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  • FutureMedia’s event management arm, FutureMedia Learning and Development, has conducted over the past 10 years a variety of events throughout Australia featuring world renowned safety speakers. Click on the links below to find out more information about past and upcoming events.

    Professor Andrew Hopkins

    Professor Andrew Hopkins is considered one of the world’s foremost constructive critics on Occupational Health & Safety. He has written extensively on OH&S issues, including two books Lessons from Longford and Safety, Culture and Risk and has conducted lectures for organisations such as BHP, Shell, Concord Phillips, the Offshore Petroleum Safety Conference, Origin Energy, Queensland Alumina, and the Australian Defence Forces Academy. He was an expert witness at the Royal Commission into the causes of the fire at Esso’s gas plant at Longford in 1998 and in 2001 was an expert member of a Board of Inquiry into the poisoning of F111 maintenance workers at Amberley Air Force Base.

    In 2005 FutureMedia developed with Professor Hopkins two interactive video workshops based on his presentations. Click on the links below for further information.

    Ken Woodward

    In 1990 Ken Woodward was working in the UK as a production operative when he was involved in a devastating chemical explosion. It resulted not only in the loss of his sight, but also his sense of taste and smell. It was an accident that could easily have been avoided, and if not for the unselfish act of a safety aware colleague, he would have lost his life.

    From this near-death experience, Ken has moved on through rehabilitation, back to work as a safety adviser and now to his current role as one of the UK’s leading safety advocates. The safety training video based on his experience Hindsight, is used extensively around the world.

    In 2004 Ken gave powerful presentations throughout Australia at Coca Cola Amatil, Dulux, Masterfoods Australia, Incitec, State Rail NSW and State Transit NSW. In 2005 Ken presented at Orrcon, Namoi Cotton and the Vector (NZ infrastructure company) safety days in Auckland and Wellington. Ken was also a keynote speaker at The Safety Conference at Homebush in Sydney.

    FutureMedia distributes all of Ken’s video titles. Click below for more information on these safety training videos based on Ken’s experiences.