Why OnGuard Safety ? The three photos displayed of school students using workshop machinery were taken 20 years ago in Bruce's wood workshop. Even then Bruce was a stickler for safety. Note the use of e-stop emergency buttons, individual machine lock-out switches, student PPE, Australian Standards safety signage and compliant machine guarding. Bruce has been involved in technology education since 1975. Ten years service with the NSW DET saw him attain the position of Industrial Arts Head Teacher. The next twenty years Bruce taught in Catholic Education and served in many roles including TAS Co-ordinator, Regional Technology Consultant, Curriculum Co-ordinator, Administration Co-ordinator and WHS Manager. Although he retired from teaching in 2007, he continues to provide WHS resources, consultancy, training and auditing services to schools throughout Australia. Bruce is a member of the Safety Institute of Australia and the National Safety Council of Australia. He has several qualifications including an Industrial Arts Education Degree, an Industrial Arts Diploma of Teaching, an Associate Certificate of Design and Technology, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Certificate II in Information Technology. Bruce is the 'brain child' behind the OnGuard Safety Training Program. Although he created this innovative product over 20 years ago, he continually strives to add new features to the suite of OnGuard products and create quality resources for technology teachers.
Article - "Road to Innovation" - IIA-TE Vol 1 2015