E-learning cuts training time in half, says Capital Safety

Capital Safety says its e-learning courses can cut time away from work and the cost of training
Capital Safety says its e-learning courses can cut time away from work and the cost of training
Capital Safety says its e-learning courses can cut time away from work and the cost of training
Capital Safety says its e-learning courses can cut time away from work and the cost of training

Capital Safety’s training services operation, TAG, has introduced an e-learning option that it says can halve the time and cost of an introductory working at height training course.

Three of the company’s introductory courses – HS1, Roof Worker and Basic Climber – are now available via an e-learning platform which can reduce a full day of on-site training to half a day, shortening time away from a job and potentially cutting down travel and accommodation costs.

Tracey Pilkington, training centre manager for Capital Safety Training and Services, said: “Certain courses will always need face-to-face practical training, but the theory element of the three courses we have chosen can be effectively delivered through e-learning. This means that two six-person practical sessions can be delivered in the same amount of face-to-face time that one course combining theory and practical would normally require. This allows us to offer customers a 50% saving on the second practical course and reduces travel cost and time away from the workplace. This is what we call a greener approach to training.”

Ms. Pilkington continued: “Experience has shown that e-learning focuses the mind more closely as the training is effectively being delivered one-to-one, meaning that the trainee’s concentration levels are higher and the information is more easily absorbed.

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“From an administrative point of view, an integral Learning Management System means that the customer’s health and safety manager can see the complete suite of e-learning modules and verify who has attended them.”

Capital Safety also offers a suite of introductory health and safety e-learning modules which allow customers to ensure the provision of on-going health and safety training, including CPD, and refresher training without the need to send employees on external courses. It also plans to introduce further training modules to its e-learning platform and details of available courses can be found on www.capitalsafety-training.co.uk.

To download Capital Safety’s full e-learning flyer, click here.