Safety courses are extremely important because these classes will provide you with the knowledge you require to remain safe. These courses are beneficial to all industries because they will teach workers how to work safely. By teaching them how to use their equipment within their limitations, to react during specific situations and know what to do if they come across a dangerous or problematic situation. Safety courses will provide skills for the workers to work safely, increase the workers confidence, reduce incidents, and provide peace of mind to the worker, and co-worker. The benefit of trained workers can be measured by a decrease in incidents, work completed efficiently and a better work environment, so it is worth investing in such courses.
Not every course is the same, and you will come across awareness courses and complete courses, and it’s natural to wonder which is best. Awareness courses are great, but they are shorter when compared to full courses, which provide employees with more thorough classes. Complete safety courses will provide in-depth information to employees and normally complimented with a skill assessment. This will provide the worker with all of the necessary training, whereas awareness courses will provide basic classes and will not go into as much detail. This means employees will simply be aware of some information and may not have a real understanding of the material that should be presented.
It’s true that even the minimal amount of awareness training can help but only to a certain degree as these courses are limited, so employees may not get all of the information they need. This is because awareness safety courses are much shorter than full training courses, so it’s very hard to present all of the necessary material in just twenty minutes or less. And while most people would prefer a shorter class, the reality is that you would not be properly trained, which would compromise safety. Awareness courses are better for those individuals who need a refresher in safety training or for those who need a general synopsis of a topic and should not be taken by those who are starting fresh.
Complete safety course do take longer, they go more in-depth with the material thought, so the Employees are better equipped to recognize hazards, mitigated hazards, what to do in case of an unsuspected event, and why they should not take shortcuts. A complete course will also include a skill assessment for the theory.
Saga Universal Training provides high-quality training courses that meet Canadian Legislation, so you can rely on our team if you are looking to create a safer environment. We educate learners so you can have peace of mind knowing your team will be safe as this type of training is our priority. If you would like more information or are interested in enrolling in a course, contact us today!