Effective Workplace Training eTool

3. Plan the Training

Effective Training Steps - Training Aids and Materials

Training Aids and Materials

The key when using training aids and materials is to illustrate and make the points in simple ways which are easy to understand. For this reason, images and pictures should be used extensively in your training. Some examples of training aids and materials include:

  • Overheads
  • Short training videos of your workplace showing employees performing their work tasks safely (e.g., safely using tools, equipment, chemicals, and appropriate work practices)
  • Photos and slides
  • Flip Charts
  • Video taped examples of your training reviewed with the employees
  • Chalkboards
  • Handouts
  • Safety and Health Cards (short summaries of each topic with pictures or graphics)
  • Tools, equipment or materials covered in the training
  • Reinforcing training using pictures, pamphlets, paycheck stuffers or other aides