5 Reasons To Train Your Employees
Is it worth investing in training your employees?
Here at 3B Training, we believe it definitely is. Still not convinced? Here are five reasons why your employees should attend staff training.
1. A safer working environment
Staff training can only benefit towards increasing occupational health and safety. The more employees who have the knowledge to spot risks or hazards, the safer your workplace will be. All of 3B Training’s courses contribute towards teaching you how to follow health and safety practices or use equipment correctly. 3B provides several introductions to health and safety for employees (depending on their industry). For general health and safety; the IOSH Working Safely would be an ideal starting point. If you work in the construction industry the CITB Health and Safety Awareness course is the usual first step into working on site. You will also be able to apply for a CSCS Labourers Card on completion.
2. Team morale and job satisfaction
The more valued an employee feels the more they are willing to give back. If you are seen to be investing in their development it can only be an incentive to make them stay with you for longer. Many of the staff training courses can be very interactive and involve working with your peers in a range of activities. Courses like the SMSTS and IOSH Managing Safely involve projects with group members which can contribute to the employee’s team building skills. Courses are delivered specifically for one company as an in-house course. It is a great way to get the workforce working together. It’s a chance to interact with each other where otherwise they might not.
3. Peace of mind
The constant need to keep an eye on employees who are not competent in health and safety can be significantly reduced if they are trained correctly. Giving an employee the capabilities to work independently will benefit them in their progression and could free up a supervisor’s time. The correct training will help reduce the number of workplace injuries and other escalated issues because they are working to up to date health and safety legislation. The reduction in any of those related issues will only make your life easier for an employer.
When you increase your worker’s skill set you are opening many doors for them to progress in their career. If a place in a higher role becomes available that position could be filled internally by a trusted employee rather than looking elsewhere and going through a lengthy recruitment process.
They will be able to take on new responsibilities competently and efficiently, in terms of the construction industry, this could also help to close the construction skills gap.
5. Following the law
In a number of occupations, it is the law to have a certain level of qualification to conduct certain tasks. For example to get on a construction site you need to hold the relevant level of CSCS card for your job role; to find out which CSCS card is relevant to you click here.
Although a lot of training courses are not a legal requirement it is advised to follow the approved best practice to reduce any future implications. Having your employees trained in Face-Fit, First Aid, Fire Warden or Asbestos Awareness will help reduce any future complications.
You also need to make sure that you are maintaining your worker’s credentials and keeping track of certificate expiry dates. Tickets such as IPAF, PASMA and CSCS Cards need to be renewed when they expire. 3B Training provides shorter and cheaper refresher courses which will save the amount of time the employee is out of work. They also keep them up to date with any new rules that have been introduced. The SMSTS Refresher, SSSTS Refresher and First Aid Re-qualification are all provided by 3B Training nationwide.
Need advice on staff training?
Are you are unsure about what training you or your workforce need to attend? Our helpful training advisors will be able to point you in the right direction. 3B Training has centres in Wigan, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Hull, Durham and Watford; contact one of our centres here.
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