5 Benefits of Employee Safety Training Videos
Safety regulations vary from industry to industry, but no matter where you’re working, safety is a key responsibility of the employer. The steps that you take to train your employees to safely interact in the field and with others while they do their job can make a difference in whether your business functions without mitigation from OSHA or not. Are you using employee safety training videos internally to communicate the value of staying and working safe among the field? These are a few of the benefits of employee safety training videos that you should be experiencing. 5 Benefits of Employee Safety Training Videos.
1. Engaging Content
Video content is powerful and engaging. It’s much easier to deliver critical messages via video than it would be in writing. No matter how descriptive an employee safety training video is, if it’s in writing versus being in engaging video format, it’s not going to be as effective. Employee safety training information can be delivered more quickly and efficiently in video than it can be in any other format.
2. Continuity of the Message
Employee safety training videos deliver a continuous message for employees. Using video to deliver the safety message helps you to ensure that everyone has received the message. Whereas if you deliver a safety training manual you have to HOPE that the employee reads it, if you deliver the content in video you can keep a checklist of those that have watched and you will know, without a doubt, that the information was delivered. As new safety information rolls out, new videos can be delivered to employees to ensure everyone is on the same page.
3. Video Content is Powerful
A picture is worth 1000 words. So how much is a whole series of pictures and words worth? Probably a lot!
Delivering safety training through video allows you to reach employees with content that they will remember. We remember 80% of what we read and see. So if we have someone speaking to us, while we see words on the screen, and the visual of imagery is delivered, we will remember the most. Therefore, the best way to deliver safety training is via video, where employees are most likely to retain the maximum amount of the content that is delivered. After all, reading only results in a 30% retention rate–and you certainly don’t want employees to have only 30% of the safety information, do you?
4. Videos are Emotional
With employee safety training videos you can deliver the message in a way that taps into the emotions of the employee. Whether you’re discussing work safety, automobile safety, or customer interaction safety, the way that you deliver the content via video allows you to connect emotionally with the audience so that he or she really understands and connects with your message. Use shock value to your advantage and deliver engaging video content that motivates employees to do better and to stay safe!
5. Video Content Delivery Can be Monitored
Safety training when it is delivered via video can be monitored and, if you really want to get in depth, you could deliver relative quizzes to ensure that employees retained the material that they saw in the video. Track the amount of the video that employees watch, how long they spend interacting with the training, or the steps they take through an interactive video series to ensure that they are receiving the training appropriately. Valuable analytics allow you to gauge who has participated in training and who still needs to get involved. This gives peace of mind while providing you with hard evidence of the steps you have taken to train employees on safety should the need to prove such arise.
Ready to start producing safety training videos for your employees? Give Beverly Boy Productions a call. We’ll help you get started with quality safety training that will engage your employees.