Why SafetyWallet Health and Safety E-Learning training will help Health and Safety Compliance

Overview

SafetyWallet has thousands of members in South Africa and serves as a focal point for both supporting and assisting organizations in the achievement of Health and Safety compliance with services spread over a diverse range of industries.

Organizations that join SafetyWallet, and subsequently become members, have SafetyWallet’s support every step of the way with the aim of aiding industries and commerce in the creation of safer and healthier working environments.

Members are both supported and rewarded in four distinctive components of Health and Safety in both industry and commerce:

  • Health and Safety Training
  • Health and Safety Programmes
  • Health and Safety Compliance Grading Audits, and
  • Member Advertising.

When focussing specifically on the provision of training, SafetyWallet, in partnership with MAKROSAFE, provides its members with the highest quality of health and safety training.

The training which is provided is aligned with the unit standards and the curriculum of SAQA and accredit as well as endorsed with DoEL, HWSeta, and SAIOSH.

The support that members can expect from a SafetyWallet support manager in training includes, but is not limited to:

  • An analysis of training requirements.
  • Dedicated Skills Development Facilitator, or SDF.
  • Annual Workplace Skills Plan, or WSP.
  • Skills Development Levy, or SDL, Requirements, and more.

 

Support in Training

In addition, the SafetyWallet platform offers the following training solutions:

  • E-Learning which consists of unlimited E-Learning training with over 41 training courses, of which 36 are dedicated specifically towards Health and Safety with the benefit that E-Learning courses are free of charge to members.
  • Accredited E-Learning which consists of E-Learning and Assessment on all E-Learning Accredited Training and Learnerships, and more.

Why will the Health and Safety E-Learning training which SafetyWallet provides aid in Health and Safety Compliance?

Health and Safety compliance affects all organisations and it is applicable to each employee within each organisation. It is an employee welfare issue as well as a legal requirement which has implications for a business’ performance and productivity.

The norm associated with Health and Safety Training

The purpose of training when considering it as a practical and mandated process is ensuring that Health and Safety training sparks awareness, prevents accidents, and meets legal requirements.

There are organisations, such as SafetyWallet, which offers help in the creation of a training programme, and further offers support to the Health and Safety department in organisations in implementing and maintaining programmes.

Often compliance training may become ineffective and minimally adequate that raises the question of how effective trading can be provided without reminding employees about their obligations but instead instils a culture of Health and Safety applied to everyday work life.

Making training a process

One of the issues concerning Health and Safety training is that it is often simply reactive and involves the process where legislation is handed down, a training event organised, and employees are made aware of the changes and informed of their responsibilities.

When approaching training in this manner, it often proves to be ineffective and therefore compliance cannot always be ensured.

To become effective, training must be a continuous process and not a once-off event that occurs after an incident has occurred, or only when there are changes in legislation.

Training needs to be a part of a Health and Safety Programme, such as provided by SafetyWallet which not only aids organizations, but rewards members generously, thus inspiring for training to become a process instead of a chore.

When considering that learners have access to a world of information when and where they needed, this advantage must be harnessed and utilized as a way of providing consistent and effective training by making use of SafetyWallet’s E-Learning courses.

Increased access

The effectiveness of training depends on the access provided to it and to ensure this, training needs to go beyond that which is provided in the classroom.

This can easily be done through SafetyWallet and its adequate provision of Health and Safety E-Learning courses as learners can have access to such information as and when they need it as part of their normal working practice.

By harnessing the power of technology, employers can use it to raise awareness