According to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), safety training programs should be implemented across companies to reduce the injuries and deaths at workplace. Today, organizations consider safety training to be the most important parameter to prevent risks and accidents at workplace. Using eLearning, you can deliver highly effective safety training, in quick time, at low cost.
Here are a few benefits of using eLearning to deliver safety training.
E-learning courses can be accessed anywhere, anytime. They are convenient means to train a large team, spread across the world. Online courses can be accessed even while travelling or during ‘lean time’. E-learning also caters to those who cannot attend classroom training sessions due to various reasons. It provides quality training and saves time and money. This, in turn, results in good productivity.
You can include icebreakers, scenarios, short videos, case studies, games, etc. in eLearning courses. These go a long way in motivating your people to take your digital courses. Real-time demonstrations and videos motivate and engage learners because they can get a `first-hand feel’ on the safety operations.
E-learning courses, which meet learning standards and specifications, provide training of consistent quality. In classroom training, there are different trainers (worldwide) handling same topic. So, the learning may not be consistently delivered. But, through eLearning, all employees get the same message because online courses are trainer independent. Furthermore, they can re-visit the topics in the eLearning course, whenever they want.
4. Cost effective
E-learning is very cost effective and saves a lot of time. We can reduce the expenditure and time involved in travelling, no cost of trainers and facilities, logistics such as organizing of training venue, hotel accommodation for employees, etc. Additionally, the cost of printing material for all employees is avoided.
5. Interactive and hands-on
We can use of a wide variety of media such as images, videos, audio, and so on in eLearning courses. These help engage learners effectively and reinforce the learning. This results in better comprehension and retention of the learning content.
6. Easy to update
Online courses can be updated easily. But, in many organizations, if the training material needs to be updated, it has to be reprinted. This may be very expensive and requires a lot of effort. With eLearning, this problem can be eliminated because content can be updated and published in quick time. The updated course can then be uploaded onto the LMS and the employees can be informed of the same through e-mail.
7. Simple to track
E-learning lets the employees know how much they learned and where they are in the course. It enables organizations to track the course completion status and scores. This plays an important role in evaluating and improvising their training programs.
These are a few benefits of using eLearning to impart safety training. Hope this blog is informative. How do you use the online training medium? We’d love to hear your experiences.