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.
“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.