We all know that we learn in different ways. The acronym VARK (visual/seeing, aural/hearing, read/write, kinaesthetic/doing) has been around for nearly 30 years.1 But often the best way to learn, and therefore to train, especially in a group situation, is a combination of methods – or a blend. Blended learning includes various training delivery methodologies […]
So just when you think you know it all, something comes along to remind you that learning is a life-long pursuit. For Pertrain Pen it was the word Asynchronous. Pertrain has been writing training materials for well over 30 years. We have been developing eLearning packages for nearly a decade. But in all this time […]
Most people have heard the term Toolbox Talk. Many of you probably use them in one form or another in your organisation. They have become a safety staple across many industries. But how effective are they really? A toolbox talk is an informal safety lesson, or reminder, delivered by the supervisor to their workgroup at […]
Over the years we have developed numerous plans and strategy documents for our clients –business management plans, sustainability plans, health and safety management plans, emergency response plans. Developing a plan is one thing, but unless the plan is implemented successfully with full management and employee buy-in and ongoing review, it is just a few (or […]
Acronyms. Love them or hate them, they are now part of our everyday communications. I am sure we have all heard, and maybe cringed at the new texting shorthand, full of OMGs, BTWs and TMIs (Oh My God, By the Way and Too Much Information – in case you didn’t know). But these are not […]
Pertrain Pen has been having some time management issues. We have been very busy – and that’s great. But it means non-essential things like blogs and newsletters are put to one side – and that’s bad. Surely through careful time management we can find time to do ALL the things we want to do. So […]
Our generic Site Dumper Pre Start Checklist will help show potential hazards by exposing any damage or flaws by misuse, wear and tear or lack of servicing.
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Our Winch Pre Start Checklist books help you assess your equipment before use. These checklists will help show potential hazards by exposing any damage or flaws by misuse, wear and tear or lack of servicing.
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Way back in April, we brought you Recipe for Learning (Part 1). For successful learning you need a message or topic, some learners and a suitable training space. In part 1 we looked at what makes a training space conducive to learning. Now we will look at what makes a learner ready and able to […]
This combined Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) and Job Safety Analysis (JSA) replaces our previous generic JSEA books and is used to identify and communicate hazards and controls. A SWMS must be conducted for all high risk construction activities but the JSA can also be used for all non-routine tasks and then used to create a work procedure.
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Muscle builders do it. Obstetricians and Gynaecologists do it. Some seventeen-year-old drivers do it too. What is ‘it’? Maintain a training log book. A training log book is used to record informal training and operational experience obtained in situ (the workplace, on the road, etc). This training/experience usually comes after the person has received formal […]
Recipe for learning Ingredients 1 need to pass on important information 1 topic at a time 1-10 learners A dash of learning difficulties A sprinkle of different training tools to suit experience, attitudes and learning styles. Method Place all ingredients into a suitable learning space and mix well. If only it was that easy… Training and […]