5 Advantages of eLearning for Safety and Health training

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Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) Malaysia encourages that all workplaces regularly organize safety trainings for its employees. However, it seems that most companies prioritize other training programs compared to a safety program. This may be due to several factors, maybe they do not have the necessary budget or not willing to commit the time to conduct the training. 

In addition, some organizations assume that because it is required, employees simply need to complete it and do not make an effort to make the safety training engaging. But what if there was a method to not only make the safety training engaging but actually bring the training to the employees. Let us tell you about eLearning and the 5 advantages of eLearning for Health and Safety Training.

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1. eLearning is accessible anywhere

Spending 6 to 7 hours in a class for two days learning about basic Safety and Health is not how most employees want to spend their time. Some of them may have more urgent matters to attend to, while others simply feel confident enough in their knowledge of basic Safety and Health that they simply do not attend.

With eLearning however, the training is accessible anytime and anywhere. For example, employees can take the online safety training while they’re on the way home on the LRT on their phone, or while at home during dinner. This flexibility of where and when they can undergo the training, and at their own pace is the first key advantage of eLearning.

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2. eLearning makes the training more engaging

Segmenting the safety and health training videos into short 5 to 10-minute videos, adding eye catching graphics or gimmicks, gamifying the training, these are all ways that eLearning can make the training more engaging for your employees.

For example, HSEClicks “Intro to Ergonomics” eLearning module comes with course activities that participants will be able to do while going through the lesson. In addition, at the end of each video, there will be a quiz to test the participants understanding of that lesson. These are designed to retain the attention of the participant throughout the lesson, therefore increasing the effectiveness of the safety and health training.

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3. eLearning is cheap

Lack of budget or unwilling to commit precious business hours to conduct the training are certainly common issues why companies prioritize other training programs over safety and health programs. Thanks to eLearning, both these issues can be addressed.

Developing an eLearning course is not as complicated as it might seem, thanks to advanced software. As long as the base material is available, it’s simple as one two three. This makes eLearning modules relatively cheap, the perfect choice for companies with tight budgets that want to fulfill their KPIs.

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4. eLearning is the perfect reinforcement tool

Undeniably, employees will slowly forget what they learnt over a period of time. Therefore, conducting refresher courses are important, however doing it in classrooms can be costly. Companies will have to pay for the accommodations, refreshments and venue, not to mention its very time consuming.

Through eLearning, it’s a simple matter to purchase eLearning micromodules and distribute to the employees as a reinforcement tool at regular intervals without any extra costs. Companies may also schedule based on the requirements of the company.

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5. eLearning allows management to track their employees training

With eLearning, companies can actually track their employees progress in the online safety and health training, and even generate reports. Every time an employee finishes the lesson, the trainer or management will be notified. In addition, certain eLearning systems have a feature where it automatically reminds employees that have begun the course but haven’t completed it to finish the lesson.

One example that comes to mind is HSEClicks eLearning system. By integrating Learning Management System (LMS), trainers and employers are able to track the progress of their participants to detect any gaps they may encounter during the lesson. Because HSEClick doubles as a social platform, trainers can also help guide troubled participants in their lessons.

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