a non-threatening manner. Issues that perhaps would not otherwise be raised therefore giving  you valuable feedback on how you can improve safety across your organisation.

SBS – Small Business Secrets films CNBSafe

SBS – Small Business Secrets filmed a piece explaining what CNBSafe does and how we are striving to expand our business to provide real life safety messages and information to workplaces throughout Australia.

Meet the Speakers


Rohan Sykes


Alan Newey


Michael Weston


What people say about our Safety Speakers

We have had James visit in the past and were very excited to have him back on site. James’ story fits very well with our behavioural safety focus and importance of individual choices in personal safety.
There were some workers who thought they would get the same message, however they really enjoyed hearing this updated version which included our message.
Overall this was a wonderful series of sessions, with excellent communication from James and his team, making a positive, meaningful impact on many of our workers.
Emma ShepherdHSE Manager - Boral Bricks West
Michelle’s story was direct, relevant and brought a few tears to the group. Michelle’s story fitted our target audience perfectly, it showed the ripple effect of such a tragedy. Courageously presented, well articulated and deeply personal.
Stephen PelchenLangdon Building
Alan’s story made me realise how important it is to work safely, not only for your own wellbeing but for those around us and in particular your family. His story also emphasises the need to be strong and confident when raising safety issues at work and not just accept that this has always been like it or the way we have always done it.
Trevor RoeslerHSE & Training Superintendent - Ensign Energy