Health and safety
From designing bespoke courses to delivering training, we've got the expertise to help you put health and safety first.
As a leading education and training provider in the health and safety sector, we’ve helped thousands of members of staff to understand the latest rules and regulations.
We transformed a course accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, for example, designed to help managers and supervisors get to grips with their health and safety responsibilities.
By blending interactive e-learning modules, face-to-face sessions and virtual reality elements, we made the course more engaging, helping learners to become compliant with health and safety policies and legal requirements.
Our methodology helped to cut 26% off the cost of the average course and lower out-of-office training time by an average of three days, minimising the disturbance to employees’ working routine.
Part of a course we developed with Transport for London, meanwhile, was aimed at boosting employees’ awareness of health and safety on the entire London Underground system.
Following a rigorous design process, we produced an online course featuring recorded lectures, 3D video experiences and site visits, with quizzes, reflective questions and drag-and-drop activities to test learning.
Health and safety challenges
It’s thanks to our experience in health and safety that we’re uniquely placed to offer innovative solutions to some of the key challenges faced by the sector.
- With health and safety regulations constantly changing and evolving, it can be difficult – and expensive – to ensure workers receive regular retraining to keep up with the latest legislation.
- Health and safety rules such as the revised Construction (Design and Management) Regulations can reverberate through several different sectors, meaning affected businesses have had to increase spend on training and education to ensure employees are compliant.
- Following the introduction of the 2016 Sentencing Council guidelines, companies have faced larger fines for breaches of the rules. This has increased pressure on firms to train staff correctly and minimise the risk of accidents.
- Training for safety-critical tasks which must be carried out in dangerous environments can also be challenging. Giving workers the chance to get to grips with tasks in carefully controlled situations so that they can develop new skills and techniques can be one of the most vital aspects of health and safety training – not only for the employee, but also for their colleagues and the business itself.
With such high stakes and so many different elements to consider, it’s crucial to leave nothing to chance when it comes to health and safety training.
That’s why bringing in a dedicated partner to oversee the entire training cycle can really pay dividends, helping to reduce absenteeism, improve morale and – most importantly – keep workers safe.
As part of Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, we’re passionate about helping public and private-sector clients in all kinds of industries to train better.
From the design of bespoke courses and delivery of the training itself to developing existing projects and measuring all learner outcomes, we’ve built up a proven track record in getting results right across the board.
We specialise in transforming training practices through digital innovations and the latest educational techniques, drawing on technology such as virtual reality to bring learning to life.