Preventing workplace injuries and illnesses is one of the best ways you can keep your employees safe and engaged with their positions. Safety incidents can quickly jeopardize your company’s most important assets: employees and the bottom line. Employees are happier to work for safety-minded companies: if the worst should occur, they know their employers have the expertise and resources in place to help.
To try and prevent such costly incidents, many companies choose to engage in safety training for employees so they understand how to respond in an emergency. But not all safety training is created equal: after all, you want something that is customized to your worksite and processes so it’s effective and doesn’t waste valuable time and money. Whether it’s fall prevention, earthquake preparedness, CPR and emergency medical response, fire prevention, sexual harassment prevention or something else, it’s a good idea to shop around for a service that will fit your organization’s needs.
Look for a safety trainer that has multi-level courses. The training for your workers on the floor isn’t going to be the same as the training for upper-level managers. One size does not fit all when it comes to training. Some safety training organizations feature different modules for different level employees. This way, you can be sure you’re targeting the right training to the right people.
It should start with a site inspection. To properly customize training, the safety organization you choose should first engage in evaluations and site inspections in order to properly learn your operations to be able to customize a training program.
Find a company that will work with your schedule. A good safety training organization can teach to your schedule, which is particularly helpful for companies with employees on multiple shifts.
Choose a trainer that understands compliance. Depending upon your industry, you may need to follow a variety of different federal, state or local compliance requirements. Look for a training organization that has expert knowledge of OSHA compliance standards and any other regulatory rules your business must follow.
Ask about trainer certifications. The best way for workers to learn practical safety skills is from experts certified to teach in those areas. Before you engage a trainer, don’t be afraid to ask about trainers’ certifications.
In California, Unishield Offers Customized Safety Training
Well-versed in everything from CPR to forklift operation, Southern California-based Unishield teaches shops, factories, offices, schools and restaurants how to prevent and conquer emergency situations. We offer first aid supplies, first aid kits and refills, OSHA-compliant personal protective equipment, and on-site safety training throughout Greater Los Angeles, San Diego County, Orange County, Ventura County, and San Bernardino County.
The safety of our clients and the people who trust them is our number one priority. That’s why in addition to our full line of medical equipment and first aid kit supplies, we also offer on-site training sessions that can be customized for your business’ unique needs. For more information or to get a quote, call 800-480-5855 or visit our website.