The United States Bureau of Statistics has recorded the following industries as having abnormally high numbers of fatal work injuries:
Transportation and warehousing
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
Leisure and hospitality
As such, if your business has the potential for hazards or is a part of the mentioned industries, you can assume that you also have the potential for being considered high consequence.
According to the Health and Safety at Work Regulations 2016, any business that is part of the following industries is considered high risk:
Forestry and logging
Food product manufacturing
More generally, your business is “high risk” if there is an increased chance of serious harm and death from the type of work done.
Every industry has its laws and regulations. Financial services are subject to regulators on the hunt for nefarious business practices, while energy suppliers are watched by government regulators to ensure environmental compliance.
However, every time you step over a border or even over a state line, your business is now beholden to a different set of laws, standards and expectations.
For example, both Australia and the United States have federal laws as well as state laws. Australia has Worksafe Australia, but also individual state-level Worksafe branches as well. New Zealand, on the other hand, only has the one: Worksafe NZ. But even in these cases, different regional governments may have different expectations.
The combination of simulated and scenario-based eLearning allows trainers to quickly and effectively disseminate any training required to ensure improved onboarding, professional development, and compliance with adjustments to legislation.
Losing staff can affect the quality and ability to remain compliant. eLearning minimizes these dangers by helping to retain staff members by providing them with much-desired professional
eLearning gives trainers the opportunity to standardize their training, ensuring that everybody has a minimum level of skill, and provide instant, direct and actionable feedback. This allows trainees to learn the material faster and avoids generic feedback.
As technology and knowledge
Businesses in medical device
This requires personnel to be regularly
Every part of an aircraft and every person in any aviation team is held to extremely high licensing and regulatory standards.
The sheer volume of these standards and laws, as well as the rigor to which people and parts are held to in being compliant, requires staff members to have an enormous body of knowledge - not an easy thing to achieve across a new, large and/or untrained team.
Health care practitioners and workers are regularly exposed to harmful chemicals, diseases and injuries, many of which have incredibly high consequences should they not be dealt with effectively and quickly.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to train people to respond to these scenarios. Emotions play a significant part in the response to a needlestick or a chemical spill, for example, and it is difficult to find a way to express the calmness required through theory alone.
Logistics as an industry is home to a lot of hazards: dangerous chemicals, dangerous machines, falls, slips, electrical problems, fuel spills; all of which require immediate and effective attention.
Similar to health care, training in dealing with these hazards cannot effectively be done purely in theory. In addition, the subsector of logistics you are in (land, air, or marine) will have its own unique risks that generic training won’t be able to cover easily.
A lack of training can result in short-term injury (such as poor adherence to safety procedures) or long-tail compliance issues (such as building defects).
Without the opportunity to immediately correct and learn from a mistake, the bar for construction needs to be extremely high: a misplaced nail, bolt, joist or simply an ill-thought-out design could result in serious danger and damage. What’s more, many building sites are unique, making a general training regimen difficult to apply effectively.
Franchisors provide the entire framework for a franchisee to work around, bringing with it methodologies and rules that must be adhered to at risk of failing to comply with the franchisors expectations and standards.
There needs to be thorough consistency across the entire staff base, something that could be difficult to train when there could be any number of trainers over the course of the business’ lifetime.
Changes in the way that power is distributed and alternative forms of power and the general switchover to more environmentally friendly power solutions has resulted in a large number of staff members having an out of date skillset.
This requires people to be upskilled rapidly in order to remain compliant and ensure safety for the provider’s clients: failure here isn’t just damage to their own business, but to every business that relies on them for electricity and water.