Adapt training for the new normalLisa Thibault
COVID-19 has disrupted manufacturers and food processors on a massive scale. One of the ways many companies have been impacted is in the delivery of required safety and compliance education for employees.
Businesses can’t afford to put health and safety training on hold indefinitely. Learning and development is more than a nice-to-have. For many organizations, it is mandatory for safety committee members and essential for many other workers in high-risk roles or environments.
Additionally, COVID-19 has created a need for expanded training. From health screening and sick time to scheduling changes, physical distancing, barriers, and PPE, changes in the work environment have created new training requirements for employees, supervisors, and operators.
Digital solutions increase flexibility for companies to ensure business continuity through education and training.
Digital education is expanding learning opportunities for front-line employees.
Manufacturers need to adapt training programs to embrace virtual, instructor-led learning and self-guided online learning. This not only keeps instructors and learners safe during the pandemic, but it also provides advantages over traditional classroom learning.
Virtual classrooms are accessible for companies with multiple or remote locations while supporting connections for employees working from home or who are unable to get together at work due to COVID-19 restrictions. Online learning can make health and safety training convenient and flexible for employees any time of day and from anywhere, with more choice for specialty training to meet the needs of a diverse staff Virtual and online learning can be more affordable, eliminating the costs of classroom space and travel.