Glen Cook

Principal Community Safety Specialist, Energy Queensland

Glen Cook (Cookie), is an experienced and enthusiastic Principal Community Safety Specialist.  Cookie is extremely passionate about raising powerline safety awareness not only within Queensland and Austrialia, but has recently presented in the USA on powerline safety. Working as an electrician for over 30 years within the construction and utilities industries he has been first responder to serious injury/burns and fatalities due to third party accidental contact with powerlines.

He has developed a strong belief in the importance of educating the broader community to the dangers of accidental contact with overhead and underground powerlines. He has worked hard to gain in-depth understanding of numerous “at risk” industries such as the Agricultural, Aviation and Construction and communicates his presentations and safety information in terms easily understood by industry. Cookie was the driving force behind the award winning free powerline mapping application that is assisting workers plan work near powerlines.