occupational health & safety online training guide

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requires industry leaders and employers to work together with the government in developing and enforcing accessibility standards in Ontario, Canada.

Under the AODA, the government creates safety and accessibility standards that all organizations must follow. This includes training workers on the standard. Since remote working is gaining popularity in Canada, online training is one of the best ways of ensuring employees get the training they needs.

This kind of training can also save time and resources. Here’s what you need to know about online safety training.

Understanding the Benefits of Online Employee Training

Training employees is significant to business growth. Since employers are required to train their employees on the company policies and AODA standards, employee training online can make this easier.

If you are considering online training for your employees, you also need to understand the risks of virtual training and how to handle them to ensure the training is a success. While there are a lot of training options, here are some of the benefits of training employees online.

Understanding the Benefits of Online Employee Training

While in-person training promotes physical interaction, it can take up a lot of learning time. This type of training will require employees to travel to the designated learning centre or the office and break for meals. In some cases, they will have to wait before starting the lessons.

This can take up a lot of time. However, with online training, employees can train from where they are and will not have to commute or take breaks during the lessons. Employees also demand a workplace that fits their schedules and lifestyle.

The training will give them the flexibility they need, boost their morale and fit an individual employee’s lifestyle.

Saves the Company Money

Online health and safety training is more cost-effective than in-person training. The trainers can handle a larger audience at the same time and this reduces training fees for the trainer.

Additionally, the employer will not have to incur costs such as accommodation, training rooms, catering, travel, and materials. Employees will be able to access the training via their mobile phone or computer.

Maintains Employee Productivity

Not only does online training eliminates travel time and costs, but it also keeps the employees productive. Employees will not have to have to spend days in an in-person training session and can learn the skills they need in a few hours.

This makes the training flexible and also gives them time to work on other projects. Online training will also allow your employees to retain key information and guides they can access as they go, which also increases employee retention.

Online Training is Scalable

Online health and safety training allow employers to train as many employees as they need and also in as many languages as they require. This type of training is completely scalable regardless of the number of employees.

Once an instructor creates a training module, they can scale it up to roll out to the number of employees in the company. Since some companies have a global workforce, the training module can be built to encourage global training online.

Reduces a Company’s Environmental Impact

Online learning not only saves time and resources but is also better for the environment. Online classes consume less energy and also produce less CO2 emissions per employee when compared to conventional face-to-face training rooms.

If your company is eco-friendly, this type of training will help you contribute more to the environment.

Helps Employees Remain Relevent

Employees and employees are facing a fast workplace revolution. Keeping up with any changes in AODA regulations is also crucial. To ensure all employees get access to the skills and knowledge they need to do their jobs safely and correctly, it is best to consider remote training.

Employers will learn the safety skills they need and remain relevant and imperative for the workplace.

Provides Employees With Access to Reference Materials

Safety and health training is crucial to companies that deal with hazards. This type of training also involves several training materials and information that an employee can need to refer to later.

Online training reduces the need to take notes or have manual reference notes. Since the trainer will digitally share crucial information with the employees, they will have the resources right on their mobile phones or laptops when they need them.

Ensures Training Consistency and Standardization

Online health and safety training allow trainers to create a more defined course. Employees will receive the same training regardless of where they are.

Though in-person training gives an instructor time to be more proactive and create a dynamic learning environment, an instructor may not focus on the same topic or material or provide the same level of care in each of the sessions.

With an online course, employees will get the same information and this ensures consistency.

Provides Timely Feedback

We conducts a post-training survey. This can include knowing how many employees were trained and if they understood the risks they deal with and how to handle those risks safely. Employees may also need feedback from management, especially if they have any concerns.

The training module can allow employees to get real-time feedback. This is because it can be connected online. Management will also get up-to-date analysis on how the employees and performing and keep track of the number of employees who have taken the course.

Online HSE Compliance Courses​

We provide turn-key safety solution consisting of a robust suite of Online Training Courses, and a Learning Management System (LMS) that is desktop & mobile friendly. Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) System to track HSE tasks and measures.

Popular online safety courses

People Health Review

A full assessment and checklist of HR processes, designed to build in best practices
Who is it for?
Owners, CFOs, Senior Managers responsible for HR, HR Managers

Breakfast talk or full-length workshop


45 minutes to 4 hours

HR for Startups

All the info you need to create a strong people culture in your new company, including recruiting and government compliance
Who is it for?
Owners of Start-Up Companies
Workshop, with optional 1:1 coaching sessions
4 – 6 hours

HR for Startups

All the info you need to create a strong people culture in your new company, including recruiting and government compliance
Who is it for?
Owners of Start-Up Companies
Workshop, with optional 1:1 coaching sessions
4 – 6 hours

Get Started With Health and Safety Online Training

If you want to get the best out of online training for your employees, the first step is choosing a training partner that understands your needs and is able to deliver high-quality training. If you need any assistance in occupational health and safety training for your employees, please feel free to contact us and book a free consultation.

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