Safety Training Needs Analysis and Matrix

Safety Training Needs Analysis and Safety Training Matrix

One of the most common questions we get asked is: “How do I do a Safety Training Needs Analysis and Develop a Safety Training Matrix?”


safety training needs analysisFirstly I suggest downloading these two articles by George Robotham which very succinctly explains the importance of undertaking a Safety Training needs analysis for both employees and specifically for OHS Personnel and how to go about it:

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SAFETY TRAINING MATRIXsafety training matrix

A Health and Safety Training matrix is a very effective planning and communication tool used by an organisation to manage and monitor their safety and other training needs. The for it takes is not important as long as it clearly shows what types of training are required for various job roles or specific employees. A manager or supervisor can easily identify and track at a glance the required training without referring to volumes of procedures, legislation or company policies. It can also be used for quickly determining who has been trained, when they were trained, what gaps there are in their training, scheduling training and allocating resources. A safety training matrix can also be used for employee development and performance evaluation. They can be kept electronically or in paper form, many will openly display them in staff areas for various good reasons.

Some H&S Training Matrix Resources:


Heaps of free training resources will be posted here very shortly

In the mean time there is plenty of useful stuff here

Barry Spud

Barry Spud

Safety Crusader, Zero Harm Zealot and Compliance Controller at Everything Safety
Barry Spud
What is a Safety Spud? Lets look at a few more spud head activities in risk and safety: 1. Coming on to site saying there is a safety issue when in fact there’s no such thing, it’s a political issue. 2. ‘Falling apart’ when people make choices that we think are stupid because they won’t do as we ‘tell’ them. Then we put on the angry face and think that overpowering others creates ownership. 3. Putting on the zero harm face, presenting statistics, knowing it has nothing to do with culture, risk or safety. 4. Putting on the superman (hazardman) suit and pretending to be the saviour of everything, this is good spud head cynic stuff. 5. Thinking that everyone else is a spud head except me. 6. Thinking there’s such a thing as ‘common’ sense and using such mythology to blame and label others. 7. Accepting safety policies and processes that dehumanize others. 8. Blaming, ego-seeking, grandstanding and territory protecting behind the mask of safety. 9. Thinking that risk and safety is simple when in fact it is a wicked problem. Denying complexity and putting your spud head in the sand. 10. Continually repeating the nonsense language and discourse of risk aversion that misdirect people about risk, safety, learning and imagination.

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