With the ever increasing demand for safety at the workplace, training managers are finding it hard to spread the message of safety within the organization. Most often, safety training is regarded as a part of compliance training. However, safety cannot be taught, it needs to be made an integral part of an organization’s culture. How can you use eLearning, which enables anytime, anywhere learning, to deliver effective safety training? Well, you can use funny videos in online courses to provide top-notch safety training to your staff.
In this post, I will take you through 4 eLearning design tips and tricks you can use for safety videos.
#1. Start with a Message - Your learners need to know why they are watching your video. So, it’s a good idea to begin the video with a message. A message not only gets your point across, but also gives your video a great storyline to begin with. You can also make use of animated characters to create “that extra effect”. For example, you could start your video by saying, “We are conducting this training program because we care about your safety, both at work and outside work.” This creates a personal connect with your learners.
#2. Move onto the Goals - The real reason we do anything is to achieve our goals. So, use your video to emphasize what you want to achieve with this training. Maybe, it’s creating awareness about safety or reducing the number of people injured at the workplace. The more you talk about your goal, the more it resonates among your learners.
#3. Statistics to Create Awareness – Statistics are very useful to get your point across, and achievements of the past can be shown statistically. Visual representation of statistics will help ensure better recall in the long run. Statistics depict the change in quantitative terms and highlight important figures. More importantly, statistics help analyze and support data. Here is an example of how statistics can be used to present safety data.
#4. End with a Conversational Narration - Now, you can have all the essential graphical elements for a great video. However, all you efforts will go in vain if your narration isn’t conversational in nature. Your narration is the backbone of your video. So, use a friendly tone to narrate the video. An authoritative tone “kills” the mood of your learner. Consider the two examples listed below.
Example 1: This video will help you understand the importance of safety at the workplace.
Example 2: The reason we want you to watch this video is we are passionate about your wellbeing.
I’m sure you will agree with me that the second example is more effective as its tone is friendly and personal.
So, there you have it! Use these tips and tricks when you make a video on safety for your eLearning course, and your learners will only keep asking for more! For more insights on safety training via eLearning, please subscribe.
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