One of the requirements of most ISO certifications is to include staff in the running of the management system. This is particularly important in ISO 45001. The standard states that all staff must be involved in the occupational Health and Safety management system, and also consulted about it.
Get everyone involved
One of the easiest ways to get everyone involved in occupational health and safety is to provide them with simple to understand, short training courses. You can include area specific information by making short courses targeted at specific staff.
You could appoint managers of specific areas of your organisation to write short courses for their staff. Learners are more likely to relate to and remember training that includes recognisable areas and processes within their own work environment.
e-learning is an effective method of ensuring that all your staff know everything they need to about your organisation’s Occupational health and safety management system. You can set up a simple LMS to organise your staff training, and this will allow you to keep records of which staff members have completed your training courses.
When designing learning for your staff there are a few things you can do to help them remember and apply what they have learned.
- Where possible make it specific to your organisation, their area of work, and to what they do. People relate better to things they are familiar with.
- Avoid all text presentations, include images and diagrams and colour as much as you can.
- Keep lessons short and to the point.
- Create a short, easy to answer quiz at the end of each section to reinforce learning.
- Provide a certificate of completion at the end. It can be used to prove training has taken place and is evidence for staff members that they have worked through the training.
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Using e-learning to raise ISO 45001 awareness