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Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson is a survivor. A survivor of an Industrial Accident Ian suffered severe burns to 80% 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...

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Ian Johnson's Biography

Ian Johnson is a survivor. A survivor of an Industrial Accident Ian suffered severe burns to 80% 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. Ready to tell his story hoping to help others, and make us keep in mind that our safety at work and home is paramount.


In November 1991, Ian went to work just like any other person expecting a normal day. How wrong could he have been? A review of the actual explosive event and the repercussions around Australia, that ceased all work in confined spaces for 24 hours.
Ian Johnson is a medium for training concepts.
As a part of Health and Safety Education /Training, Medical Education /Training most valuable lessons can not only be HOW but a story of WHY the need for training. Ian will address subjects relevant to the Individuals Responsibility in Health & Safety .
Ian highlights the repercussions and to also exhibit that a victim of dreadful consequences will survive. Together with Ian's appearance and Narration is his Power Point Presentations
(including graphic Pictures 14 days after the accident).
Health and Safety Training and regulations today for all working ages - "a negative paradox eluded"

Ian’s presentations emphasise:

Health and Safety is a personal responsibility.(Attitude)
The unbelievable speed of an incident
The tremendous stress put on a family after an incident
The trauma of healing
Assumptions of financial stability after an accident
One incident can be for life
Returning to the same workplace after a trauma
Social acceptance
Accidents don’t happen, they are caused

Diversity of Presentations:
• Labour and Industries OH&S
• Medical
• Psycological - Mindset / Perplexity of self-esteem

Which all Include
• Recuperation / Recovery
• Tremendous stress put on families
• Personal advances and set backs
• A tremendous kick of WHY there is Occupational Health and Safety Training.

Ian continues to work within these industries and still undertakes Confined Space Entries.
Ian believes that this OH&S Awareness message presented to the workplace by someone who is prevalent in day to day operational duties and who knows and follows policies and procedures in Occupational Health and Safety education, will have a lasting impact for the individuals own responsibility towards their safety.