Are Your Employees Gaining Competencies, or Are They Simply Taking Courses?
Training is important to provide your employees with the right skills for each job. However, unless a training program results in competency development, it represents a waste of resources. This is especially important in high-risk heavy industries, where a competent worker is much less likely to cause an accident.
Competency assessments offer many benefits for your company, which include:
An overall reduction of workplace risks, protecting your employees
Improved productivity, since employees can avoid hazards more efficiently
Making sure that you have the right person for each job
Improving the quality of your products and services
By making competency assessments a part of your business processes, you can ensure that employees have the necessary skills to avoid hazards. In addition, you can rest assured that they will know how to respond during a dangerous situation. Validating the skills of an employee before assigning sensitive tasks is a part of business ethics, and willhelp your company avoid consequences like property damage and legal action.
Competency assessments can help you plan future training programs. When you have a clear picture of the strengths and weaknesses of your workforce, you can select the best courses to improve their skills. With this approach, you can even provide customized training for each employee with online courses.
When your company focuses on developing competencies, your employees can protect themselves better while achieving higher performance. They are less likely to make mistakes, which will benefit your customers just as much as your company.
Finally, competency assessment is a way to improve engagement at work. When employees feel valued and engaged in an organization, they are involved in 70% fewer accidents.
Fewer Incidents When Employees Are Properly Engaged
Companies must make sure their employees know how to use PPE correctly, while having the right knowledge to stay safe at work. This includes:
First aid kits
Handling hazardous materials
When equipment is not used properly, it can cause severe accidents. Operators must be subject to evaluations before they are allowed to use equipment such as:
Scissor or aerial lifts
By installing SafeTapp, the mobile app offered by BIS Safety Software, employees and their evaluators can complete and sign evaluations from any place.
Competency Evaluations Anytime, Anywhere
With SafeTapp, your employees can complete evaluations anywhere and anytime, even when there is no connectivity. This makes competency assessments easier, since employees don’t have to travel to a specific location. SafeTapp can be downloaded free from Google Play or the App Store.
After installing SafeTapp on your smartphone or tablet, you can enter your BIStrainer credentials to start using the app’s innovative features.
Start Evaluating Worker Competency Today
By applying competency assessment for all employees on a regular basis, you can prevent accidents and save time. Training is very important for a safety culture, but you must also ensure that the right skills are being developed.