Technology provides us with the resources and flexibility to share information more easily than ever before. Not only does technology enable people to share information, but also to learn from experts anywhere around the world with tools that enhance this education. Animation, narration and video demonstrations help to enrich online education. Interestingly enough, both manufacturing and construction industries have begun to explore this method for training.
Understanding lifting technique and safety is a true science and remains extremely relevant and important. Online training offers a new way for manufacturing and construction workers to develop the skills they need to excel at their jobs and do so safely. Tracking employee progress reports and archiving results are just a couple of the features that online training offers in a simple and efficient platform.
That being said, the concern is that workers aren’t getting the hands on practice that is vital for truly understanding the topics covered. Some may absorb the material easily via online courses; however, realistic situations are difficult to simulate.
Crane rigging, signaling, crane operation, overhead crane operation, and access platform use are all techniques that are simple to portray online, but require hands on experience.
At Lift-a-Loft, we place an enormous amount of value in safety and training. The available training types are:
- Maintenance Service and Troubleshooting Training
- Operator Training
- Annual Inspection Training
- Train the Trainer Certification
Lift-a-Loft training programs enable individuals to meet the requirements set forth by ANSI standards. Upon certification, individuals will receive a document of attendance provided by the Factory Trainer, also required by ANSI.
Online training and education is obviously expanding and growing in popularity as technology continues to evolve. It’s important as an employer, however, to consider the pros and cons. Consider the work environment, the skills of each employee, and the objective of the training course. Although online training may be simple and easy to implement, hands on training and practice are an invaluable component to ensuring operator safety.