World day for safety and health at work
Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.3 million deaths per year. 317 million accidents occur on the job annually; many of these resulting in extended absences from work. The human cost of this daily adversity is vast and the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices is estimated at 4% of global Gross Domestic Product each year.
The ILO’s campaign for the World day for safety and health at work is an annual international campaign to promote safe and healthy working environments.
So how can your business improve on site Health and Safety?
Many companies nowadays turn to Online Induction Systems.
Why Online Induction Systems?
Health and safety induction training is crucial in creating a safe working environment for your workforce from day one.
In order to create a safe working environment most companies induct their workforce using traditional face-to-face delivery. However research has shown that face-to-face training opens itself to inconsistent messaging and relies greatly on the tone of the trainer.
Businesses delivering induction training online however have found that the training is far more consistent and efficient. Online Induction Systems harmonise the delivery into consistent and precise information that is easy to absorb and retain for all learners. In addition learners can work through content at their own pace and employee compliance can be easily tracked without a paper trail.
Online tracking ensures learners repeat any necessary content until compliance is achieved, ensuring your worker’s full awareness of health and safety protocols while on site guaranteeing a better safer working environment for all.
How do businesses benefit from having an Induction system?
Organisations using Induction Systems state the benefits of such programmes are:
- Ensures a safe and motivated workforce
- Can save your company more in time, money and staff competency
- Ensure operational efficiency
- New employees become productive sooner
- Creates a positive perception of the organisation while communicating its established culture, values and goals
- Increase the retention of new employees as they are more likely to commit to a longer term
Many organisations still use face to face training to deliver safety values and employee inductions. We explored face to face training in a previous post, see why successful businesses try to avoid face to face training when possible and how getting it wrong can affect your business and workforce.
An Induction System is an effective way of making sure that your employees are properly inducted and compliant.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to one of our team about Online Induction Systems, then give us a call on 01724 376002 or email at [email protected]