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New firm to focus technology on safety

A new company that creates educational videos about safety training programs for the transport industry hopes to change the way operators use technology.

Training Snippets in Melbourne was established six weeks ago.

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | June 8, 2012

A new
company that creates educational videos about safety training programs for the transport industry hopes to change the way operators use technology.

Training Snippets in Melbourne was established six weeks ago.

With safety in mind, it makes short videos that can be used for instructive purposes by companies, covering topics such as how to carry parcels from a courier van, safely crossing the street with a trolley and hot to pick a pallet with a forklift.

Training specialist Robyn Archer, who previously worked for Connex and Victoria University, saw a need for informative videos that companies can use to send the right safety message to employees without being technology savvy.

“Part of our purpose is to help small to medium-sized companies that don’t even have a HR [human resources] let alone a learning and development person to help them learn how to be safe,” Archer says.

“It provides them with a way of doing things safely without having to put together a memo and send it out, or a newsletter which most people don’t use or read.

“It also provides a tool box session by simply downloading the snippet of the website and putting it into their company’s PowerPoint and having it run through their TV at lunch room.”

Training Snippets films videos at transport sites in Victoria and sells each for $55, which comes with a tool box that includes images.

Operators can also request a personalised video that can be filmed at their site, Archer adds.

“They can put their own voiceover over it or logo so it becomes totally their company’s piece rather than something that’s obviously come from somewhere else.

“If we shoot it at their company, they get snippets for free so they have their own people and trucks in it.

“The idea is it helps to do something visually that they traditionally do as a spoken word or as a memo which they only do because it’s the only mechanism.”

Training snippets hopes to take its idea internationally.

Look for a profile of Training Snippets in a later edition of ATN magazine.

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