People don't like sitting through lectures, especially if they've been out of school for years and are not used to it. This makes providing environmental compliance training to employees much more difficult, since people are likely to tune it out. Instead of giving a test at the end to make sure that people took notes, you might want to consider a more interactive form of teaching compliance training. Here are some tips for building a board game that will teach it.
1. Base it Off Another Game
Board games are difficult to build because they require every step of the game to be thought out. You likely don't have the time to think of the rules to a unique board game. Instead, steal the rules for something else. Use the rules for a game that simply forces you to get from the beginning to the end without too many bad things happening to you that would cause you to lose a turn, get stuck or move back a space, such as "Candyland."
Try making a game that will allow you to purchase different compliance tactics and charge people money whenever they land on them, such as "Monopoly." Doing this will allow you to create a board game that makes sense to the people playing it and that has consistent rules.
2. Include Question Cards
Regardless of the board game that you choose, make sure that you include the feature of question cards. These questions should be a mix of facts that you are trying to teach your employees about environmental compliance, as well as facts that you want to make sure that the employees already know about the subject. In the "Candland" example, make a rule that states before a play is able to move, he or she must correctly answer a question from one of three piles: easy, medium, and hard. Getting an easy question right allows the player to move forwards one space, two for medium, and three for hard. This gives people an incentive to pick up the hard questions and learn what they need to know about environmental compliance.
3. Create a Summary Sheet
Finally, when you leave with your board game, make sure that you leave behind the summary sheet that has all of the questions that could have been asked during the course of the game. These questions have the majority of the information that you wanted to provide. Leave summary sheets to allow employees to look at the questions that they might have gotten wrong. Come back in a few weeks with the same game to see if the employees are better at it in order to make sure that they understand environmental compliance rules.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in environmental compliance training like Environmental Hazmat Services Inc.