Risk Central is a Premium Supplier of Industrial Online Inductions to High Hazard Industries and other clients who previously spent large amounts of time and money providing inductions to people coming onto their sites.
We are a Premium Supplier which means that our Multimedia Online Inductions are impressive and engaging. Content is concise, practical and easy to understand. It also means that our Online Induction Software is reliable, fully functioned and easy for everyone to use.
In short our Online Inductions are Impressive. Our Inductions give people the Impression that your company takes safety seriously and Impress the management of your organisation.
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Management can have some strong opinions when it comes to online inductions. Some are negative, due to a poor historical experience. Others have no experience but cannot fathom how an online induction would actually work for their site.
Others are highly positive; so positive they would not consider doing inductions any other way.
So why such a diverse range of experiences? Let’s investigate the reasons behind the negative opinions.
Training content can be “text based”, which you read like a book, or can be “multimedia based”, which you watch like a movie. Text based content is considerably cheaper than Multimedia content. This is because writing text is far cheaper than producing a multimedia presentation. The text inductions you write yourself. Multimedia inductions are normally produced by a multimedia developer which takes time and money.
Text based inductions might seem cost effective, however they are not an effective way of communicating important information to workers in high hazard industries. Levels of retention are low and most sites do not consider this an appropriate way of delivering information that they want their workforce to understand and retain. The problem is compounded if the inductions are poorly written.
Reason 1: Most people with a negative opinion of online inductions have experienced a text based induction and/or poor quality content.
If your objective is to make sure people understand the hazards and procedures on site, then multimedia is a much better option. Risk Central also have professional script writers experienced with producing industrial inductions and the assessment questions. This is an extremely valuable service. It ensures the induction focuses on critical issues, is clear, concise and easy to understand.
The software of an online induction system allows: trainees to view and complete training; training records to be tracked and maintained; trainees to be notified of training requirements and so on. If you have ever experienced software that does not work you know how frustrating this can be. Online induction software is no different from any other software, some of it works, some of it doesn’t.
Reason 2: Some Induction Software does not work, is difficult to use, has ongoing problems or has poor service when there is a problem.
The way to avoid the poorly designed software is to do a little bit of homework. Before purchasing a software product talk to people who currently use it and trial a functioning example; this is essential.
Inducting people on to site is expensive, time consuming and disruptive. Taking into account all costs, it is can be in the order of $1,000 or more to induct someone onto a site. Don’t take my word for it, calculate your own costs. We can send you a cost benefit template to make it easy.
Reason 3: Some Sites are not aware of how much time and money a good online induction system will save.
Effective online induction systems can and do, save sites hundreds of thousands of dollars annually and typically have a payback period of 1 to 3 months. Perhaps more importantly they free up Safety Personnel, to engage in other critical safety tasks on site.
Some people do not trust that all information can be adequately learnt or tested online and we agree. It is obvious that some things require face to face training or assessment.
Reason 4: It is not Face to Face training.
If an online induction is used in a high hazard environment, we recommend that it is used in combination with a shorter face to face induction when workers get to site. The face to face induction should be focused on practical knowledge and assessment. The online induction focused on explaining hazards, rules and procedures. This effective combination provides cost and time savings without losing the face to face element.
A high quality online induction can add value to your site by:
A poor quality online induction can do the opposite.
Please do not confuse the two.