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Last updateThu, 17 Jan 2019 4pm

Innovative new tool supports engagement in health and safety training

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I will learn”

Puzzle manufacturer Ethentic specialise in the design and manufacture of health and safety knowledge checking puzzles for use as teaching aids.

The puzzles are designed to offer training providers and employers a wider range of options for knowledge checking across many different subject areas.  In addition, the puzzles help to introduce an element of fun and competition into the learning environment, essential ingredients for an effective lesson.

Ethentic stress that learners retain more knowledge if they are enjoying a lesson which benefits both learner and the trainer. Studies have shown that the use of a range of teaching methods will increase both learner engagement and knowledge retention.

Designed to guide learners into knowledge recall of a particular fact or subject area. The puzzles can be used individually or with groups of learners as a challenge “Who can complete the puzzle first?”

Each puzzle has a number of matching words, statements or numbers based on specific learning outcomes which need to be matched together correctly in order to complete. The finished puzzle forming a pre-determined shape e.g. a hexagon or triangle.

Puzzles are supplied as a set of three, in different colours. You can then use any puzzle with three groups of learners at the same time. 

The company is launching three new ranges of knowledge checking puzzles at the Safety and Health Expo in June 2018 (stand S385)

  • Asbestos awareness (10% of proceeds to charity, Mesothelioma UK)
  • Dust awareness (10% of proceeds to charity, The Lighthouse Club)
  • CDM2015 General awareness

Ethentic manufacture puzzles for many different learning environments and have worked with many organisations requiring knowledge checking of employees after the delivery of staff training, briefings or tool box talks.

Ethentic stock a complete range of knowledge checking puzzles, offering you a wider range of options during the delivery of NEBOSH and CITB Site Safety Plus courses.

The puzzles can be used in many different ways to check on learning:

Knowledge – use a puzzle at the end of a lesson as a knowledge checking exercise against learning outcomes;

Retention – if you are delivering a subject which involves separate elements or modules, use earlier puzzles in later sessions to check knowledge retention;

Gaps – use the puzzles as a refresher exercise to identify strengths or weaknesses and plan your lessons accordingly; and

Confidence – if you have a group of learners completing a puzzle, it is easy for the trainer to observe and identify learners displaying subject matter confidence issues. This approach can save on the embarrassment of a learner not being able to answer a direct question for example.

The puzzles can be used for:

  • Toolbox talks
  • Briefings
  • Course delivery
  • Meetings… and much more!

Ethentic stock ranges of puzzles for:

  • Operatives
  • Supervisors
  • Managers

Subjects covered include:

  • Risk assessment
  • Working at height
  • Asbestos awareness
  • Dust awareness
  • CDM 2015 awareness
  • Manual handling
  • Noise and vibration
  • Accident reporting
  • Environmental awareness…. And many more!

Introduce an element of fun and competition into your learning environment, you will be surprised at the results!


“Ethentic Puzzles are a brilliant resource, encouraging interactive group work and discussion whilst underpinning knowledge and better still…. It’s fun!” – Sally O’Donnell CMIOSH IOSH, NEBOSH and CITB trainer – QHS Solutions Ltd

“We have used the whole range of knowledge checking puzzles in the classroom. They are robust and interactive, our delegates and trainers love them.” – Angela Carney CMIOSH Managing Director – Carney Consultancy Ltd