Giving Safety Talks: A guide for the construction sector - Facilitator Guide (2012)

This facilitator’s guide is part of a resource package prepared by Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES) for use with workers whose first language is not English. This guide and the accompanying participant workbook can be used to deliver either one or two three-hour train-the-trainer workshops. A self-directed guide is also available and would be useful for smaller organizations that may not be able to hire a workshop trainer.

Each of the manuals can be used in conjunction with a set of 50 posters illustrating various safety topics.

The authors note that being a better communicator of safety is central to achieving the goal of preventing accidents and injuries. The learning goals of this training resource include helping participants strengthen their presentation skills; getting rid of their presentation “blind spots” through real-time feedback from fellow participants and trainers; and advancing the culture of safety in the workplace by enabling participants to become better communicators.

Among the topics covered are clarity and conciseness; setting goals; preparing, opening, delivering, and closing a talk; body language and speech quality; learning styles; dealing with disruptions; and bridging cultural gaps.

For more information or to order copies of the safety posters, please visit the AWES website: http://www.awes.ca.

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2013-04-23
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Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society (AWES). Giving Safety Talks: A guide for the construction sector - Facilitator Guide 2012. Web. 22 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/awes/give_safety_talks_fac_guide/give_safety_talks_fac_guide.pdf>
Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society (AWES) (2012). Giving Safety Talks: A guide for the construction sector - Facilitator Guide. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/awes/give_safety_talks_fac_guide/give_safety_talks_fac_guide.pdf
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