Have you ever wished your workplace safety meetings were more interesting, more engaging, more productive, and more rewarding?
Perhaps you desire to improve your work force’s knowledge of office safety or general ethics of safety at work- but you just run out of ideas on how best to do this.
Then you need not bother yourself again. I know it can be very demanding trying to bring out different workplace safety spices to make your safety meeting your local “OSHA Training” ground!
Listed below are the 7 tips to bring back life and passion into your safety meeting topics and general presentations.
- Have A Schedule Indicating Identified Topics and Presenters Well In Advance.
When you draw up your workplace safety meeting schedule, you provide the presenters ample time to prepare for the safety presentation therefore ensuring a better presentation the meeting.
Remember the 6 P’s?: “Poor Prior Preparation Produces Poor Performance”
So, draw up a schedule and post it conspicuously at your workplace.
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- ALWAYS Allow For An Interactive (Question and Answer) Session:
Make it as informal as possible to encourage interactive participation.
This is one of the basic features of a successful safety meeting.
This session allow the workforce to ask questions, present scenarios for brainstorming, among others. Do not make it a monologue! Encourage the interactions.
- Use a Variety of Presentation Aids And Resources To Reinforce The Safety Lesson.
These include Safety Training Videos, Health and Safety Quizzes, Safety Puzzles, etc.
These also serve as spicing that engage the workforce and give them something to look up to.
- Institute Award & Recognition Program for Safety Meeting Presenters.
This encourages outstanding lesson presentations and also stimulates startling lesson presentations. Know what these boil down to?
Better Safety training for your workplace!
- Keep to your time frames. Ensure proper time management.
In as much as you will encourage mutual interactions during the session, you also need to strike a balance by having a moderator keep the time frames within your preplanned brackets.
Time management is very critical to the success of this workplace safety training sessions.
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- Ask Safety Lesson Presenters to Always Include Review Questions At The End Of The Presentation.
This also engages the listeners, reinforces the lesson shared and helps in lesson retention.
Besides, it also serves as a measure of the work group’s understanding of the safety lesson.
- Finally, let your workplace management be involved by always attending the safety meetings.
This show of commitment will ginger interest and seriousness within the workforce as well.
By carefully implementing the above outlined tips in your safety meetings, you will certainly improve the safety education of your workforce, as well as ensuring a better workplace safety standard at your work place.