How OHS officers are using video

OHS principles and practices

Video has been a staple for safety training for more than 30 years. In the past, producing professional standard OHS videos had been an expensive exercise due to the costs of the equipment used. Today the cost of equipment is no longer a barrier and OHS officers are producing their own video for safety, site-specific and role-specific training. Training video modules are being delivered in classrooms and through online intranets and websites. Remote staff can now access this video content as soon as it is posted. With video, geography and language is no longer a barrier.

Human Resources

Video is a great way to be able to relate, engage, and tell a story about a company culture and environmental and safe working practices. Video allows OHS officers the opportunity to engage with team members from the recruitment process and ensure that safe work practices become a part of the organisation's talent management’s DNA.


Video is an important part of any risk mitigation strategy for OHS officers. Video is a proven tool in educating, training and reinforcing key safety messages and safe work practices. Video also provides evidence of the efforts organisations have made to ensure a safe and professional working environment.

Video is used in all types of training including, sales training, conflict resolution, interactive Q & A training, product training, service and IT training. Video is even used to ‘train the trainer’. Video provides an opportunity to organisations to conduct training anywhere, at any time and in any language. Video is also an effective way to reduce the cost and improve the consistency of existing training programs.


A wise man once said ‘I hear and I forget, I see and I remember.’ This is why video has been so widely used in safety training for the past 30 years. Video provides opportunities to reduce the risk of workplace incidents. Videos on Safe Work Method (SWM), plant and equipment instruction manuals on safe operation, emergency procedures, chemicals, PPE training, fire safety, contractor management and on boarding are now common uses for video. Video is also essential to any online OHS strategy, as it allows for consistency across the organisation, for all geographies and languages.