The inclusive online training common for everyone promotes occupational safety. We have about 20 years of experience in digital personnel training and the same objective as our customers – zero accidents at work.

When a cus­tomer brings up the subject of occu­pa­tional safety training, the first ques­tions are often related to industry- or company-spe­cific pri­or­ities. To chal­lenges and oppor­tun­ities that are being focused on in the company. To risks that might be related to indi­vidual pro­cesses, but which are also essential for the entire business.

Often, the starting point is that huge resources have been sac­ri­ficed on the company’s safety training, but the results are poor or uncertain. Each induction is a burden for the super­visors: training materials and imple­ment­ation methods vary. In the worst case, the general occu­pa­tional safety level is impaired, com­petence is not assured and even grave occu­pa­tional acci­dents become pos­sible. This in turn leads to an even greater need for training, per­petual insuf­fi­ciency of resources and inad­equate quality of training.

On this fig­ur­ative treadmill, the idea of a unified, motiv­ating, and prac­tical occu­pa­tional safety training for everyone seems nothing but perfect. Unified content and proven training for an unlimited number of people, any­where, anytime.

Occu­pa­tional safety has been among the key sub­jects of Apprix per­sonnel training courses ever since 2001. Along hun­dreds of safety training courses, we have accu­mu­lated inform­ation on changing pro­cedures, dif­ferent fields and work sites in relation to, for example, official guidelines, quality standards, and legis­lative provisions.

What are the first steps when planning a functional occupational safety training course?

1. What are the con­crete and meas­urable objectives?

Mere per­sonnel training is not suf­fi­cient as the objective of occu­pa­tional safety training. How will training con­tribute to the zero accident objective in the trainee’s everyday work? What safety aspects are sig­ni­ficant, how to strengthen both indi­vidual respons­ib­ility and the company’s common agenda at the same time? At Apprix, we ensure learning and under­standing by using case examples to sim­ulate real life situ­ations at work. Familiar oper­ating envir­on­ments and daily work situ­ations attract the trainees’ attention and motivate them to inter­n­alise safety aspects. And when the objective is to improve the trainee’s under­standing and prac­tical skills, achievement of the goals can be measured.

2. For whom the training is intended?

Target group awareness ensures that the message is delivered as effi­ciently as pos­sible. At Apprix, we value ped­agogy, since in safety matters, under­standing is for the benefit of both the indi­vidual and organ­isation. Because of this, Apprix Builder® training courses address the user on a per­sonal level. We pay attention to dif­ferent learners at work sites or offices. For example, in case of mul­ti­lingual staff, visu­ality and digital per­ception tools are the Alpha and Omega of com­pre­hension. If necessary, we create training courses in dif­ferent lan­guage ver­sions and include addi­tional tasks based on dif­ferent jobs, for example.

3. How does training promote interaction?

Good training is inclusive and gathers feedback. This allows col­lection of huge amounts of data from the par­ti­cipants and effi­cient mapping of indi­vidual occu­pa­tional safety obser­va­tions or near misses important from the view­point of devel­opment work, for example. On the other hand, the focus of stat­istics is on ensuring learning and meas­uring of the results. With the help of integ­ra­tions, it is made sure that the per­formance records of Builder training courses can be reviewed up-to-date in the HR system, for example, and inform­ation on training passed can be input to systems related to access control or con­taining con­fid­ential inform­ation. This way, a single piece of inform­ation can be utilised in several critical systems of an organ­isation without com­prom­ising data security.

Efficient occupational safety training – thousands of ways, a single objective

There are lim­itless pos­sib­il­ities for imple­ment­ation: The pro­gress of planning depends on the target group and objectives, field of activity, the company’s value base and oper­ation culture, the integ­ra­tions and func­tions desired, standards, and legal aspects.

Cover your partners as well: Safety training can also be shared with the company’s co-oper­ation partners – for example, cleaning or real estate main­tenance staff who should follow common instruc­tions for optimal safety.

In addition to the tips provided, I would con­sider the fol­lowing objective as a common factor: ZERO ACCI­DENTS AT WORK. It is a strong message to both the company’s per­sonnel and out­siders: We care about people here.

Author

Mikko Eskelinen

Man­aging Partner

Apprix Oy

Tel. +358 40 078 7738

mikko.eskelinen (a) apprix​.fi

 

Did you know?

If inform­ation about occu­pa­tional safety is provided in the form of an online training course, you can choose the time and place you prefer. Thus, digit­al­isation is part of user-friend­liness, just as Builder’s other aids: inter­action, motiv­ation, and ped­ago­gically designed structure.

In other words, the oper­ation method we have adopted, which is aimed at under­standing and intern­al­iz­ation of know­ledge through practice, with intel­li­gible tools and meas­urable results.

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