The 2018 Training Survey in the current month’s issue of Safety Health Magazine was released, and it incorporated some extraordinary insights into security training spending plans and the difficulties of preparation! It was remarkable to see 90% of companies are still committing to security training. Indeed, even with this duty to security development, organizations still struggle to find time to train their workers viably.
Fortunately, this time burden can limit by permitting training to come in numerous structures, techniques, and mediums. We’ve come up with three quick tips to help keep safety training at the front line of minds in your company:
1. Training Program – No matter what techniques and platforms you utilize, it’s vital that an ongoing and active overall safety training program should be present, and routinely evaluated for your workforce. Workforces are varying, thus demanding an equally varying training program. Get input from your workforce, management, and leadership. Document the program and share it with your workforce. Measuring the effectiveness of the training program through testing, feedback, worker observation, and performance is a powerful leading indicator of your safety culture.
2. Daily Safety Message – A lot of benefits can be from safety training sessions. A daily safety message is a great way to reinforce safe work habits. These can be delivered orally, through email, or even posting a note beside the time clock. For example, don’t step over it – pick it up! Or Report damaged equipment immediately. These short messages can be task or topic-oriented and reinforce safe work habits. Besides, the daily safety message can occur via toolbox or tailgate talks. These informal safety talks are usually 5 minutes or less and typically happen on the job site before work begins. It’s a great way to highlight any job-specific safety concerns. Ask your employees, “What if” questions to get them engaged and retain information.
3. Technology –Apart from the conventional classroom approach, we have unique tools of technology available to supplement your training program. Online learning and other types of computer-based training, mobile apps, and virtual reality programs have enabled safety training to become more engaging, available, and efficient for employers.
In conclusion, there’s no such thing as enough safety training. Develop, implement, and evaluate a diverse training program for your workforce with a healthy balance of traditional and technology-driven techniques. Reach out to G-tech today for help!