Insight

Why use eLearning for Health and Safety compliance training?

Health and safety is important for all employees in the workplace. While most companies and employees take note of their well-being and safety of their work environment, it is essential for every employee to know how to manage it well to achieve zero accidents. More and more companies are choosing to use eLearning as a channel to train health and safety compliance among their employees.

Traditionally, employees take 1-2 days away from their work to attend health and safety training. This not only requires substantial time away from scheduled work but also requires the trainer(s) to travel to different offices over a period of time to train different groups on the same topic repeatedly. With the repetition of training content over and over, the trainer may even miss out certain components of the training because he/she has done it so many times.

Using eLearning is a cost-effective way allowing you to have consistency in training information, and reach a wider audience within a quicker time frame.

There are a few ways health and safety can be designed for engaging eLearning:

  1. Use a video to gain attention and raise emotional engagement. Other than showing statistics, interviews with people in real situations of risk can tell a story of how proper health and safety management matters to both employees and the company.
  2. Run a diagnostic assessment to determine how much the employee already knows about health and safety in his/her role, and how much more they could learn.
  3. Use challenging but realistic scenario-based questions to portray a situation allowing the employee to determine what he/she will do to prevent, avoid, or minimise risk.
  4. Provide further explanations on ramifications of poor health and safety management by the employee.
  5. Provide a clear and easy-to-follow job aid covering the essentials of your health and safety policy.
  6. Provide printable contact information of health and safety officers who employees may ask questions or log reports to.
  7. Communicate regularly with all employees about the importance of health and safety in the workplace, stories of good health and safety practices, and general reminders of good practices.

Good health and safety management is essential for today’s business with employees being your biggest asset. Is your organisation well-trained and prepared for health and safety issues?

Contact us on 09-5205820 or enquiries@optimism.co.nz if you’d like to talk about how an eLearning module can help your compliance needs.