Health and safety are one of the most critical elements of any business. In particular, the importance of training helps employees and employers alike to ensure the team has a safe working environment, and if an accident were to occur, everyone can take the necessary steps to mitigate serious injury.
For this to be implemented, it’s important a good training program alongside an effective strategy. Keep on reading to find out how this can be done:
Developing effective training content
One of the first steps to ensuring the team receives excellent health and safety training is to develop effective training content. For example, this can start out with setting clear objectives right from the start, so the team feels they have a goal to work towards. The end goal could be passing the health and safety test at the end of the training session, and being rewarded for it.
This not only sets a structure for the training but also helps to learn employees’ prior knowledge on the topic.
Use of visual aids, such as videos and graphics
The use of visual aids including videos and graphics helps to visually show employees how to implement a health and safety strategy. For example, if you are working on a specific project, the use of video may resonate with employees’ learning capabilities better. From here, the speed of picking up the training may be improved.
This also impacts the delivery of health and safety training, from more traditional text-driven training.
Incorporating real-life examples and case studies
Another effective strategy for delivering health and safety training is to incorporate real-life examples and case studies. For example, this could include videos of real-life accidents or a video showing how an accident was mitigated. From here, the visual representation will be more likely to stick in the mind of employees and therefore resulting in a more effective strategy for delivering health and safety training.
Interactive training sessions and workshops
Another effective strategy is to incorporate interactive training sessions and workshops. For example, this could include first aid training in the workplace where the employees are given an example where an employee becomes unconscious and needs to be placed in the recovery position. This could count as on-the-job training and could take place in the office of all the employees.
This could be delivered in alternative ways, for example, self-paced online training and e-learning.
Assessing the effectiveness of the training
After the health and safety training has been effectively delivered, it’s important to gather feedback from participants to see how the training has gone, and what could be improved next time. If the satisfaction level was not very high, it could be possible to re-do the training session; resulting in an increased understanding across the workforce.
These evaluations will not only result in a safer working environment but also more effective health and safety training.
Overall, it’s clear there are many effective strategies that can be done to improve the delivery of health and safety training, It’s important however to remember that a simple moral attitude across the workforce will ensure a safe working environment for all.