A successful safety program begins with the level of knowledge and employee engagement you see from your workforce. If your employees are not actively involved and have a complete understanding of your safety program it will be difficult to see success. Safety training is the perfect tool to use in order to see positive results from your program and your employees alike.
An effective safety training program is not hard to implement and with the right tools and some helpful tips for employee engagement it can put your safety program on the path to success. Safety Daily Advisor outlines useful steps to take when assessing your safety training program and also a great planning checklist. See if you have asked yourself any of these questions in your planning process:
- Have there been any employee complaints about unsafe conditions?
- Have you observed employees at work in all situations that might be hazardous?
- Identified which safety topics you will focus on?
- Decided how you will evaluate the effectiveness of training (e.g., quiz, post-training job performance evaluation, etc.)?
As Safety Daily Advisor outlines, one great way to measure your employees knowledge after any safety training program is through quizzes or job performance evaluations. In order to keep the whole process fun or increase employee engagement it’s also a great idea to rewards employees who pass quizzes or evaluations with flying colors by giving low denomination gift cards or an early day off work. Buy gift cards in bulk and receive volume discounts. Don’t forget, a little can go a long way.The author:
Lauren McAuley is on the marketing team at GiftCard Partners. She is a recent graduate who enjoys diving head first into several aspects of the business including social media, graphic design, marketing, business development and public relations. Her passion for challenging herself keeps her trying new things every chance she gets, vegetable lasagna this week, maybe skydiving next week?