A video is not the end-all, be-all solution to safety. When used at the right time in the right way, however, it can really drive your point home. There are a variety of video solutions you can use to present your topics. Feature-length videos, short videos, and clips.
If you are using a power point at your meeting, clips can be placed throughout to make a point. For help on embedding videos in a presentation, go here. You might choose a clip that shows what not to do, like this.
Some of these clips can be found on social media sites or video channels like YouTube. If you are doing a meeting in the field and you have a tablet or small screen to display, you might want to download these videos before you arrive at a destination that does not offer access to the internet.
While you may not get the best quality by quickly downloading this way, you can still drive your point home.
Produced or found, it is often beneficial to present short videos as part of your safety meeting or briefing. Produced videos are an excellent way of presenting topics that are specific to your company, department or team. If your company is rolling out a new safety program, settling in at a new facility, or looking for a fresh way to reinforce trouble spots, produced content may be your best bet. Consider how much a $5,000 video can save you in the long term. Often times, the cost savings can be in the tens or hundreds-of-thousands of dollars per incident. A professionally produced, easy to understand video can address complex topics in less time.
Brock opted to do just this in their ‘BSafe’ promotional video. We sat down with a couple of the employees at Brock to discuss what being safe at work meant for them in the long term. This video was then shared with the entire company during safety meetings.
It is rare you’ll have enough time to show a feature, but in the event it’s possible, we’re including our list of favorite safety-related films in all film categories.