The automobile industry plays a key role in the economy of the United States. According to a report the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), this industry provides employment to more than 7 million Americans.
This vital sector of the nation’s economy is regulated by various laws, and it is essential that automobile companies deliver good training on applicable statutes and regulatory norms to their workforce to avoid huge penalties and damage to their reputation.
But, what does it take to impart good compliance training to the staff of automobile companies?
For years, manufacturing companies have been training their people in classrooms and/or workshops. Though this form of training is highly effective, in recent times, many manufacturing companies have been adopting e-learning methodologies to deliver compliance training. Let us see why.
- Compliance training programs need to be conducted periodically. Online courses, once developed, can be used as many times as required. This makes the e-learning medium highly cost-effective.
- Online courses can be updated quickly to reflect the changes in laws and regulatory norms.
- E-learning courses can be translated quickly and easily. This helps deliver compliance training to workforces of multinational auto companies.
- Learning Management Systems (LMSs) can be used to generate reports on training programs which can be used to prove that compliance training programs have been conducted. These reports can be filed with the regulatory authorities electronically, in a hassle-free manner.
We will now examine how e-learning can be used to deliver effective training on various compliance aspects.
The employees of automobile companies work with a variety of machines and substances. Companies are mandated by law to train these people on safety aspects, and failing to do so could lead to serious consequences. E-learning can be used to deliver excellent safety training to the people of the automobile industry, in an interesting manner, at low cost. For instance, a gamified online course can be utilized to educate workers on the safety regulations pertaining to the execution of automated adhesive processes in automobile manufacture, in a fun-filled manner.
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
It is very important for automobile companies to follow GMP as non-compliance could result in the manufacture of defective products. This can have serious implications such as vehicle recall, payment of hefty fines and so on. Organizations can ensure adherence to GMP by equipping their staff with the needed knowledge about these practices, and e-learning can be used for this purpose. For example, online courses containing scenarios can be used very effectively to educate the workforce about the consequences of violation of articles 4.2, 7.1, and 7.2 of the Motor Vehicles Directive (MVD), which cover all risks relating to construction and functioning of motor vehicles.
Other compliance issues
Companies also need to train their staff members on various other aspects such as workplace harassment prevention, anti-bribery stipulations etc. E-learning can be used to deliver highly effective training on these aspects. For instance, an online course containing videos can be very useful to deliver excellent training on sexual harassment prevention at work.
E-learning can be used to deliver good compliance training to the automotive workforce in a cost-effective manner. It helps educate staff members of vehicle manufactures on safety norms and GMPs. The online medium can be used to provide effective training on workplace harassment prevention, anti-bribery laws and other applicable statutes. Indeed, e-learning goes a long way in providing excellent compliance training to the people of automobile companies. What do you think?