David Provan

Managing Director, Forge Works

David is an experienced safety professional with an ongoing commitment to practice, research and learning. He is currently the Managing Director of Forge Works, the Chief Learning Officer of Safety Futures and has 20 years of international experience as an executive safety leader across numerous high-hazard industries.

David is an Adjunct Fellow at Griffith University, a Chartered OHS Professional Member (CHOHSP) and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Health and Safety.

David’s PhD research was titled “What is the role of a Safety Professional? The identity, practice and future of the profession”. For this research he was awarded the Dr Eric Wigglesworth OHS Education Medal and is one of the most widely published authors and speakers on the role of safety professionals.

David is the host of the internationally popular ‘The Safety of Work’ podcast which promotes an evidence-based practice approach to safety management that is listened to each week by thousands of safety professionals in over 100 countries.