FAQs about Short eLearning Courses
What is an eLearning Course?
How do you complete an eLearning course?
Employees are allocated unique login credentials to a learning management system that hosts the health and safety eLearning content. This portal structures the interactive content, facilitating the delegate to complete the learning in a coordinated way.
Is eLearning an acceptable form of health and safety training?
eLearning provides a powerful form of learning that suits many employees learning styles. It is accepted standalone or as a blended learning framework for many health and safety compliance training courses. Fire safety eLearning courses are among the most popular eLearning offerings due to employers’ ability to roll them out across a spanning workplace, with large numbers of employees, at the click of a button. Employers can use courses like this or others such as manual handling eLearning to contribute to meeting their health and safety legislative requirements.
There is nothing in health and safety legislation that states a requirement or a preference for a specific training delivery method. However, some clients, employers, contractors, or associations may outline a need for a particular training scheme and delivery method.
Who needs a health and safety eLearning course?
Workplace health and safety training is a legal requirement. eLearning courses are a valuable tool for employers wishing to meet their legislative responsibility to ensure those they employ are adequately informed, instructed and trained. From operative to senior executive and director level, every employee can benefit from undertaking health and safety compliance eLearning training courses. These courses can help inform employees of their responsibilities and new procedures or raise awareness of the hazards present in the workplace.
Which health and safety eLearning course is right for me?
The type of health and safety eLearning course most appropriate for you depends on your responsibilities and the hazards and level of risk you are exposed to at work.
When considering responsibilities, first aiders within an organisation would benefit from undertaking a first aid eLearning course as part of their initial, requalification or update training. Additionally, DSE users or assessors can obtain crucial information on how to execute a DSE risk assessment by completing the DSE assessor eLearning course. Finally, suppose your employer requires you to assume the responsibility of the fire warden. In that case, the fire warden eLearning course will provide you with clarity on the role and expectations placed on you in the event of a workplace evacuation.
When considering hazards and risks, short courses such as manual handling, fire safety, asbestos legionella or COSHH eLearning courses can be valuable training to raise awareness. Delegates can then gain an insight into how employers control the health and safety risks presented by hazards.
Who provides health and safety eLearning courses?
Health Matters have an extensive portfolio of short awareness level health and safety eLearning courses. These learning interventions are appropriate for all workplaces, except for our specialist collection of healthcare eLearning courses suitable only for those employees working within a healthcare setting. All eLearning courses can be undertaken by employees located anywhere in the world. However, the legislation and best practice detailed within the course’s content is based on that of Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and Ireland.
How long do eLearning courses take?
eLearning course duration varies based on the type of course. For example, delegates can complete short awareness-level courses such as fire safety eLearning in 90 minutes.
How much do eLearning courses cost?
The cost of a health and safety eLearning course is dependent on the type and level of the course. It is important to remember that price is not always indicative of quality. However, with Health Matters, you can be confident that you will be purchasing the highest quality health and safety eLearning courses available on the market.
Why are compliance eLearning courses important?
Compliance eLearning courses are essential as they are often a legal requirement. Organisations that invest in health and safety training for their employees are more likely to meet the requirements of health and safety legislation. They will also help ensure that their employees are adequately informed, enabling them to better safeguard themselves and others from the risks presented by workplace hazards.