Your aging and experienced workforce is retiring – how will you cascade their knowledge to new recruits?

23 August , 2017 by Rashida Saeed
workplace safety videos

As the world’s largest oil producer, the Middle East employs thousands of people to work in the dangerous but financially rewarding oil and gas industry. For many decades, men have been going to work in a potentially hazardous environment, all to support their families.

Even today, this dynamic hasn’t changed. But what has changed is the workforce. The oil and gas industry, alongside plants and refineries, need to prepare for the loss of the aging and experienced workers. We are about to lose a number of our finest employees to retirement, and we have to make way for new employees.

However, employers have some trepidation, and it’s not unfounded. The new workforce is one which relies heavily on technology. And while the gas and oil industry itself is full of technology to control everyday operations, its health and safety procedures generally are not.

So how do we cascade the health and safety knowledge of those employees before us to new recruits in a far more modern way? How we do capture the essence of what was learnt from a handbook and practical experience, into an easy-to-learn module that new workers will understand?

We use safety training videos, Equipment Handling Videos, Lessons Learnt Videos, Testimonial Videos, and plenty of them.

Safety Induction Videos

The best induction safety video is the one that clearly communicates minimum safety requirements and expectations to the visitors and employees of the company in the most effective and shortest duration. Company such as Studio 52 here in Dubai and the wider Middle East can help. The goal is to let the existing, experienced workforce translate their experience, knowledge and history into video which is easy to learn from.

Safety induction videos are by far the most important videos your workplace can organize to have created. The job of an Employee Training Video Production Company such as Studio 52 is to paint a picture of your workplace and its health and safety procedures. This is all to benefit several generations of workers to come.

Don’t confuse a safety induction video with an official health and safety video, however. This is only the beginning of several safety and training videos your workplace within the oil and gas industry needs.

Workplace safety videos

It can be easy to get complacent and rely heavily on your senior staff members to know what they are doing, and to keep doing it. But what happens when those staff members, the only ones who know their department well, are set to retire?

How are you supposed to effectively train new staff members in the years to come, if that one person was the only staff member who knew everything there was to know about a particular area or machine?

Oil and gas industry health and safety is of the utmost importance. One wrong move within your department can end in serious injury, or even death.

You can prevent workplace injuries and fatalities by investing in safety training materials.

Oil and gas training in Dubai and surrounding areas is generally completed with several handbooks, hands-on experience and qualifications. Training is a huge part of the industry. But with technological advances, it’s time to add a new element – workplace safety videos.

Don’t let the experience and knowledge leave your workplace with a retiring staff member.

Spend time with them to find out all they know, and turn that knowledge into a comprehensive video, or series of videos, that make sense to a wide variety of employees.

Of course, this is not easily achievable by yourself. That is why it’s important to utilize the services of health and safety video production companies like Studio 52 who can do it for you.

Now is the time to get a handle on your health and safety procedures within your workplace.

Call in the experts and make health and safety your top priority.


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Your aging and experienced workforce is retiring – how will you cascade their knowledge to new recruits?

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