In previous weeks we have seen Health & Safety risks posed on the factory floor by sustained exposure high noise levels, the wearing of improper clothing and by failing to follow correct procedures for manufacturing processes like welding.
Today we shall take a look at images from eLearning videos showing risks of accidents on a factory floor caused by the movement of equipment and people.
Setting the stage
Start your eLearning module or video by showing that a typical factory floor will have all kinds of activity which could include pallet trucks, forklifts, cranes and even the occasional bicycle.
Next you should focus the learner’s attention on the fact that he/she needs to always be on the lookout for others on the factory floor – especially if they are operating some equipment. Show real examples. Ideally at least one with a dangerous situation. And another with expected behavior.
See the two examples below. In the first example the person is busy walking and reading at the same time and ends up having a near collision with a forklift coming around a blind corner. In the second example a person wants to go across a forklift in operation and does this the correct way.
Simulating a near-accident
The above images are from an eLearning video which shall be embedded into a Web Based Training. Using videos you can easily simulate near accidents which can help focus the learners’ minds.
Demonstrating the correct behavior
Never end your eLearning module or your eLearning video without showing the learner what is the correct way to do things. Below you will see how we show the correct procedure to go around a forklift which is being used to store containers.
In simple steps your eLearning video can demonstrate correct behavior leaving the learner with a positive thought in his / her mind.
In conclusion, one of the easiest ways to avoid unnecessary accidents on the factory floor is to ensure that everyone has their eyes wide open at all times. Using eLearning video you can get this message across in the most effective way.