Find out how online training can help you manage compliance training and reduce costs
Safety in the workplace is critical to the success of any business no matter what size it is. Knowing and understanding the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) laws will help you avoid the unnecessary costs and damage to your business caused by workplace injury and illness. Even if you don’t have any employees, you must ensure that your business doesn’t create health and safety problems for your customers and the general public.
Under most OH&S legislation you are obliged to provide:
1. Safe premises
2. Safe machinery and materials
3. Safe systems of work
4. Information, instruction, training and supervision
5. A suitable working environment and facilities.
Satisfy regulatory requirements
More recently it is compliance training that’s moved online for many reasons, one of the most compelling being the ability to maintain an accurate record of employee training progress and results.
Compliance training is important to educate employees about regulations, legal obligations and general company standards. These courses are intended to reduce the risk of legal issues resulting from wrong-doing by an employee.
Evidence that your trainees have completed this training is often imperative to maintaining a defense against legal action and it can ensure that legal responsibility sits squarely on the shoulders of your employee, not the company.
The cost effective solution
With today’s economy in a mild ‘state of flux’, classroom-based (or face-to-face) training is not always the most cost-effective or feasible way for many companies to deliver their messages.
A well designed online training program delivers the same results, if not better, for a fraction of the cost. Not to mention all of the work hours saved on marking assessments, because an online system does this for you.
A good percentage of Litmos customers use our system to deliver compliance training which can be anything from sexual harassment prevention to how to safely lift a box, in the office or on a construction site.
This type of required training does not have to be synonymous with the word ‘boring’ either. Online training courses can always be made more exciting by incorporating varied media like videos, Flash, interactive content, audio, surveys and assessments.
There is a wealth of information on our blog to help you design interesting courses, create engaging training videos and interactive modules that won’t put your trainees to sleep.