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How Health and Safety Trainers Can Help People With Learning Difficulties

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How Health and Safety Trainers Can Help People With Learning Difficulties

The accessibility of health and safety training is one of its main positives, with courses being available for people of ranging skill and experience levels. However, a benefit of such training that often goes under the radar is the ways it can positively impact people with learning difficulties.

The various types and levels to learning difficulties means that there is no catch-all method for learning effectively – at HST, we strive to provide tailored, sensitive and helpful training for people to ensure they can get the most out of what we do. But how exactly can health and safety training benefit people with learning difficulties?

Those who are running a health and safety course can do a number of things to help participants, including:

  • Making learning participative
  • Encourage them to ask for help rather than struggle with something they are finding difficult. Let them know this is perfectly fine to do
  • Find out what teaching/learning methods work for them, and tailor their course to that. This will help them make the most out of it
  • Break tasks down into smaller, easier modules that will still achieve the same overall objective
  • Make sure all information, both written and spoken, is clear and concise
  • Make sure you listen to the content of what learners are saying, rather than the way it is delivered
  • If there are any emotional barriers or issues, take care to work through them before beginning any teaching

By taking the above points into account, you can help make the learning process much more inclusive and enjoyable for those with learning difficulties.

Health & Safety Training Ltd are very proud to have received some fantastic feedback with regards to our work with candidates with learning difficulties, as we take great care to provide support and patience with people with such difficulties, allowing them to complete the course and move forward with their ambitions. For one such candidate, we altered our teaching styles to cater for their needs, making sure everything was accessible and as easy as possible to understand, through both paperwork and practical training. As a result, this candidate passed the course and is able to progress towards his chosen career.

If you would like to know more about our health & safety training courses, please feel free to get in touch with us today and we will be more than happy to help you with anything you need.

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