Here’s a serious question about training. When you were learning to ride a bike, did your parents or older sibling show you a PowerPoint presentation about bike safety laws and rules and then off you went?
Riding a bike is a hands-on task. This task requires a skill set. You probably learned the skill set over a few weeks during briefings, demonstrations, drills with someone helping you balance, and hands-on practice, until you mastered the task and could ride solo. This process is known as experiential learning.
Workplace safety training should follow the same principle. Tasks in the danger zone necessitate qualification. We’re adept at teaching adult learners skill sets with hands-on training.