In a recent article, we explained two primary types of online safety training solutions. They were on-demand online safety training and online safety training administered with a learning management system (LMS). In this article, we’re going to give you a quick breakdown of the pros and cons of types of online safety training solutions.
Keep in mind that we are by necessity generalizing about different individual online safety training solutions that belong to either of the two types. Within each type, you’ll find different solutions that offer entirely different features or the same features that perform in different manners. We discussed that in more detail in the article mentioned and linked above.
Also keep in mind that although we’re presenting this information in a pros and cons format, that doesn’t mean there’s any one system that’s automatically best. The purpose of knowing the two different basic types and knowing some of the pros and cons of each is simply to help you begin to find the type of online safety training that works best for you company today and in the future as well.
Let’s look at some aspects of the two different main types of online safety training solutions.
As a reminder, keep the following simplified definitions of each type in mind.
On-Demand Online Safety Training
These systems allow you to view online safety training like the example highlight video below.
In addition, some options MAY provide administrative tools that help safety training managers manage the online safety training component or even all safety training at a company, although this is perhaps more rare for this type of online safety training and more generally associated with the second option (below).
Learning Management System-Administered Online Safety Training
A learning management system is a web-based software application that:
By administering and managing the safety training program, we mean:
The short video below may give you a better idea of what a learning management system can help you do with your safety training management.
Now that you the basic types, here are a few strong points about each.
And here are a few potential downsides to each type of online safety training solution.
We hope that helps guide you in your efforts to get the online safety training solution that works best for your workplace.
Don’t forget to review our Different Types of Online Safety Training article to investigate the details of these two basic types more closely.
Also, check our blog for more articles that can help you evaluate the online safety training solution that’s best for you and also help you implement the solution you choose once you’ve got it.
Use the comments section to let us know if you’ve got any questions or if you have any additional thoughts to add. We’re always happy to hear from our readers.
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