Skip to content

If you need to make a safety video, especially if you’ve done it before, then you’ll know it’s quite a slog to get a good safety video produced
– something seriously motivating that’ll reduce incidents and encourage individuals to work more safely.
Which is why you ought to start looking at making animated safety video instead of the traditional filmed video.

After all, everyone loves cartoons, don’t they.

Here’s 4 solid reasons why animated safety video beats traditional filmed video.



1 – No filming is required

One of the hardest parts about producing a safety is to arrange and carry out the shoot.

Arranging to film in work locations isn’t easy, not to mention the risks of doing camera work on site.

And arranging for available staff to appear in video, and then hoping these same staff don’t look like woodentops on camera also has its perils.

Animated safety video changes all this at a stroke.

If a video is made of cartoons, captions and custom-drawn animated illustrations, then no filming is required.

Immediately a massive amount of arranging and facilitating and difficulty is eliminated.


2 – You can make the impossible happen

Suppose you want to recreate an incident on video, so you can show your workforce the consequences of deviating from your Safe System of Work?

It’s time consuming and expensive to set up scenes for a video that recreates incidents and accidents for instruction purposes.

And even then there’s no guarantee that the incident simulations will be convincing to your audience.

With safety animation you can simply draw what you want.

Or should I say, tell the illustrator to draw what you want.

If you give an animator photographs and pencil sketches of what you want to see – or simply just describe it in a brief – then they’ll draw and animate whatever you envision, bringing the unsafe situation to life for all to see and learn from.

Animation makes the scenes you dream of actually happen.



3 – Cost is the same

Animation used to cost double or more what regular filmed video costs.

Now with the advances of technology and skills, animation can cost roughly the same as filmed video.

So instead of gritting your teeth over cost and settling for film

– you can use animation as your safety training style and have the exact scenes and situations you want.


4 – Less work for you

Let’s make no mistake about it, producing a filmed safety video is a lot of work, particularly for the H&S advisor who has to arrange it all behind the scenes.

It’s always a worthwhile effort as the results have repeatedly verified over time, because people are greatly influenced by video and do work more safely as a result of video instruction.

But it’s still a lot of work to plan shoots and then ensure the shoots are carried out correctly by the camera crew, while busily arranging for all the cast and props to be ready in time

– and quietly praying it doesn’t rain and mean an extra day filming, and its associated costs.

Animated safety video cuts all this out.

After approving the script, storyboard, voiceover and illustrations, you can sit back while the studio production team edit and produce your video.

No filming needed. Less bother.

And more time to do more useful things.

Less work. More result.



Maybe this is your first safety video production, maybe your 10th.

Here’s why animation and safety video go together.

1 – No filming is required

2 – You can make the impossible happen

3 – Cost is the same

4 – Less work for you

How many reasons do you need to understand why safety animation beat safety video.


Read more:

6 Ways of Making Safety Training Video in a Fun and Visual Way
3 Tips for Making Your Safety Video Global
Keeping Within Your Training Video Budget


Leave a Comment