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Energisers for Health and Safety Course


Anyone got any innovative energisers/intros for a one day health and safety course I am running? The focus of the course is Health and Safety In The Office and will have a target audience of 10/12 delegates per session. Many thanks
alistair gordon

8 Responses

  1. Hazards in the office environment
    Alistair, I have got a list of typical office-related hazards which I can e-mail to you with a couple of suggestions on how it can be used as an introductory activity. It also includes relevant clipart which can be used as illustrations in a course handbook or on OHPs. In exchange, do you have an office-related safety inspection tool, either general or manual handling-specific, that you would be willing to share with me?

    Having replied to several people recently on this forum with my training materials, the last one being my training evaluation toolkit, and not having even received an acknowledgement for my effort let alone an offer to exchange training resources, all future responses of mine will be on an I’ll-show-you-mine if you’ll-show-me-yours basis! Whatever happened to basic courtesy?

  2. Health and Safety
    Eddie, thank you for posting your note. I quite appreciate and understand your comments. I may well have such an item, but will need to contact my course designers. As soon as I have more specific details I will post a note.
    Thank you once again.

  3. A different view point
    Try getting your course participants to view a mock office situation as say a child, someone in a wheel chair, someone who is blind. Everyone thinks they know what the hazards are but using such a false situation can often highlight new ones. Good Luck

  4. Take them outside of their current workarea.
    Although I work in the NHS, I use a really good energiser based on accident investigations into air crashes. Sounds weird, but it is a common experience they all may share, but seldom discuss between themselves. I have found that this approach works well because of the subject matter. Get in touch if you are interested.

  5. I am interested in your aircrash investigation exercise
    Mike, I am interested in your aircrash investigation exercise. I also do health and safety, and other, training for the NHS and would be interested in exchanging a relevant training resource per your choice. Please contact me if you are interested.

    Email: [email protected]

  6. Thank you for energiser comments
    Thank you Mike and Maureen. I would be most interested in receiving details for the aircraft scenario – [email protected]
    If there is anything I can send in return (I run a lot of courses and have a lot of energisers, intros and even puzzles and games to keep delegates entertaned in the bar on a night if you are running a residential!) just let me know.

    Maureen – thank you. I will be using this on the 11 July (first event).

    Eddie – I will be in contact if I can find a ‘tool-kit’ as specified.


  7. Energisers for Health & Safety Courses
    Have you come across HEalth and Safety Games for Trainers, by Graham Roberts-Phelps. This manual has about 100 energisers, ice-breakers, etc, many of them relating to office safety.

    The cost of the manual is £75. If you would like more details email me or call me on 01892 539459.

  8. Manual Handling help

    Just realised how old this post is so sorry if this is a little too late (like maybe 12 years too late!)  But I teach H&S L1 and have a manual handling topic on the syllabus.  I do a manual handling relay with the guys.  The same as a normal relay, teams send a member each to collect an item and bring it back before the next member can go get an item until all items have been retrieved.  However, the twist is that the items are various boxes and things which are typical manually handled in the workplace.  So they have to get to the item, pick it up int he correct way, WALK it back to the team and place it down correctly (even stack it correctly if there is a stacking bay they need to use) before the next member of the team goes and gets an item.  The first team to win gets a prize so it gives the task some urgency but all the while they have to adhere to the safety rules of manual handling.  If any one of them lifts or manual handles incorrectly they have to return to their team empty handed and take their turn again properly.  It takes a few staff to check on them but they end up learning how to safely lift something over and over without being shown boring videos or talked at for hours.

    Hope this helps someone!




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