OMG FUN TRAINING IDEAS
I <3 training !
I always start with handwashing & GMPs - I hand out the signing forms, but I dose them with GloGerm, then they watch that scene from I Love Lucy where the chocolate goes too fast. After they act out GMP role playing, I take out the blacklight, show them every thing is covered in germs, and have them wash their hands, look under a black light again, repeat until hands are clean.
I also like going out to the factory, having them touch an agar plate with their gloves, then with their bar hands, then showing them and posting the pictures around their stations to remind them to wash their hands.
BUT THE BEST GAME
IS THE SLAP GAME
I love the slap game. I put a board of different pictures up through projection onto a white board. It works for every topic.
I have a slide with different pictures or words in squares, and then I group the players into two teams.
Each team gets a differently colored fly swatter.
For example - color coding -I yell out a cleaning tool or instrument, they slap the color : "Drains!" <slap the black> "Conveyor" <slap the green>
Allergens - I yell out the ingredient or finished product, they slap the allergen - "Cake Crumbs" <slap the wheat> "Milk with Almonds" <slap the tree nut>
I evaluate and record competency for validation instead of a quiz, because flip quizzes, I give out quizzes to people who refuse to participate (there's always one). The person who hits the picture fastest wins a point, and the game is incredibly variable - you can play for as long as you need to to get through your list of training items. Employees will start looking forward to the slap game, and I am expected to make a slap game for each training becuase they love it.
I like yelling. They like hitting things. Win. Win.
I also like practical demonstration ( for metal detector I have everyone use the test cards and for sanitizer testing we test the sanitizer) - But I always record an evaluation & make sure they sign a training acknowledgement or sign in sheet.
Edited by magenta_majors, 16 March 2014 - 10:47 PM.