As your workforce returns from the coronavirus closures, it’s a good time to be proactive about your training needs for the remainder of 2020. Proper training ensures that your team will be safe and ready to resume working at peak efficiency. If you haven’t already read it, you may also want to read our guide on How to Prepare Your Office to Reopen.
National Safety Compliance has a variety of training resources that can be tailored precisely to your needs: online courses, booklets, posters, signage and much more.
Here are some of the many ways that employee training helps your business succeed:
- Higher productivity – When employees are well-trained, both the quantity and quality of their work improves.
- Greater job satisfaction – Employees who receive excellent training have higher morale and greater loyalty to your organization.
- Less supervision required – Well-trained workers spend far less time asking their supervisors for instruction and clarification.
- Fewer accidents – Highly trained employees are less likely to experience accidents at work.
- More opportunities for promotion – Well-trained workers are better candidates for promotion and are less likely to leave.
Here are 4 easy steps for jump-starting your employee training efforts:
#1 – Determine Which Training Method Works Best For Your Budget and Schedule
- Online training – This option lets employees learn at their own pace on their own schedule, either at home or on the job site. Explore some of the many online courses we offer on our Online OSHA Training LMS site.
- Employer-led training using a National Safety Compliance training kit – This option lets you train all your employees for one low price. Each kit includes a video, trainer’s manual, PowerPoint presentation, compliance guide, employee quizzes, printable certificates, wallet cards, and more. These kits are available on DVD, USB, or instantly online via our Digital Access offering. Here is an example of our popular forklift training kit.
- On-site instructor – This is the most expensive solution, where an instructor conducts training in-person at your facility.
#2 – Identify Your Industry And The Specialized Training Required
Here are some popular National Safety Compliance training kits for specific industries:
- Construction – Construction Safety Orientation; proper use of heavy equipment such as MEWPs, Forklifts in Construction, and Cranes; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Warehouse and Manufacturing – Industrial Ergonomics Training, Forklift Safety Training and other heavy equipment training
- Healthcare – Healthcare Safety Orientation, Bloodborne Pathogens for Healthcare; Back Safety and Safe Lifting for Healthcare, HIPAA Privacy & Security
- Food Service – Food Service Safety Orientation, Food Safety and Personal Hygeine
- Office – Office Safety Training, Office Ergonomics Training
This is by no means an exhaustive list. If you have a question about the training kits most applicable to your industry, please contact us.
#3 – Schedule Your Training Sessions
Online training is easy to schedule because all the work is done by computer. Employees can study either at home or in one of your offices. This is a popular option for employees currently working from home who are preparing to return to the workplace or on-boarding for a new position.
Employer-led training can take place at your convenience. Make sure to practice safe social distancing when conducting on-site training. It’s a good idea to offer separate 1-hour sessions so employees can retain the material better.
#4 – Verify And File Test Completion Certificates
Most federal and state regulatory organizations require you to keep test results on file for each employee.
According to the Association for Talent Development, companies that offer comprehensive training programs enjoy 218% higher income per employee than companies without formal training programs. These companies also have a 24% higher profit margin than those who spend less on training.
As your company gradually resumes normal operations, now is the perfect time to proactively explore training opportunities for both new and returning employees. Call us today at 877-922-7233, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the chat function to learn more about our productivity-boosting training kits and online training courses.