Ian Johnson 80% Burns Survivor
  Workplace Industrial Accident 
     Returned to same workplace
  A Dreadful Consequence a Paradox Flash


Are you looking for a presentation to deliver a serious awareness to
your workplace Safety forums, to evoke a consciousness against complacency for all your employees and contractors ?

  Safety  is a pinnacle of workplace progress and survival of industry. Our most valuable resource is our workforce.
Workplace health and safety policies and procedures are in place to encourage efficient and safe work practices in an ever changing environment.
Requirements for continuous improvement and evolution to gain lower accountabilities of work place and home injuries or death.
Creating this message is an ongoing process with a moving population of workforce, with not only our education in workplace / occupational health and safety, is the valuable face to face accounts of incidents which make a reality of improper or lapsed policies and procedure. Reinforcing a reminder of our safety education.    
Including Ian Johnson as a participant in your Workplace Health and Safety conference, training, forums or seminars will evoke the personal reality of not just what the survivor endures but also the ramifications across your workplace.
Ian Johnson introduces himself as a Senior Hydraulic Performance Officer in the Water industry; a field in which he has worked exclusively for the past 27 years. In this capacity Ian also undertakes Workplace Safety training on a regular basis, as a regulatory workplace requirement for his fieldwork - just like all employees.
Paradox Ignited- Ian Johnson is not only someone who refuses to become 'just another statistic'; he wants to make a difference. 

In his presentation Ian vividly recounts his own personal journey; emphasising that in less than one second his life became a Paradox. His story epitomises how an unexpected traumatic incident on a presumably normal day changed not only his direction in life but brings into focus the consequences that manifested for workmates, family and the Emergency Services and medical personnel who responded to the scene and supported Ian throughout his extensive physical and emotional recovery.

Ian explains the progression of his recovery; a journey from the accident site to the Burns Unit in Brisbane through to the present and, more importantly, what inspired Ian to share his story and reinforce safety culture awareness.
Ian includes pictures in his presentation fourteen days after the accident, which is an prominent focus that shows the powerful but painful reality of a workplace incident. 
Ian compares the WH&S training of some 20 years ago to the modern training of today; focusing on the protocols, procedures and technologies that would have prevented Ian's incident.
The "Why's" for training. 
  • Why we need to appreciate WH&S in your work force.
  • Why using the correct equipment is vital.
  • Why an individual's responsibilities extend beyond themselves to workmates and family.
What changes were introduced back in March 1992 under the National Safety Act to working in and around Confined Spaces?
A survivor of an Industrial Accident Ian suffered severe burns to eighty per cent of his body; at that time the only accident of its kind within Australia where a gas enriched environment ignited in a confined space and the victim survived.


Diversity of Presentations:

  • Labour and Industries WH&S
  • Medical
  • Psycological - Mindset / Perplexity of self-esteem

Which all include

  • Returning to same workplace
  • A tremendous enhancement of WHY there is Occupational Health and Safety Training.

Ian continues to work within these industries and Still undertakes Confined Space Entries.

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Ian Johnson offers a presentation, which puts a face to an innocent action at work and the unintentional consequences it caused. Along with gaining a rapport with workers in workshops, seminars and safety meetings Ian can coax the teams, on incidences workers have known about, in professional or personal incidents and bring out valuable discussions in prevention and on the procedures that are put in place that encourage a safety cultured workplace and frame of mind.


 Previous Presentations delivered by Ian Johnson: 

Ian thanks the following for their vision for Safety

Press the  link below for Ian appearing in the:

RBWH Foundation and Wormald’s Burns prevention Video.
Ordinary people Extraordinary spirit, One goal Saving lives.
You Tube     

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