Let’s face it, safety training can be a little bit dry and albeit dull. Despite trainers and safety professionals doing their best to present material in an engaging way, the truth of that matter is that your learning curriculum can end up stale and repetitive.
Even the best safety instructors struggle with capturing attention during a presentation. In fact, in a survey sent out to over 600 training professionals, a large segment said that engagement was their biggest and toughest challenge.
So how can you solve the dreaded safety training boredom? The solution lies in both the resources AND the way it’s administered to employees. In order to effectively train employees, both of them have to nurture engagement. Here’s how.
Employees are already expecting boredom the minute they hear “we’re having a safety meeting/training class today.” You can practically hear the collective groan and their minds shut down.
Employees are faced with daunting day to day tasks leaving their thoughts to wander elsewhere when they aren't entertained. Harnessing the ability to capture their minds for the duration of your meeting doesn't have to be impossible. Here's a breakdown of techniques commonly used by other instructors.
Those methods are great to start with but what if you need good training content to show?
Nothing ignites safety training boredom more than the same old training materials used over and over again. Choosing training material is pertinent when it comes to relaying the right information that's specific to each employee's job functions. It's also just as important to update your training routine to prevent monotony.
The ideal content for most trainers is simple:
A vast library with topics that cover each department in your company and doesn't skimp on quality sounds fitting, right? So does access to hundreds of other resources like PowerPoints, checklists, infographics, etc. That's where SafetySoft comes in. Whether it's classroom-based training with a group or one-on-one eLearning on a computer, it's nice to have a versatile library that can do both.
Stream our video library for your meetings with access to printable materials to handout. This way you have unlimited options to choose from for your next training and you can feel secure knowing the content is always up-to-date.
Interested in online training? We have you covered. The SafetySoft platform offers a personalized company portal that employees can log in to for training. Employees will then be given their own, unique custom learning experience that they can complete at their leisure. Rather than the “sitting and listening,” this method allows employees to “learn and respond.”
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