Safety training is very important and often times than not it is mandatory in places of work.Most firms ensure that safety guides are prepared and are often upgraded to ensure that surroundings at the work place are harmless to staff.Recurrent training meetings are expected to keep staff well informed on any requirements or to measure are being followed through earnestly.Then what do the safety police in the firm have to do to make sure a session is fun and engaging?On the other hand, how does the firm ensure that the gatherings held for safety maintain a fun and engaging flow?
Humor is one way to go in preparation of a training.It has been found that humor always receives a good response and people tend to go along in the hope of enjoying themselves.Granted most people rarely get to catch a break in real life, including humor in the training turns it into a lot of fun.
Assimilate the team into the training and have them partake in the sessions.Inclusion of the team makes every participant feel useful and keeps them involved.Indeed a safety training session is guaranteed of being more engaging this way.
Games, competition and rewards are another way to keep fun alive during such a gathering.Most times on a normal working day, staff may not get a chance to fully get to know each other or even engage in fun.Slight fun rivalry is quite engaging.Select lead members who will then pick out a team that can have fun chivalry with the rest and hand out prizes here and there to keep fun flowing, whether it’s a physical gift or not like may be giving one team a lead over another to pick out the next game you have listed.Think of fun, think games.Inclusion of well thought out games in the gatherings actually enhance the purpose rather than deduct.The end result being that the training is a lot more fun.
Creating a video for the training also generates attentiveness while it is also fun.A training of any nature can never go wrong when using visual aids, a lot of information is put across rather than when there are none.
Follow through on a normal question and answer session at the end by getting feedback and reviews, whether written or spoken.Staff have their own thoughts on what is fun and engaging and the reviews and feedback gathered at this juncture are very helpful in identifying the same for the safety trainings in the future.Assess the data collected and include it in the next planned training.Sometimes staff end up feeling like they don’t belong in the firm and adding the suggestions they bring forth gives them a sense of belonging.Staff end up having fun and being frank in every other training making it quite fun and engaging while basking in the knowledge that their opinion counts.