Course Outcomes

This train-the-trainer course for safety trainers will:

  • Provide participants with the skills they need to “sell” the importance of safety to those they are training.
  • Review best practices in adult learning and the importance of designing and delivering content with them in mind.
  • Suggest dozens of active-learning techniques safety trainers can use to engage their students.
  • Offer strategies for promoting a culture of safety.

Course Overview

Whether instructing on OSHA compliance, safety equipment, or safe workplace practices, the safety trainer has a critical role in promoting a culture of safety and preventing accidents and errors before they occur. This course is designed for both experienced and new safety trainers. During the workshop, participants will learn how to design and deliver content in such a way that their sessions adhere to best practices in adult learning. They will also discover how to incorporate stories, add variety, use assessments, and create video clips for their workshops and post-training follow-up activities.

Program Objectives

At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Explain training’s role in creating a culture of safety.
  • Demonstrate how to generate learner buy-in.
  • Follow best practices in adult learning.
  • Develop engaging activities around any safety topic.
  • Demonstrate how to deal with difficult participants.
  • Deliver the same content in several ways.
  • Use video, PowerPoint, audio clips, and models effectively.
  • Measure what a group already knows, what they’ve learned, and whether they are using those skills back on the job.
  • Surface behavioral gaps that are not due to training deficiencies.
  • Create post-training job aids.

The following outline highlights some of the course’s key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of participant materials prior to the session(s).

Workshop Outline

It’s More than Compliance: Selling Safety

First-rate organizations know the importance of promoting a culture of safety. They also understand the safety trainer’s role in reducing institutional risk. In this introductory part of the workshop, we’ll talk about the importance of creating buy-in versus enforcing compliance. During this course component, participants will discuss various methods for introducing training as well as ideas they can implement throughout the organization to support a culture of safety.

Engaging Adults: Understanding How Adults Learn

Good training adheres to best practices in adult learning. This seminar segment explores those guidelines in depth. While working with their organization’s training materials, participants will discover what works with adult learners and what doesn’t.

Creating a Dialogue: Connecting with Every Participant

Activity-based learning can still fail if a program’s facilitator cannot create a dialogue and manage his or her classroom. This section of the course explores methods for dealing with difficult students, working in less-than-ideal learning environments, and overcoming other roadblocks that can interfere with the learning process.

Viva Variety: Using Active Learning Techniques

Variety is an essential element in any memorable training course. Great trainers and instructors can facilitate the same content countless ways. During this part of the program, participants will learn dozens of techniques for bringing new life to their material. They will then practice delivering their content in a way that they have not done before.

Better than a Thousand Words: Using PowerPoint, Models, and Videos

When used correctly, pictures, videos, and models can enhance a learner’s experience. This seminar segment explores creative ways to incorporate images, film clips, and other multimedia into training while avoiding too much screen time. In this segment, we will also explore the idea of micro-learning and inexpensive ways to create custom content for use during training and as a post-training job aid.

Important Measures: Assessing Knowledge Transfer

Assessment is an important component of training for safety instructors. This part of the program looks at pre-training assessment, in-class knowledge quizzes, and post-training tests. In this part of the workshop, we’ll talk about how to use these tools to measure what participants know.

Troubleshooting and Promoting Safety: When Training Isn’t the Issue

This program ends back where it started with a discussion about creating a culture of safety. During this final workshop segment, we will talk about on-the-job behaviors and what to do when participants pass a knowledge test but a gap still exists in what is practiced in the workplace.

By the conclusion of this train-the-trainer seminar for safety and health trainers, participants should understand their roles, be able to generate learner buy-in, demonstrate the ability to manage a classroom, and know what steps to take to determine whether the content learned during training is applied back on the job.