A Safety Training “spray and pray” approach?

A recent article on the OH&S website: ‘Why Safety Training May Not Be the Answer’ raised a pertinent question: Is Safety Training sometimes used as a “spray and pray” approach to address poor safety performance, instead of taking the time to address the real underlying causes? It may seem a little odd for a safety training provider to raise this in the public arena, but I don’t believe this to be the case – as we’ve built our business on providing sustainable services for the long term. Training that is ineffective, or is not bringing results, is not something we want to be involved with. So I wanted to put this article up for discussion and get your perspective on it. A lot of safety training is mandated by law and must be undertaken – and it has proved to be a big factor in preventing workplace deaths and injuries, but is training alone always enough?