ANTRIM specialist fit-out firm Mivan recently hosted an end of year off site Health and Safety Seminar for employees.
The event, in the Dunadry Hotel, welcomed guest speaker, renowned motivational and health and safety presenter, James Gorry.
James suffered a workplace accident in 2005 in Dublin where he lost the use of his legs.
He subsequently had his right leg amputated in 2017 due to a lack of blood circulation.
Despite this adversity, James draws on his personal experience and the trauma faced by those around him, to deliver seminars around small, medium and large businesses and to tell his story.
James was on hand to remind Mivan employees about the importance of Safety and is well placed to pass on a message of awareness and vigilance to the risks and repercussions of accidents in the workplace.
John Cunningham, Managing Director of Mivan said: “It is important that we regularly remind our people about how important it is for them to be aware of their own, and others safety in the workplace.
“Our team work all over the world on land and marine projects and we are delighted to have an excellent reputation for safety.
“By inviting James here today to tell his very poignant story we are bringing it home that workplace accidents can and do happen with devastating consequences.
“We want our people to take this important message home as we move into the festive season and the New Year and to ensure that they never, ever take risks.
“We’ve had around 40 new employees join us in 2018 and it is important for them also to see how seriously we take safety.”
John continued: “We have a strong pipeline of work for 2019 so as we head straight into a busy start to the New Year we will take James words and warnings with us and ensure that we, as a business and individuals, take all steps necessary to look after our own and others health and safety.”
Mivan specialises in high end joinery fit-out projects across the UK and work on cruise ship refit projects right around the world. The business currently employs more than 160 people.