If you work in construction, engineering, or manufacturing, you’ll know that it’s essential to keep up to date on health and safety procedures. Recently, it’s become even more important for employers to have clear protocols for health and safety, and to educate staff on mitigating the risk of both standard workplace hazards as well as transmission of Covid-19.

Unfortunately, many training videos have a reputation for being boring. There’s no quicker way to lose your audience’s attention than by using low-quality or outdated video, and when it comes to health and safety training, it’s vital that the message is understood and remembered.

At Inspireworks, we believe that quality video production is essential for any modern business. Engaging staff and contractors in safety messaging is critical to their wellbeing when it comes to safety at work. We deliver an exceptional quality video every time, so you can be confidently in control of your communications.

How Do I Create a Good Safety Video?

Creating a safety video comes with a unique set of challenges. Comprehensive safety training can be the difference between life and death in hazardous industries, so it’s important to take the right approach to create safe video content.

A great safety training video focuses on realistic situations. It outlines hazards, includes clear and practical advice on managing critical risks, and describes what to do to avoid hazards and dangerous situations onsite.

It’s important to note that every industry, workplace, and location may need unique or localised training. Each state in Australia has its own laws and regulators for Workplace Health and Safety, so it’s crucial to ensure that your training videos comply with your state and industry code of practice.

Make Your Health & Safety Videos Memorable

It’s a well-known fact that video is a more effective method for training than text alone, but there’s a world of difference between a dull, repetitive voiceover and a high-quality, professional video.

The most memorable videos are those that are relatable. You should use real-world examples and personal anecdotes to create a connection with your viewers, and where possible, localise your content.


Benefits of Producing Health & Safety Videos

No matter your industry, health and safety training is a critical aspect of business operations. In fact, businesses have a legal responsibility to manage Workplace Health and Safety requirements, and taking the time to create great training videos benefits both employers and employees in a variety of ways, including:

Reduced risk

Health and Safety videos can prevent accidents by teaching staff to recognise and deal with workplace hazards, reducing the likelihood of illness or injury.

Safer working environment

Safer workplaces have higher staff retention, improved productivity, and increased employee satisfaction, so good health and safety training videos can lead to happier, healthier staff.

Maintaining compliance

Employers must manage workplace policies and procedures to meet the WHS requirements. With health and safety videos, you can be sure that everyone has received the required training.

Producing video content has additional benefits over other health and safety training methods.

Remote learning

Video training can be delivered remotely, lowering cost and reducing the risk of viral infection.

Standardised training

Using video-first content ensures that everyone receives consistent information, every time.


Once produced, video content can be reused indefinitely, so it can be delivered as required to new employees or those who must repeat training annually.

Ready to Begin Creating Videos for Your Business?

At Inspireworks, we understand the importance of precise communication. Our team has over 21 years of experience in producing high-quality video content for some of  Australia’s biggest Construction, Utilities, and Technology brands, so you know you’ll be in safe hands when you choose to work with us. 

We’re passionate about creating professional content that’s guaranteed to deliver your message in the most effective way. To see some of our previous safety video work, check out our portfolio here

Want to create effective health and safety training videos for your business? Contact our team today to see how we can help you deliver first-class training for your employees.

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Safety Videos FAQs

Safety videos are pre-recorded training videos that cover workplace health and safety topics. They aim to reduce the risk of harm to staff and clients in the workplace by educating staff about potential hazards.

Safety programs vary by industry, but common examples include Health and Safety Fundamentals, First Aid and Mental Health First Aid, Risk Management (Construction Specific), Asbestos and Silica Awareness Training, Hazardous Chemicals, Working at Heights or Fall Prevention, Awareness around Mobile Plant, Driving hazards, Contact with Electricity, Working with Fixed Plant and Confined Spaces Training to name a few.

A good safety training video is one that is clear, concise, and memorable. There’s no room for misinterpretation when it comes to safety procedures. Understanding the risks and aiding prevention is what powerful Safety Videos can provide. We encourage the viewer to ask, what am I doing? what can go wrong? how can I do it safer? Taking five minutes of thought prior to starting a task can save a life.

A safety program should explain how to recognise hazards, how to reduce the risk of harm, understand and ensure the right controls are in place and advise on what to do if an accident does occur. It should cover situations that are likely to happen in the workplace, for example how to avoid injury when lifting heavy items, or how to use certain equipment or machinery.

The great benefit to safety training is consistency – ensuring everyone receives the same message on basic safety requirements (such as knowing the right PPE for the task) as well as specialised safety training (having the correct licence to operate certain machinery and being competent when undertaking critical risk activities).