CNB Safe

What We Do

Our Safety Speakers have all been affected by workplace injury or fatality, but they are not safety professionals. The stories we tell are not about Statistics or procedures, they are real life messages on how getting hurt or killed while doing our job has changed their lives.

Real Life Safety from Real Life People

What people say
  • Paul Burns – Manager Rail Infrastructure Maintenance

    James story is very powerful and he speaks openly and honestly about his bad choice resulting in a life long sentence. Bloody Brilliant.

  • Lisa Foster – Health Safety & Training

    Thank you James for speaking at our recent Safety Summit, our day was all about “Who are you Safe for?” Your Choices talk hit all the right notes and you had our attendees captivated. They appreciated your “Down to Earth” nature and your candour in speaking about your very personal experience.

  • Jim Batey

    This is the second time I have utilised James Wood to speak at a Safety Day and he has not let us down, with his emotive talks indicating the choices he had and what the choices each and every one of the audience will have in the future and who may be affected. Highly skilled […]

  • Stephen Pelchen Ballarat

    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.

  • Russell Page

    Rohan has experienced a major trauma in his life. He was able to clearly articulate the contributing factors that led to his accident and to keep his audience enthralled with the personal challenges of dealing with the impact on his life after the accident. Rohan is an excellent speaker and provides realism to the safety […]

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Meet our Safety Speakers

  • Choices

    James Wood

    Thrown from a truck & broke his back because of some choices he made

  • Alan Newey - CNB Safe


    Alan Newey

    Bang…. That is the noise Alan remembers as his right arm was ripped off by a conveyor belt

  • Michelle Rath Safety Speaker


    Michelle Rath

    Received the phone call that no parent should ever receive!..... that her youngest son had been killed at work

  • Anton Guinea - Safety Speaker CNB Safe


    Anton Guinea

    Received flash burns & spent months in hospital realising how lucky he was to be alive

  • Greg Smith Safety Speaker


    Greg Smith

    Fell asleep at the wheel and broke his neck because he pushed it too far

  • Rohan Sykes CNB Safe Speaker


    Rohan Sykes

    Suffered third-degree burns to 35% of his body...all due to a lack of communication

Safety Talks

Professional Safety Talks and Presentations


What we do

CNBSafe Safety Speakers is a company that provides Safety Talks and Safety Presentations throughout Australia and New Zealand by experienced Safety presenters who have all been affected by workplace injuries or fatality.
Our CNBSafe Safety Speakers are not safety professionals but are highly experienced and motivated speakers who tell their stories. They are not about Statistics or procedures they deliver real life safety talks and safety presentations on important topics. Namely, how getting hurt or killed while doing their job has changed their lives.

Our talks can help reduce accidents in your workplace

Our safety talks and presentations are delivered by real life people and will make you and your staff and employees think twice about any unsafe action they may take. By sharing their safety talks our safety speakers help reduce industry accidents by encouraging your team to take responsibility for their own safety, to look out for each other at work, and to turn to their safety training as a resource. Safety talks show people the real results of getting hurt at work, and safety presentations are a great way to invigorate your workplace into the importance of staying safe.

What is a safety talk?

Safety talks are where an injured worker or an individual who has been left behind due to a fatality of a loved one, shares their experience in a very real and powerful way. Their presentations and talks can help expose your employees to the dangers of workplace injury and the importance of safety training.

How can a safety talk it benefit your business?

Safety presentations benefit your business by being informative and extremely thought provoking and enabling your staff to see the real results of a workplace injury or death.
Safety talks give your workmates the opportunity to discuss topics like how an injury changed the life of the person delivering the safety talks. Businesses can benefit by running regular safety presentations or toolbox talk and are an ideal way to keep employees focused on safety. Meeting a real presenter can have a valuable impact on your company health.

What kinds of workplaces benefit from our safety presentations?

All businesses and workplaces will benefit from safety presentations. Safety presentations from CNBSafe Safety Speakers will have an impact at all workplaces from high risk & heavy level industry right through to schools, educational facilities and all workplaces in between. Safety presentations are not just about staying safe at work but also at home. They can be an invaluable resource for your life.
Safety talks have been held in school yards, workshops, lunchrooms, offices, factories, foundries,Shipyards, mine sites, construction.

Frequently asked questions(FAQ) people have about our safety presentations?

What type of Safety Presentation or Safety Talk can I book?
All our Safety Speakers have their own safety message be in most instances it can be tailored in content, duration and to the type of audience as required.
Whether it is a tool box talk, an induction program, safety day, management/leadership meeting or safety conference our Safety Speakers can share their message to all audiences and create the Safety Presentation or Safety Talk you require.


James was such a pleasure to present alongside, his story allowed our teams to connect with safety in a complete different format, the visual and heart felt message is such a powerful way to share the true reflection of a work place injury, and this is what safety is all about.
James ability to engage with the workforce is seriously the key to the power of a message.
And he’s not such a bad Aussie.
I would work alongside this great man any day. Kia Kaha James !
Shane King – Principal Health, Safety & Environment Advisor – Broadspectrum New Zealand

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How we can help you

We want to work with you to come up with some solutions specific to your workplace. We can tailor a training package for you that can include a Safety Speaker to visit your workplace, Safety Day or Conference, a workshop to identify & discuss issues specific to where you work and we will take the guess work out of what you need to come up with for your next safety theme.

We want to change the way employees think about safety, the old days of being told what to do or doing it because you “Have” to do it are gone!

Let us work with you to make your people want to go home to their families without injury & to make working safe the only way to do the job that we do!



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