Looking to lower your workman's comp insurance rates with a little added safety training? Lots of businesses come to Minnesota Comp Advisor with questions as to the effectiveness of online programs versus in-person venues. Quick and inexpensive to implement, these courses are highly attractive to employers and convenient for workers – but are they up to snuff?
Rest assured, for many topics online safety training far outperforms in-house experiences:
• Less distraction, more interaction.
The atmosphere of large groups can prevent many people from learning. The questions of the few are often a distraction for the many and can prevent the intended outcome of the class (education). Add to that the average person’s attention span, and off-topic questions and conversations can become a recipe for disaster.
On the flipside, unanswered questions due to a lack of time or uncooperative instructor may leave key issues unresolved. Here online training excels, providing a streamlined experience with the opportunity to revisit topics or participate in additional interactive exercises later.
• More independence, less hand holding.
Online safety training programs allow supervisors to assign a task, namely participation in an online training exercise, then allow employees to do it without having to sit with them in the classroom.
Not a one-size-fits-all solution
Looking for a few simple solutions to improve safety and lower your workman's comp insurance rates? Minnesota Comp Advisor has you covered. Contact us today.
Though online training programs are great for many topics, it's important to keep in mind that some subjects are better suited for an in-house approach. For safety training in matters like CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration, opt for a hands-on approach instead.