How long does it take to have safety training videos made? Days or even weeks, right?
You can make your own safety training video in 9 minutes using AI. ⏰
All you need is an internet connection and a video tool called Synthesia.
In this blog post, we'll show you how to create a personalized workplace safety training video from scratch with no equipment or experience with a little help from AI.
Sounds far-fetched? 🤔
Keep reading to see how you can make workplace safety videos.
Or watch this short video tutorial instead:
Step 1: Determine what type of safety training video you want to make
At its most basic, a safety training video is simply a way to communicate information about hazards and how to avoid them.
A few of the most common training topics for workplace safety videos include:
- fire safety
- accident prevention
- first aid
- safety and health
- how to wear and use personal protective equipment
However, the latest training techniques go beyond simply conveying information. They also seek to engage viewers and create an emotional connection to the material.
Because research has shown that people are more likely to remember information if it is presented in an engaging way.
For example, the ability to recall information after 3 days varies significantly depending on how the information was presented:
- 10-20% recall after spoken lectures
- 10% recall after reading
- 65% recall after illustrated lectures
- 70% recall after participatory activities
When determining what type of safety training video you want to make, it is important to keep this in mind.
So before you get to producing your video, choose one topic of focus per video.
Otherwise, your employees will be overloaded with information.
Step 2: Script out your safety video
A safety training video is only as good as its script.
To ensure that your message comes across clearly and effectively, it is important to take the time to write a script for your video.
This doesn't have to be a complicated process - just start by outlining the key points that you want to cover in the video. Then, flesh out each point with some additional details.
You may also want to include a few anecdotes or real-life examples to help drive home your message.
We have a detailed guide on writing a training video script on our blog if you want to learn more.
Step 3: Create video in Synthesia
Now it's time for the fun part - producing the video in Synthesia.
The process is as simple as selecting a video template, an AI avatar and voice, and pasting your video script slide by slide into the video maker.
We'll let Synthesia's avatars walk you through the process in 40 seconds:
Looking for more detailed instructions? Read our comprehensive guide on creating videos in Synthesia or check out our Academy video tutorials.
Step 4: Distribute your video to employees or post it online
Next, it's time to distribute your new video to your employees.
You can either distribute the video through the LMS/LXP of your choice, either individually or as part of existing safety training courses.
If you choose to distribute the video through a platform, make sure that all of your employees have access to it and that they understand how to use the platform.
Step 5: Evaluate the effectiveness of your video
When it comes to safety training, there's no one-size-fits-all approach. The most effective safety training programs are tailored to the specific needs of the employees trained.
With that in mind, it's important to evaluate the effectiveness of your safety awareness video regularly:
- Are employees retaining the information they're learning?
- Are they able to apply it to their work environment?
If not, it may be time to make some changes to your video.
By constantly evaluating and improving your employee training video, you can help ensure that your employees are always as safe as possible.
One added bonus of creating employee training videos with Synthesia is that you can update a video in minutes, without having to re-film or re-edit anything.
Oh, and if the video is embedded on a site/platform, it automatically updates once you make the changes in Synthesia.
Pretty handy, huh? 🤩
Your safety training program doesn't have to be generic anymore
Instead of searching for safety training content on YouTube or buying expensive online courses, why not give your employees a better occupational safety training experience by creating personalized AI safety videos?
With the help of Synthesia, you can have creative safety videos in minutes. Choose from different languages and update videos on demand for easy content localization and scalability!
Curious to try it out? Make a free demo video to test it.
And if you need some inspiration, check out these safety training video examples you can recreate.