Companies are duty bound to make sure their employees have a safe environment to work in. Everyone has the right to a workplace where risks and hazards are managed effectively. A big part of this involves training staff. If workers aren’t aware of hazards and potential dangers then a culture of good safety will fail to take hold.
Every worker is exposed to some degree of risk, even if they work in an office. Sitting typing at a computer all day can lead to health problems through bad practice and unsuitable equipment. Then there are workers on building sites and engineering projects, oil rig workers or warehouse staff. The potential dangers here are obvious.
There’s a lot to get through with health and safety training and workforces are increasingly dispersed. It can be a real challenge to reach all staff with the training that they need to do their job safety, which is why health and safety e-learning is becoming increasingly popular.
Safety training tends to be factual and straightforward, lending itself well to this type of delivery. Online health and safety training gets the message across quickly no matter where staff are based. There’s no compromise in terms of quality or effectiveness, just an efficient and effective solution that gets the message across.
Online health and safety training covers the whole spectrum of workplace hazards from the basics like DSE, fire and manual handling through to more complex principles like managing safety effectively.
Health and safety e-learning helps organisations work around the fact that employees are time poor and increasingly difficult to round up for traditional classroom training.
Safety messages are important. E-learning means reaching employees with the information that they need faster and more effectively than other training formats. Perhaps it’s time to review the current training programme and introduce an online element?