State of Origin great and former Brisbane Broncos prop Shane Webcke will visit Bundaberg on Thursday, 24 October as Queensland’s Safety Ambassador for the inaugural Front Row Safety event.
Front Row Safety will bring together a range of guest speakers covering key safety topics in the agricultural industry.
Keynote speaker Shane Webcke’s life changed forever at the young age of 18, when his father was killed in a Queensland workplace incident.
His experience dealing with his father’s death has led Shane to his role as an ambassador, hoping to encourage others to always put safety first.
Greensill Farming Group general manager Damien Botha said he was excited to be a partner in the event.
“Safety in the agriculture sector at large is something we need to continue to work on,” Damien said.
“By bringing Shane Webcke to Bundaberg during National Safe Work Month, we aim to encourage the industry at large to step away from day to day operations and think about creating safer workplaces.”
Across Australia, October marks National Safe Work month, where employers and workers are encouraged to participate and raise awareness of health and safety in the workplace.
CQUniversity's Associate Vice-Chancellor Wide Bay Burnett Region Luke Sinclair said having a prominent public figure like Webcke in attendance would help bring attention to the importance of safety in the workplace.
“Having someone of Shane’s background, lived experience and celebrity really helps to provide insight and a spotlight on safety,” he said.
“It’s great to have a calibre of speaker like Shane to talk about safety in the ‘foodbowl’ of Australia.”
The upcoming event will be delivered in partnership between Bundaberg Regional Council, CQUniversity Bundaberg, Greensill Farming Group, Bundaberg Fruit & Vegetable Growers, Canegrowers Isis, Queensland Workplace Health and Safety and Work Cover Queensland.
Front Row Safety is a Safety Work Month Marquee Event.
The free event will begin at 9 am at the Bundaberg Multiplex Sports and Convention Centre with a light lunch and refreshments provided.
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