Inspirational speakers
Jason Anker MBE and Prof Tim Marsh

JASON ANKER MBE

Jason Anker has long been regarded as the UK leading inspirational safety speaker. He still provides his famous ‘5 seconds’ talk but has also added a new talk ‘It’s Not About the Fall it’s About the Bounce’. Written with Tim, this talk covers Jason’s mental health crisis following his fall and subsequent recovery.

Jason now explores and discuss-es why he made the wrong safety choice on the day of his accident and now realises his own Health and Wellbeing played a big part in that decision.

Jason now expands on his original story ‘A Fall from Height’, he still talks openly talks about his work-place accident and the effect this had on himself, family, friends and work colleagues but now also explains how his state of mind at the time of his accident contributed to his decision not to Speak Up.

“You know it’s been a good day when people that would rather walk over hot coals that attend a safety session come and tell you how impressed they were and how much it’s made them think”.
Lisa Hayes, Senior Safety Engineer Ford Motor Company

“Jason is .. very thought provoking and very honest … one of the most inspiring people I have ever met”.
Ian Sleeman, Director, XPO Logistics Europe

“Jason’s drive and determination to make a difference is clear. A brilliant session”
Mark Straker, Construction Project Manager Major Robertson Construction Group

(The benefit of) “Jason’s honesty and directness cannot be calculated in monitory terms. The impact he will have on your team will have more than any safety campaign or training program you can run”.
Martin Maran CMIOSH OSHCR, Senior Health and Safety Consultant

“Absolutely amazing talk this morning …. fantastic delivery of such an important message … the States of Jersey and DFI are proud to work with you and proud to be one of the first to hear this new talk”.
Carolyn Lennox H&S Manager TTS, States of Jersey

PROFESSOR TIM MARSH

Tim delivers talks about safety culture, human error and wellbeing and resilience in a user-friendly style that blends leading edge theory with humour and popular references.

“Over the last 20 odd years Tim has given key note talks all over the world including every major European country as well as the Middle East, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, New Zealand and the USA. He makes a big effort to explain leading edge concepts with everyday examples, interaction and humour to maximise understanding and ‘stickability’ of the key messages. For example, he gave the closing key note speech at the Inaugural Campbell Institute ‘International Thought Leadership’ conference (Dallas 2014) scoring 4.64 (out of 5) for “knowledgeable and interacted well with the audience”? Comments included: “loved this session”; “very informative and interactive”; “funny and entertaining”; “excellent” and “best session of the two days”.
Feedback from the opening keynote at the 40th running of NOSHCON (Africa’s largest and longest running safety event).

“May I just congratulate you on your wonderful presentation. The feedback was excellent and included ‘the best presentation ever presented in the 40 years of NOSHCON’. Thank you once again, it was wonderful to have you at our conference”.
Beatrix Oberholzer, Events Coordinator, NOSA


Feedback from audiences, such as senior management teams, who are not necessarily listening out of choice (!) include:

“…not just food for thought, it was a banquet of food for thought…”

“(Tim’s talk) was not just food for thought, it was a banquet of food for thought and an eye opening experience as well. It is the first time in many years that I have truly considered how the culture of Health and Safety within organisations is so influential in determining the outcome of peoples actions, and how those actions and outcomes affect people’s safety and wellbeing. Tim clearly illuminated the underlying and often subliminal, or mistakenly accepted preconceptions and habits that cause us to participate in unsafe practises. So much of health and safety focusses on facts, figures, and legal requirements and fails to look at the underlying roots of the reasons why we need to look after each other. Tim managed to combine the necessary facts, and at the same time, reveal the reasons why we often culturally ignore the facts, because of work pressures, or because of a certain amount of inherent risk taking that we all share to some extent. It was really thought provoking, and I am going to look at the way I go about the implementation of health and safety as a result. It’s not very often this happens but I came out of that talk feeling uplifted and revitalised and more committed to peoples wellbeing. A truly well spent inspirational afternoon that I am so glad I did not miss”.
Ian S, Senior Manager, Welsh National Opera

 

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