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The importance of industry recognised accredited training
27 August 2013
There’s been a lot of commentary recently about the emergence of online training for evacuation chairs and its appropriateness of purpose. While debate is always welcome, there is one important element that should not be overlooked when looking at any training course, argues David Della-Savina of Evacusafe. Is it independently accredited?
Online training is now commonplace and has become a vital tool for organisations of any size and a recognised method of instructing employees on a vast range of topics, from commercial practices to health and safety issues. Who would have thought a few years ago you could take an online DSE Assessment, a Manual Handling course or even Fire Safety course, but it is now accepted as a cost effective method for training staff.
- The achievement of excellence via competence reduces the likelihood of risk
- Training participants, employers and members of the public have greater confidence in an institution and course which have been accredited against international standards of quality.
- In achieving recognition by the accrediting body, the training provider is committed to self-examination and external review. It not only looks at meeting standards, but how to improve the quality of training provided on a continuous basis.
- No quality standards by which the provider is being operated to.
- Uninsured instructors carrying out training with no safe guard if anything went wrong.
- May offer to carry out multiple sessions in a day or pad out the course to justify their costs. The quality of the training/testing and indeed the topics covered and information given could be very questionable.
- They cannot give you competence based certificate i.e. they are not the equipment manufacturer.