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Creating E-learning Materials to Manage Risk at the Workplace

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Creating E-learning Materials to Manage Risk at the Workplace

Safety at the workplace is one of the top priorities across all industries. Management can help their workers stay safe, reduce accidents, and stay compliant with the prescribed norms and laws through safety trainings. Safety trainings transform the safety culture in organizations with training solutions including classroom sessions and online trainings. But when it comes to online training, most of us have a question “How to develop e-learning courses to manage risks at the workplace?”

Safety is a very sensitive and crucial topic; which if not taken care of, can lead to huge losses. And so to draw learners in and improve their retention, we integrate real world experiences and case studies, videos, images, and of course, compelling content in online safety courses. In this post I am going to show how we developed a course on managing risk at the workplace. 

Introduction to the Course:

The objective of the course was to make employees aware of injuries associated with manual tasks and help them avoid such risks. The target audience was blue collared personnel. 

Our Client’s Requirement: Our client’s requirement was to track learners’ progress without an LMS as they lacked one.

Our Solution: We received inputs in the form of PowerPoint decks which were explained by the SMEs. Since the content was about safety, we recommended them to help us decide on a few videos, which will help learners understand in a very simple, effective manner. The client provided a few real life videos of safety incidents that occurred at their workplace.

Not to forget the special requirement of tracking the course, our technical specialists and learning design members discussed how to track progress without an LMS. Finally, we developed an external page which was linked to the course using JavaScript. This page was provided a default email address, and received certificates of all learners with their progress.

Once this page was created, we added a screen asking learners for their details and used them for the purpose of certificate generation. Take a look at the Details screen:

Details Screen

After the Details screen, we provided an introduction to the course supported by a small video nugget. The video explained the types of injuries workers are exposed to in the course of their work.

Later, to elaborate the tasks and injuries, we used real images and humanoids to support the content and help learners quickly identify the risks they can avoid. As I discussed earlier, the course also included a process for risk management, which we showed with help of very little onscreen text and video chunks. Take a look at the screen with illustrations:

Screen with illustrations

There are other interesting methods to make the learner feel challenged and enthusiastic about the course, each of them with their own advantages. Hope this blog helps if you are thinking of developing a basic online safety program. Do share your views or get in touch with us for your training requirement.

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