Written by a Safety Person leaving a Safety Team to pursue other opportunities and based on the Lewis Carroll ‘Walrus’ poem:
‘The time has come’, the walrus said, ‘to talk of many things,
of boots and gloves and fluoro vests, for the team of safety kings’.
‘But wait a bit’ the team all cried ‘before we have our chat,
for some of us are out of breath and we need our warden hats’.
It’s time to start my journey as I wave goodbye to you,
So enjoy yourself completely in every single thing you do.
On this safety journey we stand united as a team,
with steel capped boots and ear plugs, and fluoro vests that gleam.
Our job, is to save lives…..every single day,
we all take pride in our work, not to look away.
We see a lot of risks, that others try to take,
The shortcuts they are taking, put their health and lives at stake.
The question I’d like to ask them, or the thing I’d love to say,
if OHS wasn’t here, would you live another day?
In safety we’re on a journey, and getting it to a tee,
and one day you’ll be proud to say, that safety is sexy!