Forwood History

Forwood has grown from a small business with global vision to a global business with a history of success
  • Forwood develop safety and training materials for the global market place. Over 40 individual products created (videos, DVD’s and training packages). Products sold to more than 23,000 companies worldwide.

  • Forwood move to e-learning as the Internet expands rapidly and videos are able to be streamed online. Forwood spends 2 years developing its online e-learning platform.

  • Forwood signs its first SaaS Contract with BHP Billiton (e-learning). Forwood creates an online Contractor Management System and expands into risk management and assurance.

  • Forwood signs second SaaS Contract with BHP Billiton (Contractor Management). Forwood then begins their development of Critical Risk Management (CRM).

  • Forwood rapidly expands implementation of online systems into more BHP Billiton Operations, Sandvik, Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), Roy Hill, etc. Forwood SaaS Contracts are highly successful.

  • Forwood develops 5-year strategic plan and decides to create a new SaaS Product that focuses entirely on Fatality Prevention. Forwood removes other products e.g. e-learning, contractor management, etc., from its portfolio and seeks to be recognized as ‘thought leaders’ in fatality prevention.

  • In tune with Forwood’s strategic goals Forwood commences work at Minera Escondida (the largest copper producing mine in the world) and develops 350 Critical Control Safety Instructions for operators and maintainers to compliment the organizations efforts in the management of Critical Controls.

  • Forwood presents its blueprint fatality prevention system (CRM) to Minera Escondida. The system is seen as a unique and much needed service. CRM is implemented as a pilot in the Concentrator and the Mine. This is quickly followed by all other areas in Minera Escondida.

  • The success of Forwood’s fatality prevention system and its ease of use is recognized, and BHP Billiton implement the system across all its base metals assets (Minera Escondida, Cerro Colorado, Spence and Cannington).

  • Forwood conduct fatality prevention pilots (CRM) for Rio Tinto at the following sites; Kennecott Utah Copper (USA), Resolution (USA), Boron (USA), Oyu Tolgoi (Mongolia), Rossing Uranium (Namibia) and Richards Bay Minerals (South Africa).

  • Forwood commence roll out of CRM (Critical Risk Management) to all Rio Tinto Operations worldwide. All product groups and operations enter CRM enrolling phase.

  • Forwood conduct roll out of CRM (Critical Risk Management) to all Newcrest Operations worldwide. This includes sites in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Africa.

  • Forwood expand CRM into other industries and commence pilots for multiple companies. Forwood wins contract at the giant Colombian Coal Mine; Cerrejón to implement a ‘state of the art’ Enterprise Risk Management System.

  • Forwood press release. (coming soon).