Making Your Safety Training Interesting and Memorable


How You Can Make Safety Training Memorable and Engaging for Employees

Safety training is crucial to workplaces. It helps ensure that workers stay updated on the latest safety practices and educates new employees on board with the safety procedures and practices of the company.

While safety training programs educate employees on workplace safety, they can become uninteresting and forgettable, especially if companies attempt to cover the most amount of safety content in the least amount of time. It is therefore important for companies to make the training memorable and engaging for it to be effective.

If you’re looking to breathe life to the safety training in your company to make the safety practices and procedures interesting and easy to remember, keep these suggestions in mind.

Present the Safety Training Concepts in an Easy-to-Understand Way

Safety regulations and laws can sometimes be confusing. If the topics are a bit difficult to digest, present the information covered in the safety training in an easy-to-comprehend and straightforward manner. A good example would be to create a checklist that enumerates the most important things to remember about workplace safety. When you’re making a list, keep it concise, so it serves as a quick guide for your workers. You can even customize the checklist so that the reminders apply to specific job categories.

Make the Training Relevant to Employees

Although it’s mandatory for companies to cover all OSHA-required regulations during safety training, it’s equally important to discuss the facility-specific safety practices to make the training relevant to specific jobs. Some of the relevant topics you can discuss are the common injuries in your workplace (along with injury prevention tips), the accident statistics of your facility, and job-specific safety overviews.

Vary up the Instructors

When it comes to safety training instructors, variety is important. Instead of asking the same person to carry out the safety training, recruit and train different personnel to conduct safety training sessions or safety-based classes. This approach helps avoid the scenario where the same instructor presents a watered-down version of the safety content. Additionally, new instructors can help breathe new life into safety training.

Be Creative

Instead of simply going with PowerPoint slides, use a range of different tools in your training sessions to present and discuss safety information in a new way. Some of these tools are posters, DVDs, and handbooks. You can also bring in and explain safety labels, tags, and signs that are around your workplace.

Make the Training More Hands-on

Participants remember more of the safety training concepts if they are engaged in the learning process. A couple of ways you can do to make the training engaging for the participants include:

  • Demonstrate a safety technique in front of everyone – and have the participants replicate what you did.
  • Get the worker to complete a safety action item. This could be participating in a safety committee meeting, doing a safety inspection, and doing a pre-task plan.

A safety training program, when designed correctly, can promote a safe working environment and motivate employees to work safely. If you need help with employee safety training, do not hesitate to seek the assistance of BDeWees Consulting.

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