As you know, occupational safety courses are important and mandatory. The employer is obliged to provide his employees with the necessary training courses. With the development and growing familiarity with e-learning, also the provision of training courses on safety at work have become more flexible.
For so many types of safety courses it is possible to choose the e-learning or smart learning modality: the lessons and tests will be held digitally. Generally, this means that the lessons are provided through recorded courses or video calls or video-conferences and that the tests, which certify attendance and issue the attendance diploma, can be carried out online through special platforms.
But can all courses be taught online?
In general, all courses can be delivered / enjoyed online, with the exception of those modules that are defined as "practical".
In fact, courses on safety such as fire prevention or first aid include - in addition to the theoretical part - a practical part. The practical part requires not only that the instructor demonstrates procedures and interventions in a practical way, but that the pupil has the opportunity to put into practice what he has to learn.
For the practical modules, then, the test to pass the course also consists of the practical demonstration of the procedures that have been learned.
These specific practical modules provide for a face-to-face teaching modality. For all others, you can choose the online mode. This also means that, of the same course, the theoretical modules can be attended online, while for the practical module a meeting will be organized in the workplace, or in another facility.
Choosing the e-learning modality offers numerous advantages when we talk about courses on safety at work.
Online courses make available of the material that can be used at any time, from any location.
Providing online courses offers the company that organizes them the possibility of optimizing costs. As a result, purchasing online training courses is cheaper than purchasing face-to-face training.
The online courses are delivered through platforms that provide study material (PDF, presentations…) and video lessons. All this material remains available to the user for the duration of the course.
Safety courses are not employees' favorites. Offering the opportunity to follow courses online, and therefore at the times you prefer, generally means that the obligation to attend the cros is more willingly accepted by the employee.