The benefits of On-the-Job training instruction

The benefits of On-the-Job training instruction

Learning to speak on a two-way Radio operationally can be a very challenging experience for anyone that finds themselves in this situation, especially when one is dreading knowing that:

  1. There is a good chance of criticism you may have to face both on and off frequency, regarding your communications
  2. English, which is the official language for two-way communications, is not your first Language
  3. You feel intimidated not knowing yet exactly what to say, and when to say it on frequency.

It is not standard practise for any company to let you start using a two-way radio unaccompanied as part of your workplace duties, just because you have completed a related course in communications. The  professional approach for all of us with respect to any Radio Telephony course that you may attend as part of your two-way radio communications requirements, is to rather view being found competent on this course as an `entry pass` to allowing you to start applying what you have learnt under guidance by someone for a set period, in order to master your newfound skills when communicating in the operational environment.

In order for this programme to be an effective solution with regards to your operational requirements, it is necessary for you to receive what is termed On the Job Training, more commonly referred to as `OJTI`, from a colleague in the operational field that is already qualified to manage this type of training programme.  

In brief, a person who is qualified to present OJTI to a two-way radio trainee on position has successfully been found competent as an operational trainer after completing an OJTI Course.

The OJTI course focus on the following areas, namely:


  1. Simulated exercises
  2. One on One Briefings / Discussions
  3. Operational Facilitation of trainee under *Dual training


  1. Understand and apply techniques of One to One training.
  2. Conduct training briefings.
  3. Understand and guide learning processes.
  4. Appreciate human behavior practises observed during training.
  5. Monitor trainees and correct errors.
  6. Assess trainee performance.
  7. Utilise debriefing techniques
  8. Compile training reports
  9. Facilitate good working relationships between the OJT Instructor and the Trainee.


  1. Maintaining prescribed standards.
  2. Provide support throughout the * Dual training programme

*  To provide one on one training operationally between the Trainer and the Trainee in order to become competent in two way radio communications operationally.

It may not always be possible to supply an extended dual training programme due to limited resources, however Companies need to consider the benefits of such a product, especially when it comes to maintaining a safe working environment in combination with two-way radio communications.

For more information on two-way radio training for your discipline, or if you wish to ask a related question about OJTI, please email