You created the perfect color-coding plan for your facility. Your new hygienic, color-coded tools came in the mail and have been hung on corresponding color-coded shadow boards or wall racks. Everything looks ready to go—but your job here isn’t done and the tools shouldn’t be touched until you do one very important thing: hold a company-wide training on the new color-coding plan.
In fact, your color-coding plan isn’t a “perfect” plan at all unless it makes note of the necessity for regular employee training procedures. While some simple internet searching can return best practices for mapping out a facility color-coding plan, not much guidance is given on how facility owners and managers can best communicate the plan to the people who will be expected to carry it out.
Here are some best practices for conducting training on a facility color-coding plan to get you started.
1. Pick a Time and Place that Works for Everyone
A facility-wide color-coding plan should be understood by everyone in the facility. That means it’s important to schedule training when all employees can be in attendance. In the case of shift workers, consider holding more than one training session. Some facilities choose to record training sessions for employees who are unable to make it to an in-person session. Should you use this method, be sure to follow up with employees who receive training via video to see if they have any questions afterward.