You want a maximum return on your safety training investment. That means making sure training is properly structured, tailored to the audience, and focused on specific goals.
The difference between great workplace training and just adequate instruction can be the difference between health and illness, protection and injury, and even life and death in some cases.
Safety experts say the key to successful training is focus and organization.
Make sure you and your trainers can answer these questions before any training session begins.
- Who’s the audience? Are you addressing new employees, seasoned workers, or both? Knowing your audience helps determine your approach. A group of young new hires may respond better to a high-tech multimedia presentation than a roomful of Baby Boomers, who may respond better to group discussion or a problem-solving session.
- What’s the goal? Is your presentation a general introduction that will be followed by detailed departmental training? Or are you preparing an in-depth session with lots of specific technical content? Write out your goals and share them with trainees. Let them know what they can expect from the training and what you expect from them.
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- How much? Throwing a ton of material at the wall and seeing what sticks is basically a waste of time and resources. The amount of material you present depends on many factors, including regulatory requirements and time limitations. Always be mindful of the fact that trainees can only take in so much new information before they overload. Aim for a comfortable amount of information, leaving enough time for questions, skill building, etc.
- What’s the takeaway? Identify one chief concept(s) or skill(s) you want your audience to take away from the presentation, even if they were to forget everything else. Make sure that information is as clear to them as it is to you. Put it in writing and provide it as a handout.
- What questions are likely? Plan ahead for questions trainees are likely to ask. This exercise gets you organized for the session, and it also helps structure the content so that training answers all questions and participants are not left in doubt about what to do or how to do it.
- Ready for prime time? Everyone’s had the experience of watching a trainer fumble to get a PowerPoin® presentation up or launch a video. It’s frustrating for everyone and it doesn’t inspire confidence. Take the time to make sure your facility, laptop, and other physical props are ready and working.
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Effective Training That’s Cost-Effective, Too!
BLR’s Safety Meetings Library provides the perfect safety training materials for conducting frequent and engaging safety training sessions. This resource makes it easy for trainees to learn and trainers to train.
It’s cost-effective, too, giving you the kind of return on investment you want and need from your safety training.
Safety Meetings Library provides excellent training content on a wide range of safety and health topics as well as supporting handouts, quizzes, posters, and safety slogans.
All told, the CD provides you with more than 400 ready-to-train meetings on more than 100 key safety topics—a shrewd investment in this time of tight safety budgets. In addition to the meetings’ supplemental quizzes and handouts, you also get relevant regulations (OSHA’s CFR 29), a listing of the most common safety violations cited by OSHA, and case studies of actual OSHA cases and their outcomes.
Safety Meetings Library lets you choose from a variety of training approaches, including:
- Mandatory—Sessions that are OSHA-required
- Comprehensive—Sessions with broadest coverage of a topic
- 7-Minute—Short, simple, targeted sessions to fit tight schedules
- Initial—A session used as introductory training on a topic
- Refresher—Sessions that follow up on or reinforce previous training
- Tool Box Talk—More informal reinforcement of a topic
- PowerPoint®—Graphic presentations for comprehensive initial or refresher training
- Hands-on—A session in which there are training activities
- Spanish—Including Spanish language handouts and quizzes coordinated with English sessions
You can get a preview of the program by using the links below. But for the best look, we suggest a no-cost, no-obligation trial. Just let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.