eLearning has risen in popularity, with 90% of organisations using a form of eLearning for their employee training. Health and Safety eLearning is a monitored and standardised method of ensuring consistent knowledge and practices across companies.
All organisations have a statutory obligation to train and educate their employees on workplace health and safety in the UK. Doing so is intended to guarantee that everyone can work safely and has the knowledge needed to recognise common hazards in their place of work.
While providing training isn’t optional, organisations can choose how they deliver training to their employees. Training days have traditionally been the most popular choice, but as our growing list of clients proves, this is no longer the case, with many organisations now choosing our high-quality online health and safety courses.
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Benefits of health and safety eLearning
The popularity of eLearning courses can be attributed to the numerous benefits of deploying health and safety courses through an online platform.
Training can be rolled out on demand
One of the most obvious benefits of eLearning is that it can be rolled out on-demand to employees, anywhere, at any time due to its online nature. From retraining to ensuring that any new hires are fully trained on relevant health and safety issues, eLearning allows organisations to take full control of when they choose to deploy the training to their employees.
Health and Safety eLearning courses can be completed at the employee’s convenience
Unlike traditional training days, eLearning allows individuals to complete courses as and when they choose to do so. By removing the need for training to be completed at a set time and place, you can increase employee uptake of the training, as a busy schedule or unavailability on a set date no longer become an issue. Instead, employees can complete the training from the comfort of their workstation at a time of their choosing.
eLearning training is often more engaging
Engagement is crucial for health and safety training because it helps to create long-term behaviour change within an organisation. Here at Praxis42, our expert team has worked hard to create a diverse range of eLearning courses, earning us our reputation for delivering high-quality online training. To ensure that everyone who completes a Praxis42 health and safety course has engaged with the information provided, each course concludes with an assessment as the final step, testing individuals on their new knowledge.
It takes the hassle out of your record-keeping
Spotless recording keeping is crucial for any business. Should you ever be audited, you will likely need to provide evidence that all your employees are trained in the relevant areas of health and safety and prove that everyone’s training is still valid and in date.
eLearning courses are the most convenient form of health and safety training in terms of record-keeping, as they allow you to easily track your employees’ progress. At Praxis42, this is achieved through our Risk Management platform SHINE which records all of the training that your employees have completed and also enables you to use live dashboards to view compliance across your organisation.
When can you use health and safety eLearning training?
Thanks to the accessible and flexible nature of eLearning training courses, there are a variety of circumstances where you can use and implement it, including:
- New employees starting the company
- Refresh knowledge of existing employees
- If regulations and laws update
- After an issue or accident
As an employer, eLearning training is a great way to monitor employee progress and acknowledge any individual weakness regarding training.
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