We are concerned that many trainers still think it is acceptable to deliver boring training. What brings us to this conclusion is partially based on the large number of comments we see on social media sites such as Twitter, where people are switched off of health & safety. Does this sound familiar to you?
It appears to us that there are trainers out there who still fail to grasp the importance of engaging their audience in order to make the training memorable. Without engagement how do they expect people to retain any interest or knowledge?
So what should you expect when you attend a health & safety training session?
5 key elements of well-designed health and safety training:
- Group involvement and interactive training – which is where many trainers still fall down;
- Issues must be relevant to your work activities – which means your trainer need to be able to relate to relevant experiences;
- Practically based and not focus too heavily on the law – too heavy and it will switch you off;
- Time allowed to answer your concerns and questions- experience is vital;
- Your trainer MUST be able to perform to an audience – which means injecting some personality (which some might argue does not always seem to go hand in hand with health & safety);
It concerns us that because the law requires people to be trained in health and safety that some still think it is acceptable to deliver poor quality uninspiring training. It’s time to make sure that health and safety training is seen as more than the obligatory tick in the box. If you are going to spend good money then it’s important that people remember the message. Surely any business that invests in training wants it to deliver a good investment and to make a positive impact on the business as it moves forwards.
If you’re not sure about what can be achieved then why not look at our blog http://www.consultmesh.co.uk/blog/2011/10/well-delivered-training-saves-a-life/