This article articulates the difficulties that both the construction and mining industry are facing in changing their safety cultures.
In my recent conversations with the head of training at Xstrata Coal they are battling the old school of "she will be right mate"when on boarding new blood. Their training programs are effective until the new employee joins their work team. The key reason for this is the current training delivery style is not changing the exisitng workforce.
As outlined, education and training solutions and workforce development practices should be better aligned to adult learning and the types of employees being trained.
Everyone wants to invest in effective workforce development and implement education management solutions that deliver good ROI. But more focus needs to be placed on the trainer and their ability to connect with the students.
Matthew Hardy MBA