As a safety trainer, my mission is to help you be the best safety dudes on the planet, helping you effectively communicate through good training so that you have the best safety training program for your organization.
I am a safety trainer whose expertise is in training. What that means for you is that my sweet spot in training is what is referred to as “train the trainer.” I train those that will be doing the safety training in your organization.
4 Laws of Adult Training
To do that, I use the 4 Laws of Adult Training developed by Robert Pike.
- Past experience, not just mine, but of everyone in the room. Every person that I train brings a wealth of knowledge to the table that helps to inform the discussion.
- Real and applicable activities that generate ideas, concepts and techniques, making it a more effective learning environment.
- Those who do, learn. According to Pike, “Learning has not taken place until behavior has changed. It is not what you know, but what you do that counts.”
- Learning is directly proportional to the fun one is having. Humor can be an effective tool in the training process, promoting a comfortable learning environment.
This is the foundation I use in my training to help the trainers in your organization effectively communicate safety rules and regulations to your organization.
3 Laws of a Safe Workplace
The true meat of the training is then tied to the 3 laws of providing a safe workplace.
Law 1: How do you recognize the hazards in the workplace? This isn’t just a one-time assessment; it is ongoing and happens through several different methods, such as self-inspections or audits, investigations of accidents and near-miss incidents, analysis of injury and illness trends, preventive maintenance, and formal inspections by third parties.
Law 2: What are the controls and how do you use them to prevent hazards? Engineering controls a hazard at its source within the work environment. Safe work practices minimize or eliminate the hazard. Administrative are things such as relief workers, exercise breaks and rotation of workers. Personal protective equipment helps protect you from hazards that can’t be completely eliminated.
Law 3: Act in a timely manner. Finding and fixing hazards in the workplace as quickly and efficiently as possible reduces lost productivity, operational downtime, and most of all keeps your employees safe.
If you have attended one of my training programs, I would love to hear your thoughts.