- 19 Feb 2015
- Reaction score
- North Cumbria
That was the way it was taught, a few pictures just replaced long boring lectures talking about the subject, being graphic hammered the message home. The other great learning tool is pain, that also gets the message home and makes you safer because you tend to remember the experience. The trouble today is that showing such images would probably be thought of as inhumane or might cause mental health issues to the delicate little snowflakes.Just after I left school, I did a course in engineering, and during that course we were given a lecture by the health and safety executive. During it they put up full colour slides showing horrifically damaged limbs, hands,fingers that had become caught in machinery due to operator lack of concentration, clothing becoming entangled.
An image I still remember from many years ago in a site introduction talk, these days probably called a safety briefing was of a site worker, initially nothing looked amiss and it looked like he was just standing there, but when a closer shot was shown he was actually dead with a scaffold pole through his shoulder and pining him to the ground, someone had dropped the pole from many floors above.