Training should provide a demonstrable and useful improvement in knowledge and ability. Many authorities and institutes require that training and instruction is given and can be proven. They also require that there is a method to assess competence that can be proven. To provide for these requirements it is necessary to have policy and system in place and access to resources.
Benchmark can provide training in safety management and assistance in planning policy and programme of training and supervision. Such training is provided by HSE professionals with many years field and management experience.
The delivery of information, the stirring of imagination and giving conviction to sincerity all require methods and situations that will win hearts and minds. The Human Factors of learning are as real in the training scenario as in operations, and are just as influential in the safety and health of personnel in the workplace. Just delivering information is not enough.
Active participation by candidates is essential. Most have considerable input to give from their own experience, many have enthusiasms that are infectious, and some have attitudes that can be discussed.
Only in this manner can the instructors make an assessment of the effectiveness of their communications. Only by spending time together can hearts and minds be known. Certificates are issued on participation, not attendance.
Ability to interact in a team is an important skill to develop and maintain.
Short courses to influence mind-set have to be effective. Participation is essential to establish ownership of concepts and identify responsibility.