You already know training roofing workers is essential. They, of
course, need to learn how to install roof systems, use proper
safety measures and behave appropriately at job sites. But
conducting training isn't easy—to do it well, there are many
issues you need to consider. Helping employees learn new skills,
gain knowledge and improve attitudes can be challenging and
requires creativity, flexibility, insight, knowledge and
It helps to have a framework you can use to approach training.
ACTIVE training can increase the likelihood training will result in
employees' improved job performances. ACTIVE training is effective
because it is matched to a group's characteristics (appropriate
level); understands and overcomes cultural and language barriers
(culturally sensitive); enhances the transfer of training to the
workplace (transferable); establishes its importance for employees
and focuses on topics' most critical aspects (important); uses a
mix of teaching methods (varied); and requires employees to be
When planning training, it is important you consider your
employees' backgrounds. For training materials to be effective,
your employees must understand and be comfortable with them, so
knowing your employees' education and literacy...
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