Workplace Communicator Blog

6 Items Companies Omit in their Health and Safety Manuals

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Feb 11, 2013

If you're reading this article, you know that any decent health and safety training manual has to include information such as personal protective equipment (PPE), emergency evacuation, incident reporting and so on.

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Topics: training professionals, safety manuals, WHS manuals, safety professionals, induction training, health and safety manuals

How to Create the Best Workplace Training Materials

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Tue, Mar 1, 2011

Companies often tell us that they are frustrated by how hard it is to engage staff with training.

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Topics: training professionals, training videos, workplace training manuals, workplace training, induction training, workplace training materials

How to write the CEO Safety Speech

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Thu, Feb 17, 2011

How the safety speech is written depends upon it's form of delivery (eg: written speech for the annual report, face to face presentation to staff or video presentation) and the audience. Ideally, the speech is tailored as much as possible to the particular group of workers as this will get more traction.

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Topics: safety communications in workplace safety, CEOs and executives, safety messages, Communication professionals, training professionals, workplace safety communication, communicating OHS messages, CEO safety messages, workplace safety messages, hr professionals, workplace safety, CEO workplace safety speech

The Importance of "Show and Tell" in Workplace Training

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Tue, Nov 16, 2010

We all remember as kids having to stand up in front of the classroom and do a "Show and Tell" session to the class about our newest toy.

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Topics: improving safety training, staff training videos, training professionals, training demonstrations, training show and tell, training videos, induction training, staff training customer training videos, Show and tell (education), safety demonstrations

How Standardizing your Safety Training improves Workplace Consistency

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Sep 20, 2010

When it comes to training staff on safety or procedures, one of the biggest problems many of our clients talk about is the difficulty of training staff consistently across numerous sites.

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Topics: improving workplace consistency, training professionals, safety professionals, induction training, issues with buddy system, problems with inconsistent training

7 Tips to Improve Employee Induction Training Materials

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Tue, Jul 20, 2010

1. Use more Visuals - 83% of human learning occurs visually.  Use lots of photos, videos, diagrams and colour to present training information.  Avoid relying heavily on text based training.  After all, we only recall 10% of what we read compared to 50% for what we both see and hear.

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Topics: improving induction training materials, including core values in training, training professionals, safety professionals, induction training

The Importance of Using Visuals in your Workplace Training Materials

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Mon, Feb 22, 2010

In a recent AFRBoss article, it was cited that an important trend over the next decade will be the shift from words to images in communication.

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Topics: using more visuals in staff training, training professionals, improving training materials, induction training

The Importance of "Why" in Workplace Training

Posted by Marie-Claire Ross on Wed, Feb 3, 2010

When we were all young children, we all used to bug our parents with lots of  "Why?" questions.  And while this can test even the calmest of parents, the truth is children are curious about the world around them and want to understand why things happen.  It helps them learn and communicate.

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Topics: Improving workplace training, training professionals, using why in training, safety professionals, training materials