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Keeping up with Ken
We’ve been trying to keep up with Ken Woodward. In one year alone, he took 112 flights, visited 19 different countries and made 285 presentations on safety. He doesn’t stay still for long.
In the background, we’ve been translating like fury to make his film Hindsight — The Official Ken Woodward Story available to as many people as possible. We’ve just hit a milestone. The film is now available in 30 languages (see below for complete list).
Ken lost his eyesight in a chemical explosion at a bottling factory in 1990 and ever since has made it his life’s work to improve the safety culture everywhere he goes. In the process, he has become one of the world’s most sought-after and inspirational speakers on safety.
His film Hindsight — The Official Ken Woodward Story is inspirational too. In it, he explains how his accident happened and the consequences for him, his family, his colleagues and the company he worked for.
The film is available as a DVD or to view online and comes with a pile of support material for safety trainers.
The world's most inspiring speaker
In a horrifying workplace accident, Ken Woodward lost his eyesight as well as his sense of taste and smell. It left his family devastated and his colleagues traumatised.
Like all accidents, it could have been prevented. From that moment on he was determined to do all he could to make sure it didn't happen to anyone else.
Since then, his dedication towards creating positive safety cultures and setting new standards has improved the working lives of thousands of people and changed the way hundreds of organisations operate.
Over the last decade he has become a globally recognised figure, providing people with the awareness, mindset and confidence to comfortably approach occupational safety issues with a fresh perspective.
Astonishingly, in one year alone, he made 112 flights, 19 overseas trips and 285 presentations to stop others being hurt.
Interesting facts about KenSince his accident Ken has:
- Ridden a Harley Davidson motorcycle
- Been tandem freefall parachuting
- Driven at over 90mph around a race track.
- Learned how to play guitar
- Abseiled three times
- Lectured in Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia
- Was key note speaker at the 2002 IOSH Conference
- Presented to 1420 people in a single training session in Ireland
- Flew a plane around the British Isles to raise funds for the RNIB
- Landed on Blackpool beach in a helicopter
- In one year: made 112 flights, 19 overseas trips and 285 presentations to stop others being hurt
- He was born in 1950 at Dudley Road Hospital in Birmingham
- While growing up Ken often saw Ozzy Osbourne roaming around.
- Ken has three boys and one daughter.
- He is a soccer fan and supports Aston Villa Football Club
- Ken appeared on UK TV on Channel 4's Moment Of Crisis with his son.
- Appeared on TV (NBC) in the US.
- Broadcast on BBC radio and ABC radio in Australia.
- Infamously, Ken once put his hand on Lily Savage's knee on the Big Breakfast Show mistaking him/her for Gaby Roslin. It was later he discovered that Lily Savage is a drag artist!
- Ken used to be a lecturer in an Art college.
- He has met the Queen, Prince Phillip and Prince Andrew.
- Amongist his favourite music are bands UB40, Dire Straits, The Eagles. Ken also takes an interest in Classical Music.
Lattitude Productions specialises in making training films with a difference.
Lattitude has worked closely with Ken to produce two training programmes that not only truly reflect the affects of his accident, but also explore what he has learned from his experiences.
Both Hindsight and Lessons From A Blind School reflect Ken's inspiring and moving safety message, providing safety trainers with the powerful tools needed to create truly world-class safety cultures.
Extensive support material accompanies Ken Woodward's Official Training films.
These extensive notes have been compiled with the help of Martin Woodall, Lattitude's leading behavioural safety consultant who investigated the the accident with Ken.
We are happy to send you the entire training package including the support material for evaluation. Request a preview of any Lattitude Productions package.
You can find out more about the films and watch them NOW online. Just log in over at the Lattitude website.