Safety Services Company
May 18th 2018
Welcome to Safe Friday, this week we’re going continue to cover the ins and outs of online safety training programs. Whether you’re an experienced professional, or new on the job, today we’re going to offer something for everyone! This week, we’re going cover why you should implement an online safety training program.
Online safety training programs provide long-term solutions and customizable courses designed for your organization’s unique needs.
Furthermore, online safety training systems can help your company manage employee training from start-to-finish, effortlessly streamlining the comprehensive learning process.
This training method will allow organizations to deliver, manage and track engaging online safety training experiences. With online safety training, it has never been easier to assign, administer and document the results of your worker’s training, and it can be done from nearly any location in the world.
Below, we’ll take a look at some of the core benefits provided by online safety training:
Training content, courses, documentation, and company safety records are available to both employees and managers, anytime, anywhere, for ease of access and convenience.
Users get access to numerous training courses for one low annual rate per user. Add the reduction of printing materials, classrooms, travel expensive, and the savings multiply!
Training combines videos, slides, and interactivity with knowledge assessments and field exams. This combination promotes employee engagement, piquing both effectiveness and interest.
If you’ve seen how successfully online safety training has changed the way businesses are training employees these past few years, you probably want to know how your business can get in on the action. Before you can make the jump, however, you’ll want to be sure that transitioning to online safety training is the right move and worth the initial investment. A great place to start in making that sort of decision is getting to understand what benefits come with online safety training, and where you can expect to see cost savings and a return on investment.
This is often considered the most significant benefit of implementing online safety training as your primary training deployment method. Centralized learning means that all aspects of training, its courses, user performance, and development tools are available at any time, from anywhere, from the same online location. Any number of learners or administrators can log in to the system for training, review, or customization at the same time. Centralized learning also means that training is delivered consistently, presenting the same content to all users with zero fluctuation.
Businesses are ever-growing entities, with new procedures, equipment, job titles, and compliance requirements being introduced all the time. The ability to quickly adapt to these changes in training needs is important, and the customization tools offered by online safety training can help achieve that. Businesses can introduce new material and target it for department-specific training at any time without the burden of orchestrating a scheduled face-to-face training program for large numbers of employees.
Progress Tracking and Reporting online safety training provide administrators with consistently-updated results of employees’ training efforts. Using these results, management can identify who engaged in what training, and where improvement is needed. Progress tracking fosters further value in that it can identify employees who have demonstrated advanced proficiency in their position and may be best qualified for promotion, thus maximizing the potential of your current workforce.
Depending on the number of employees in your business, it can require quite a few members of staff to oversee and manage your workplace safety program. Employees with the knowledge and skills to administer training initiatives can most likely be better allocated to other positions where those skills can increase productivity. Online safety training requires far fewer employee hours to micromanage than a traditional training program.
The best online safety training programs have a user interface (UI) that is intuitive and easy to use. There is very little in-person training involved when getting the system up and running and fully integrated into the workplace. The system usability doesn’t change, so as policies and procedures continue to grow, there isn’t any backtracking involved where relearning the interface is concerned.
Online safety training makes introducing new training material very, very simple, and drastically reduces the complications of distribution. Because everything is centrally located, any new course material added, or updates incorporated to existing material is available to all users as soon as it’s added.
When purchasing online safety training from Safety Services Company, businesses not only receive the system itself, but access to hundreds of courses spanning numerous industries across the country. The development of training programs becomes a non-issue, as we either have what you need or will create custom solutions to meet your training needs. There is no need to worry about contracting and hosting a qualified trainer, which can be very costly, every time you need to deploy new training.
Mobile Learning: Most online safety training programs are designed to be accessed from any internet-capable technology, from desktop computers to smartphones. Trainees often respond best to small chunks of learning accessed at brief, convenient intervals, as opposed to traditional classroom training in 60- to 90-minute sessions. This can be achieved through the use of mobile electronic devices, letting employees undergo training during downtime, on their work commute, or at home. Mobile accessibility also eliminates the need to interrupt productivity for training, as employees can choose the most convenient times to complete it without abandoning time-sensitive work activities.
Calculating the Return on Investment (ROI) of online safety training can be tricky, because safety training doesn’t have an immediate reward involved (it’s difficult to measure the effects of a workplace injury on the bottom line when the injury is only hypothetical). Actual numbers will also depend on a variety of factors unique to your business, such as specific needs (why you’re investigating online safety training to begin with), number of employees, type of training and industry (one business may have different compliance requirements than another), and how geographically diverse the business is (i.e. is there more than one location? Is travel often necessary for training?).
Start by looking at how online safety training will offer immediate savings over traditional training methods – savings that are visible as soon as implementation begins:
Fewer costs for training travel and training equipment and facilities, since training is all completed online
More training efficiency, as online safety training allows management customize training to target an individual rather than delivering prepackaged training programs which may include information not pertinent to a given employee
Eliminating unnecessary training systems and equipment because online safety training is hosted online in a central location
Less time spent away from work activities. This means greater productivity and fewer distractions
No more trainer fees or costs to create, store, and deliver training supplies and materials. Cost savings are produced further by the fact that updates, such as those provided by Safety Services Company, are automatic and reflect changes to safety regulations and compliance
Better scheduling efficiency, since employees can access training remotely, rather than attending a formal training class where several employees are away from their jobs at once
Safety Services Company is North America’s leading provider of safety and compliance training products and services. There is no limit to how we can help transform the way you achieve compliance and increase the potency of your workplace safety culture. Learn more about our Learning Management System and other safety-related services here.
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