SEYCHART CONSTRUCTION: TRAIN-THE-TRAINER SAFETY PROGRAM
Despite their informal appearance, tailgate safety meetings benefit from advanced preparation and consideration of how to best reach those who most benefit from the safety message. This course focuses on the preparation process, giving the would-be trainer tools to source, build, and prepare for safety presentations.
THIS PROGRAM'S SPECIAL POWERS
Training is just one aspect of the Seychart manager's job duties, so the focus is on delivering tools and steps, not theoretical concepts.
Tailgate safety meetings have to deliver their safety messaging clearly, concisely, and consistently. This program emphasizes a go-to framework that can be reused for every meeting.
Direct to the safety source
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) represents a gold-standard for information related to workplace safety. When frontline managers must research content for their tailgates, it makes sense to send them to the source.
Seeing how to navigate a website, as illustrated here, beats a description every day. The takeaway? "That's pretty easy. I can handle that!"
Printable work aid
When there's an expectation that a process trained in an elearning program will be used and reused, a printable work aid is a great way to provide a lasting reference and guide. This one has the added benefit of being a workbook, too.
Train-the-trainer programs often target individuals whose subject matter expertise qualifies for a training role, but stop short of building the skills required for successful training preparation and delivery. Training skills are neither in-born nor easily acquired through observation. Many train-the-trainer programs focus solely on content, but fail to deliver practical, hands-on information for ensuring successful delivery.
When we give a would-be trainer the content, but fail to show them how to acquire it for themselves, capacity is not expanded. Building training programs requires practice. Setting out a repeatable framework at the outset lets the new trainer build on a solid foundation.
This program works to build training skills in construction frontline managers by providing a clear set of steps for building a tailgate safety training. It answers the why and how of the process, and delivers easily-used approaches that the new trainer can immediately add to their training toolbox.