Simple benefits of health and safety e-Learning
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The many benefits of opting for an advanced, streamlined solution to help you deliver safety training to your workforce far outweigh any potential monetary costs when it comes to ensuring employee safety.

If you’re yet to make the transition to e-Learning for your H&S requirements, there are many simple reasons why you ought to do it sooner rather than later.

Since its advent at the turn of the millennium, the adoption of health and safety e-Learning in modern workplaces has been on a steady rise. Many of the world’s biggest organisations now depend on e-Learning to deliver training to their employees with 74% saying they utilised a learning management system in a recent survey. The evidence of its popularity doesn’t end there as a further 44% said they wanted to purchase e-Learning tools by the end of 2015 when quizzed in the same survey.

There are many reasons why it’s seen such a rise in popularity over the past 15 years or so. One of the main reasons is that the technology has evolved along with the times, meaning that the solutions you will be able to utilise nowadays are far superior to those of a decade prior. Seamless, engaging e-Learning courses are the order of the day when it comes to delivering suitable training to your employees.

If your employees’ first instinct when they’re told that they have to sit a health and safety training course is to roll their eyes and audibly sigh, it might just be that they aren’t finding enough reason to be engaged. Classroom training undoubtedly has its benefits, but in an environment where distractions are aplenty, you might notice that attention levels waver. With an online learning course, the learner can remain focused on completing their course and retaining the vital information they’re being taught with no distractions.

For even the driest of subjects, e-Learning is an exciting and interesting way of delivering training. Methods such as multiple-choice questions, spot the difference exercises and other similar techniques are some of the ways in which online learning has an edge over traditional teaching techniques. In the digital age where you’re never far from a smartphone, games console or general electronic device, understanding the value of exciting technology is key when it comes to providing diverse and, most importantly, helpful training experiences to your workforce.

You may think that you will have to pay a premium for such a service, but this just isn’t the case. Many businesses are even able to save money when compared to their previous traditional training methods, which is no surprise when you consider the logistics.

With classroom training, you may end up having to send your employee off-site, which could result in them being out of the office for hours or maybe even the whole working day. You may also have to pay quite the premium for a health and safety professional to come to your workplace and that could potentially also leave a dent in your budget. With health and safety e-Learning, you just have to sit your employee down at their desk, ask them to complete a short but effective course and you will end up saving yourself time and money.

However, it’s worth noting that there’s no reason to completely abandon your classroom training if it’s something which has reaped good results for your organisation in the past. In fact, many workplaces opt for a mixture of e-Learning and classroom solutions, resulting in something known as blended learning. It’s proven to be highly successful at creating helpful learning experiences for employees as both techniques compliment each other well. You can find out more about this with our classroom solution.

Investing in e-Learning is one of the quickest, simplest and most effective ways of getting your workforce compliant with their health and safety standards. To find out how Safety Media can help you with our solutions, call us today on +44 (0)1745 535000 or email
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