Training videos create a deeper understanding of how to perform specific tasks.

In many industries, training videos have become an additional layer of training and instruction. They create a deeper understanding of how to perform specific tasks, and the training they provide appears to have “staying power.” This is important, because studies indicate many people forget most of what they have been taught within 30 minutes of a training session.

While some organizations in the professional cleaning industry such as Kaivac, with their KaiTutor™ training system, have introduced training videos designed for cleaning workers, many others have not realized the power training videos can have.

To help jansan industry organizations appreciate their value, here are five of the key benefits of using training videos to teach cleaning workers:

Cost Savings

While training should begin with in-person training instructors, “follow-up training should be turned over to training videos,” says Matt Morrison, communications manager for Kaivac. “This can drastically reduce the amount of time [necessary] to train workers, producing significant cost savings.”

24/7 365

Some video training systems attach to cleaning equipment so that they can be accessed whenever and wherever the equipment is used. This way, cleaning workers can review things they have been taught, to make sure they are performing tasks correctly.

Play, Pause, Practice

Training videos are especially valuable when training new workers. They can watch how a task is performed; stop the video, and then practice performing that task. ” Employers… must allow learning by doing to be the dominant teaching method for training because of the potential for costly errors made by novice employees,” says Roger C. Schank, Ph.D., formerly with Northwestern University.

Eliminates Embarrassment

When a worker is performing poorly or not performing a task correctly, the reason may be they are too embarrassed to ask for help. Asking for help is not an issue with videos that are available for help at any time.

Worker Engagement

Videos engage and motivate workers, according to Morrison. “They also make people feel like they have their own personal trainer, helping them learn.”

About Kaivac, Inc.

Kaivac is the developer of the No-Touch Cleaning® and OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning systems. Headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio, Kaivac, Inc. delivers complete science-based cleaning systems designed to produce healthy results and outcomes while raising the value of cleaning operations and the professionalism of the worker. Kaivac offers an integrated portfolio of environmentally friendly cleaning products designed to remove the maximum amount of soil and potentially harmful biopollutants in the most cost-effective manner possible. For more information, contact Kaivac Global Head Quarters at, email, or call 513-887-4600.

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