Dave Holland was working as a geotechnical soil technician at a development site in 2004 when, at aged 39, his life changed forever. He was alone, using a drill to test the soil in a paddock when his hair got caught in a drill, taking his ear and scalp with it.
His neck was broken in three places and his skin ripped off his face. He was forced to balance his head as he walked almost 50 metres towards the sound of a tradesman on a mobile phone. He was pronounced clinically dead at one point, surviving thanks to the efforts of paramedics and the tradesman's quick thinking. He still lives with the physical and mental scars.
Now Dave shares his experience in a bid to keep others safe. Dave is now an occupational health and safety consultant and safety motivational presenter. All of Dave's OH&S programs include individually designed training to create a positive safety culture, develop effective consultation processes and build the awareness of individual risk.
Other occupational health & safety services Dave offers are:
• Safety culture survey focus group facilitation.
• Assistance in the design of safe systems of work.
• Design and delivery of generic compliance based OHS training.