Safety Video Elearning

Safety video eLearning has largely demonstrated to be a very valuable way of delivering safety compliance training in the workplace.

What is Video Elearning?

Video eLearning is any video-based training administered on digital devices such as computers, Smartphones, and tablets.

Basically, it utilises videos as opposed to traditional classroom lessons, or text-based documents, courses, and presentations to deliver compliance training.

Video eLearning not only leverages the possibilities of online training but

also the efficiency of visual

media for learning


Workplace Safety Facts

The primary reason for safety training is to improve the safety and overall health of your organisation and workers. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, however, most injuries are avoidable but often result from poor practices and taking shortcuts with safety.

Championing safety and instilling the importance of positive behaviours into the work culture will help to reduce injuries. Not only will proactive safety approach mitigate the occurrence of incidents, but also the significant associated financial costs.

  • 106,000+ serious compensation claims made each year
  • Serious compensation claims denote incapacities causing work absences of at least 1 work week
  • Median 5.6 days lost time per claim
  • 25,000+ claims for slips, trips, and falls and 16,500+ claims for being hit by moving objects
  • 38% of all claims are due to body stressing
  • 73% of claims are for musculoskeletal disorders, wounds, amputations, and joint/muscle injury
  • Median 9.3 serious claims per 1000 employees
  • 5.6 serious claims per million hours worked
  • Average $11,500 payout cost per serious claim
  • Estimated $61.8 billion per year for work-related injuries and diseases, approximately 4.1% of GDP
  • 190 worker fatalities in 2017 – 144 worker fatalities in 2018
  • 32% of work-related deaths result from vehicle collision
  • 1.5 deaths per 100,000 workers

How Safety Video Elearning Can Help

In short, video eLearning can help organisations tackle workplace safety and compliance issues before they eventuate.

Because video eLearning is often delivered using Learning Management Systems (LMS), trainers can easily track trainee progress and history. Straightaway they can identify what training has been completed and line up learning objectives with the needs of the workplace.

This is particularly powerful, firstly, by helping to determine problem areas and detect the root causes of safety issues. Following which, trainers can design specific learning regimes that target those training gaps to diminish or eliminate risk.

Video eLearning also harnesses the great flexibility of online training, providing increased accessibility to not only learners, but also trainers.

For example, organisations with multiple locations can deliver training to each site simultaneously. Furthermore, contractors and remote workers benefit from the convenience of being able to undergo training instantly from their locations.

Additionally, portable training via actual apps as opposed to on browsers benefits users with increased stability and reliability.

The Benefits

Organisations benefit in a variety of ways from the utilisation of video eLearning to administer workplace safety training. For starters, it provides a modern and competitive advantage with the capacity to adjust to fast-changing industry trends and concerns.

Equally important, trainers can provide large amounts of complex information more quickly and more simply with visuals. As a result, contact time is greatly diminished, meaning learners can spend less time training and more time working.

Additionally, traditional classroom-based training costs such as printed documents and lecturer fees are significantly reduced or eliminated. Furthermore, the monetary and time costs of worker travel and absence for safety training are drastically lowered.

  • Around 60% reduction in training contact time
  • Up to 60% increase in employee productivity and learner retention
  • Every $1 spent produces $30 in productivity gains
  • Up to 26% increase in revenue per worker that utilises it
  • Consumes roughly 90% less energy, lowering overall costs
  • About 85% less CO2 emissions per learner, for positive environmental impact
  • Almost 95% of modern workers prefer to learn at their own pace
  • 75% of organisations say eLearning leads to greater worker satisfaction, reducing staff turnover
  • Up to 18% boost in worker engagement leading to increase in worker retention

Live-Action Video in Safety Training

Video is more engaging and easily processed than any other medium; safety video eLearning and workplace training are no exception.

  • Video is shared online approximately 1,200% more than text and images combined
  • Estimated 80%+ of all Internet consumer traffic worldwide by 2020 will be video
  • Roughly 90% of information sent to the brain is visual
  • Visual information is processed about 60,000 times quicker than text
  • 65% of people are classified as visual learners
  • 75% of people prefer watching video to reading text
  • On average, people forget 65% of written details after 1 week, and 90% after 6 months
  • Video eLearning is 83% more effective in helping learners retain details and info
  • People retain about 95% of a video’s message as opposed to about 10% when written as text

Live-action video excels in safety training as opposed to simple explainers and animation. Firstly, we immediately recognise different body language and emotion, which can communicate authenticity and meaning very quickly.

Footage of real people demonstrating common safety situations in real workplaces quickly communicates a suitable and realistic tone. Viewers also easily engage with the message because it is often a real workspace and scenario that they understand.

Additionally, recreations of safety incidents or real footage cannot be misinterpreted. Specifically, they show, in no uncertain terms, what the consequences are for taking risks or shortcuts with safety.

Safety Video Elearning Topics

Video eLearning’s highly adaptable nature gives trainers the ability to quickly address workplace concerns or changes. Now, every workplace is different. But every workplace has potential safety risks.Additionally, recreations of safety incidents or real footage cannot be misinterpreted. Specifically, they show, in no uncertain terms, what the consequences are for taking risks or shortcuts with safety.

To demonstrate, some safety topics that can be trained via video eLearning may include:

  • Forklift Safe Operations
  • Fire Emergencies and Response
  • Office and Warehouse Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Driver Safety and Fatigue Management
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • Dealing with Difficult Customers
  • Working at Heights
  • Manual Tasks
  • Working with Hazardous Substances
  • Workspace Ergonomics
  • And many more…

Business Training-TV’s ready-to-use video eLearning courses cover all these workplace safety topics and more and are also fully customisable.

While all workplace safety is important, one of the most common and often overlooked safety risks is with manual tasks.

Manual Task

Manual tasks are performed in almost every workplace across almost every industry. They are also responsible for more incidents and injuries in the workplace than any other activity.

Significantly, injuries can be caused by prolonged exposure to poor practices, or suddenly from a single event of overexertion alike.

It only takes one wrong move.

  • 40,300+ serious compensation claims every year due to body stressing
  • Highest incidence rate in labourers, with 23.7 serious claims per 1000 workers, or about 1 in 44
  • 41% of serious claims cite traumatic joint/ligament and muscle/tendon injury specifically
  • Nearly 20% of all serious claims are for back injuries

In view of those numbers, it is critical that all workers understand safe procedure and proper manual task practices. Not only to help avoid injuries and incidents, but also to create conscientious workplaces and build safety into the culture.

Furthermore, safety minded workers will help diminish the frequency of injury-related absences, costs of claims, and potential for legal action.

Business Training-TV Video Elearning

In summary, all workers are responsible for safety in the workplace. Similarly, managers and employers are responsible for ensuring that their workers are the best safety-equipped they can be.

An extremely effective means of presenting safety video eLearning is with an LMS such as Business Training-TV.

Firstly, our platform features a comprehensive selection of highly engaging live-action ready-to-use pre-built video eLearning courses. Further, we cover a vast selection of safety topics to help prevent injuries, incidents, compliance risks, and build safer workplaces.

Additionally, Business Training-TV makes trainers the hero by empowering you with the ability to engineer training to specific organisational requirements. So, implement our pre-built courses immediately or create unique safety courses to address specific needs with our free Course Builder.

Respond to safety issues and red flags immediately by designing custom courses that engage workers and get measurable results.

Find out more about our safety video eLearning courses. And discover how you can utilise Business Training-TV in your organisation or training environment.

This content was created by Vocam. It is intended to be used only as a guide and should not be relied on as formal training or legal advice. As standards and regulations frequently change, all information should be considered by relevant local experts and authorities.

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