I’m certain that we’ve all attended meetings and thought ‘what was that all about?’
We have participated in training workshops and on conclusion thought ‘that was quite good’, but by the time we’ve driven two miles away the messages have completely disappeared from our mind.
Communication and Engagement are crucial for a strong safety culture at work.
In 2024 safety professionals need to focus on more than just sharing information – they have to create open channels for employees to discuss concerns. Interactive training, workshops, and regular safety meetings are key for everyone to actively participate.
Technology, like safety apps and online platforms, will increasingly play a role in keeping everyone informed, especially for remote workers. It’s important to use different communication styles, like translating materials, using visuals and external training to reach a diverse workforce.
In simple terms, safety is a shared responsibility. Ongoing conversations make safety part of the company organisational culture, ensuring everyone plays a role in keeping the workplace safe and looking out for each other’s well-being.
Effective safety training is crucial for making workplaces safer. It raises awareness, teaches employees about risks, and helps everyone follow safety rules. When training is clear and engaging it encourages a mindset where safety is a top priority. This kind of training also empowers employees to actively contribute to safety discussions, report concerns, and suggest improvements. Regular, ongoing training reinforces the importance of safety, preventing complacency and ensuring a lasting culture of safety in the workplace.
Deal With It® delivers a wide range of innovative safety courses which are cost-effective and life-changing.
We offer tailored and bespoke safety training suitable for all levels – from the board room to the shop floor, for all industries and business sectors.
BASED ON 5 PRINCIPLES
Communication: Safety messages are communicated organisational-wide. As well, all employees receive training on safe operating processes, policies and procedures. There is a safety board that is updated regularly and there are frequent messages and updates from top management that are circulated company-wide.
Reporting Culture: Hazard reports are welcomed, rather than discouraged. When employees feel comfortable reporting hazards, they’ll be more willing to do so. The reporting culture is further strengthened when the employer takes action to control or remedy reported hazards immediately.
Training: Training is provided to employees on a regular basis, and is monitored for effectiveness. If skill gaps are identified they are rectified through training and coaching.
Top-Down Support: Safety is supported and practiced at all levels. Buy-in comes naturally because safety is ingrained in all of the company’s operations and processes.
Employee Involvement: Buy-in and participation increases tremendously when workers have input into workplace safety processes, policies, and programme elements.
Deal With It® courses have improved the health, well-being and safety of more than 150,000 people across the world over the last decade.
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