Ways To Make Workplace Safety Training More Exciting

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Ways To Make Workplace Safety Training More Exciting

When you hear the phrase “Workplace Safety Training,” do you jump for joy? The answer is probably not. In fact, it’s probably more of the opposite of that reaction. Workplace safety training can often be a very boring topic, and seem like just another chore for you to have to go through in your business as an employee or an employer.

Yet you know the importance of getting your employees trained effectively, efficiently, and comprehensively. But everyone knows that information is easier to retain when it’s presented in an easily digestible manner that people will actually enjoy.

Here’s how to get the most of your employee’s workplace safety training.

Have a Conversation

If you’re doing a presentation about workplace training or simply guiding your employees through a safety lecture, don’t do so without allowing a place for feedback. Most studies report that the education that attendees yield from lectures is relatively low. On the other hand, when you incorporate room for interaction into your presentation, retention of the topic is increased.

When you’re preparing to train your employees on safety, structure the event so you’re having a conversation with your workers. Instead of talking at them, you can talk with them, and they will feel more engaged.

A Little Incentive Never Hurt

If you used a rewards-based program as an incentive for employees to complete their training, they’ll have a whole new level of motivation associated with their task.

You can turn the training into a friendly competition, based on who can complete it in the shortest amount of time, who can score the highest on the tests, or who can answer the most questions.

You can use a gift card as a reward, or just bragging rights that they did the best. You can even offer an extended break to the person who performs the best.

Use Roleplay

Getting your head into the game with roleplay is a great way to increase retention of materials and allow the training to make a lasting impact. When you assign roles to your workers, you can act out real-life scenarios that may arise on the job. This way, your employees can engage in kinetic learning and have already been walked through a potential dangerous situation. That way, if the dangerous situation did actually arise, they’ve already experienced a similar scenario and will remember how to react.

Use Multimedia

Wherever possible, incorporate ways for your employees to interact with the information that you’re giving to them. Depending on your work situation, you can make video games that simulate situations that they might encounter, or use quizzes to keep them paying attention to the presentation at hand.

The closest you can get to simulation a real-life situation that you’re describing, the better. Not only does this make your presentation more fun, it gives workers some experience dealing with potential situations.

Get it at F.A.S.T.

You knew we were going to go there. Yes, when you do your workplace safety training with F.A.S.T., you’re getting all that exciting workplace safety training. You might have thought that the word “exciting” and “workplace safety training” couldn’t be used together in the same sentence, but we’ve got your back for engaging safety seminars of all types.

We make safety a way of life, not just a one-time training session that your employees are going to be likely to forget. We offer all measure of safety and training solutions for your business, and can consult with you to create the most effective training session possible.


Why You Need Systems 24-7 In Your Business

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Why You Need Systems 24-7 In Your Business

We don’t need to tell you twice. It’s a lot of work to manage your business and all your employees. When you think about it, it might seem overwhelming. There are so many different steps that you didn’t think about before.

Like implementing a Health and Safety program. Maybe you’re old hat, or maybe you have no idea where to even begin. Either way, it’s a multi-faceted process that will take up a lot of your valuable time if you don’t know what you’re doing.

What’s Systems 24-7?

You need System’s 24-7 on your side. It’s a one-stop portal that puts everything you need to manage your Health and Safety program together in one place. And it works for you, 24-7. See what we did there?

It’s an efficient online learning program that provides each and every employee or contractor with what they need during the training process. It gives them training, reports, policies, and forms that they may need, all bundled together in an easy interface so you don’t have to go searching through the confusing ether of papers out there.

It’s also priced modularly. You can customize it to the best fit for your company’s Health and Safety needs, and your budget.

How Does It Work?

Imagine a system that will do all the work for you. That’s what you’re going to get with the 24-7 program. You basically set it up, and let it go to work.

Learning Management

Your employees or contractors can go through courses that address your specific legal requirements regarding Health and Safety. The training courses that they go through can be specifically tailored to each employee’s specific role. You can also send them their training before they’ve even come to work, so right when they start, they’ll be fully prepared for their job.

Systems 24-7 tracks the completion of each of the courses so you don’t have to. You’ll get a comprehensive report of your employee’s progress.

Course Editor

Got a unique Health and Safety need? No problem. With the course editor, you can create your own courses to fit exactly what your business needs. You’ll be able to prove your due diligence with the reports that 24-7 will send you when your employees complete this course.

Policy Management

Your business is always changing and updating. That’s a good thing, but it means that you might have to sift through a lot of paperwork to update your employees on your policies. Not with Systems 24-7.

Systems 24-7 allows you to manage your policies and keep your employees up to date all in one place. Send off e-mails about your new protocols, store them, and catalog them. It’s that easy. You can also get reminders for when reviews are going to be conducted.

Your Resources

If you need a document, we’ve got it for you. There are hundreds of customizable resources in the resource library. These include SOPS, hazard assessments, human resource document templates, and more.

Now that you know all about what Systems 24-7 is going to do for you, why wait? You can breathe easy and focus on growing your business when you know all the Health and Safety concerns have been taken care of.

So get it today. There’s no point in putting it off any longer. Still not convinced? You can go through a demo of the program to see what it’s all about.

Oh, you also get access to all these online training courses. There’s over 200 of them. No big deal.


Working From Heights Training Requirement Extended

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Working From Heights Training Requirement Extended

 

Working From Heights Fall Protection Training at FAST Rescue

Workers who use fall protection on a construction project must take an approved ‘working at heights’ training program.

The training is in the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation, and is on top of the training requirements under the Construction Regulation.

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Bill 132: September 8, 2016 – Key Changes & Steps To Take

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Bill 132: September 8, 2016 – Key Changes & Steps To Take

 

health_and_safety_ontario.pngOn September 8th, 2016, Ontario’s recently introduced Bill 132 will come into effect.  Bill 132 is an act to amend various statutes with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence and related matters and comes with many required changes to Ontario workplaces.

What will change under Bill 132? Continue reading Bill 132: September 8, 2016 – Key Changes & Steps To Take


Back To School Student Specials on First Aid Courses

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Back To School Student Specials on First Aid Courses

 

first-aid-training.jpgWith the back-to-school season just around the corner, many of us will have to start thinking about getting certified in various Health & Safety courses across Ontario. Many students who are taking Nursing or other medical fields require different certifications such as First Responder or EMR, but Standard First Aid & CPR C is normally mandatory across all fields. Continue reading Back To School Student Specials on First Aid Courses


10 Ways to Create a Culture of Safety in the Workplace

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10 Ways to Create a Culture of Safety in the Workplace

safe_workplace_cultureA culture of safety in the workplace goes beyond recognizing and avoiding hazards. Yes, you can implement the required workplace safety measures … but without engaged employees, you’ll find that your safety measures aren’t as successful as they could be.

Building a culture of safety will improve the effectiveness of your workplace safety program – reducing injuries and illness and creating a safe environment for your employees.

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F.A.S.T. Rescue Wins a Top Training Partner Award

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F.A.S.T. Rescue Wins a Top Training Partner Award

FAST Rescue AwardWe at F.A.S.T. Rescue take pride in the quality, professionalism, and high standards evident in all our training programs and first aid products. And we want to celebrate and announce that F.A.S.T. Rescue has received the 2014 Top Trainer Partner Award from The Canadian Red Cross at the recent Red Cross Canada Awards.

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Why Employers Must Provide First Aid And CPR Training?

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Why Employers Must Provide First Aid And CPR Training?

All business owners and managers have an First_Aid_And_CPR_Toronto_Ontarioobligation to keep the workplace safe. To do this involves three basic elements: steps to prevent or minimize accidents, adequate first aid supplies and proper first aid and cpr training.

Every employer should provide training to make sure its employees know what to do, how to do it and who is in charge in case a first aid or emergency situation occurs.

Proper first aid training not only satisfies provincial requirements, but fosters good will among employees, who recognize the care that their company expends to provide a safe and healthy environment for its most valuable asset: its employees.

Whether employees work in a high-hazard or low-hazard environment, they face a variety of risks. Shock, bleeding, poisonings, burns, temperature extremes, musculoskeletal injuries, bites and stings, medical emergencies and distressed employees in confined spaces are just a sampling of the first aid emergencies which might be encountered in your business.

These risks are compounded when employees don’t feel well. Their lack of concentration can result in costly injuries. Continue reading Why Employers Must Provide First Aid And CPR Training?


Injuries In Your Workplace Are Costly – Get Workplace Safety Training

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Injuries In Your Workplace Are Costly – Get Workplace Safety Training

health_and_safety_ontarioKnowing how to avoid hazards in the workplace can help keep you and your employees safe from injury. Do your employees know how to work safely? Do you know your health and safety responsibilities as an employer?

On July 1st 2014, basic health and safety training became a requirement in the province of Ontario. 

All employers must now keep a record of Basic Awareness Training on health and safety for their supervisors and workers. 

Your health and safety training program must cover:

  • Duties and rights of workers, employers and supervisors
  • Roles of health and safety representatives and joint health and safety committees
  • The role of the organizations involved in occupational health and safety
  • Common workplace hazards
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Occupational illnesses

You must appoint a supervisor and provide training within one week of his or her start in the health and safety role. Continue reading Injuries In Your Workplace Are Costly – Get Workplace Safety Training