SUITABLE GARB: Brett White, in his CAL safety suit, about to change some switchboards.
SUITABLE GARB: Brett White, in his CAL safety suit, about to change some switchboards. Contributed

Suit is a safeguard for QAL electrician

ELECTRICIAN Brett White took a photo of himself in his safety suit to show his children what he did at work.

The photo has not had the desired impact because his children still called him an 'electrickery'.

Working for I&C Instrumentation and Electrical at the QAL alumina refinery, Mr White explained he needed the suit as a safeguard.

"It stops you breathing in the heat and flames if there is an explosion," he said.

"It's quite hot and it's only a small suit that's quite thin."

Mr White said he took the photo before he replaced the switchboards.

"With inner gloves and outer gloves it's pretty hard to use screwdrivers and the rest of your tool box," he said.

"The best part of the job is getting the suit off and feeling the cool air."

Mr White said it was a safety measure well worth the inconvenience.

"There are about 40 blokes in our company and it's important for us to be safe," he said.

And Christmas?

"We have the Christmas party on Friday and we are going to enjoy having a few drinks with a good group of blokes."



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