Safety Videos and Lego
For as long as they have been around, the majority of Health and Safety videos are generally dull, boring, or put you to sleep type of videos.
They may have a lot of information in them but they don't exactly hold your attention, meaning you don't learn much from them.
However all is not lost. It is great to see more and more companies waking up to the fact that their videos are boring, and whats even better, they're doing something about it.
People have realised that if you want to communicate well then you need to be relevant, it helps to keep it simple, keep it to the basics, and make it enjoyable.
At PeopleSafe TV we were given the task of creating a video about being safe around trucks being unloaded and loaded. We could have made it really long, covering lots of policies, use big health and safety words, and generally be boring. But we decided to just tell people what they needed to know to keep them safe, and it only takes 30 seconds. Check it out below.
As you can see, this is a fun video with a really clear message and information that you understand.
So when you next come to making a safety video for your workplace remember this: make it simple, make it relevant, and make it fun.