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Reinventing Safety Training to Keep Employees Engaged

The benefits of gamification

If people do not remember training, why do it in the first place?

Gamification has been proven to be very effective when it comes to training.

It is that simple: people remember more easily when they have fun!

Many companies will tell you that gamification is great along with eLearning.

At Michigan [AR] Scavenger Hunt, we do not believe in generic gamification and only eLearning when it comes to safety. Gamification is much more than an app and a prize. Our expert in manufacturing believes in hands-on training combined with a fun experience to increase the retention of information. 

Operation Mindfall as a starting point

Our scenario Operation Mindfall offers almost limitless possibilities of customization when it comes to safety topics. This is why we have decided to use it for this purpose.

90 minutes to save the world… safely   🙂

The Mission: A terrorist organization known as Spider Tech has developed a virus that infects the human brain, giving the terrorists full control over the victim’s mind. Your teams of special agents will join the W.I.S.E agency and will have 90 minutes to explore your facility, find clues, create an antidote and stop Spider Tech from unleashing chaos across the globe. All throughout their adventure, your employees will have to follow the appropriate safety procedures correctly in order to be able to progress in the game.

How does it work?

Our manufacturing expert will meet with your Health & Safety Manager or Facilitator. They will identify together up to 12 topics that need to be introduced in the Operation Mindfall storyline. They can be topics that just need to be reviewed to test your employees’ knowledge, as well as topics of main concerns (lots of first aids or maybe even an OSHA recordable).

We have an extensive list of topics to choose from but you can also bring up any specific risk to your industry that you want to address.

The next step will be to determine the locations in your facility to organize the activities. We have the possibility to make suggestions to replace any of our standard activities by activities you would consider a better fit. 

And the day of?

We recommend to train 3 or 4 Supervisors or H&S facilitators prior to the date of the event to test the itinerary and tweak it if necessary. Then they can chaperon the different groups and monitor that the safety procedures are done in respect of your internal standards and expectations.

We suggest to have small groups of 4 to 5 employees so that everyone gets to participate as much as possible in the different activities.

One group starts about every 10 minutes. Depending on the number of groups, we may create 2 different itineraries to ensure a smooth flow.

We advise to offer a snack and some prizes at the end. The different groups are competing against each other in a friendly manner and can be ranked according to the number of points they got. Extra points for extra safety!