Active Training Delivers Safety Results

You can hang as many safety posters on the wall as you want:


But clever sayings can never replace regularly scheduled training sessions.

Fact is, world class organizations provide monthly safety lessons, because there’s simply no substitute for outstanding training. Canal advocates a proactive formal safety program with a monthly interval. The Risk Management Services team offers many in-person and web based solutions to help insureds.

Need proof that it matters? How about research by ProTech, a national online training company? The ProTech study found that clients who invested 25 minutes of online or in-cab driver training every three months had Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) scores that were 30 points lower than the industry average. As you know, BASIC scores are used to calculate a fleet’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score. Of course, the lower your average CSA, the better your standing versus competitors – and the better your bottom line results.

And the kind of training matters too. An article in Science Magazine – “Lectures Aren’t Boring, They’re Ineffective, Too, Study Finds” – reveals that passive teaching – lectures or activities with no required interaction – are proven less effective than teaching that incorporates active listener participation. At Canal, we will continue to review and share safety training opportunities that we feel are best suited to improve your own organization’s safety results.

Our ultimate goal: increased training frequency so that safety becomes everyone’s top-of-mind…all the time!