What is the Amazing Safety Quest?
The Amazing Safety Quest is a non-timed, station-based obstacle course hosted by community groups and/or schools during NAOSH to mark Young Worker Safety Day. The goal of the event is to contribute to the creation of a culture of safety in Saskatchewan by sharing injury prevention strategies and informing young workers of the extreme importance of workplace safety through this highly interactive educational activity.
Why should our organization consider hosting an event?
The statistics are alarming:
- One in five workplace injuries reported to the Workers’ Compensation Board involves a worker less than 25 years of age;
- More than 5,400 young workers (15-24 years old) are injured in Saskatchewan each year; and
- One in 10 young people will be injured on the job in this province.
How do we host an Amazing Safety Quest?
Hosting an Amazing Safety Quest is easy! First, read all of the information below and then complete and submit the registration form found at the bottom of the page. Your registration confirmation will include:
- How2Host brochure
- Host Orientation
- Volunteer Orientation
- Safety Quiz
- Team Passport
- Event Registration and NAOSH Posters
- Event Signage – Skill Demonstration #, Fast Forward # and U-Turn
- Welcome to the Amazing Safety Quest video clip
- Sample Media Advisory
What does it cost to host an Amazing Safety Quest?
There is no cost to register to host an event. However, as all of the support documents listed above are electronic, host organizations will incur nominal printing expenses.
How long does it take to run an Amazing Safety Quest event?
This event has been designed to accommodate a variety of groups and organizations. Small groups, 5 teams of 5 people or less (25), should work through the course in an hour to an hour and a half. There are a couple of ways to host larger groups: i) increase team size; ii) have more than two volunteers at each demonstration station (volunteers demonstrate a safety skill and then assess participants as they re-create the skill demonstrated); and iii) split larger groups up so that half watch a safety video while the remaining participants split into teams and work through the course. After 30 – 45 minutes the two groups switch so that everyone gets an opportunity to watch the video and work through the course.
What do we need to host an Amazing Safety Quest?
You will need a room, or several rooms, large enough to host 4 – 5 Safety Demonstration activities; 3 – 4 Fast Forward stations; a U-Turn and a Final Quiz station. You will need one or two people to look after the logistics of the event in the days and weeks leading up to the event. Additionally, on the day of the event you will need 4 – 5 volunteers from industry to demonstrate safety skills, e.x. putting on a Fall Protection harness; 3 – 4 volunteers to ask safety quiz questions at the Fast Forward stations; and a volunteer to oversee the final quiz and help to tally points. From a technical perspective, you will need to be able to play a 3 – 5 minute welcome clip (there will be clues in the clip that will help teams answer the Fast Forward and final quiz questions)
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