I have always enjoyed learning new things, especially in education, so I was very lucky to fall into the perfect role 16 years ago when I came back from my OE. I started at a very small company with a huge vision, and I have been here ever since! Many of my colleagues from university now work in big organisations with pinball, table tennis and even slides - but I wouldn’t change my career path for anything (well maybe Craig Walker’s role) - because eLearning feels good.
Since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, concerns have been raised that the emphasis on the punitive measures of the new legislation isn’t doing anything to actually make our workplaces safer.
Experts in the industry are concerned that a fear of the consequences of failing to obey the law to the letter means that businesses are only aiming to meet the minimum Health and Safety requirements. Focusing on the benefits to everyone of a holistic Health and Safety Culture in the workplace would be a better goal.
Compliance training is essentially the process of educating new and existing employees on rules, regulations and policies that apply to their job responsibilities and presence onsite.
Starting a new job is a rewarding and challenging time for a new employee. The employee’s excitement about the new role is often accompanied by confusion about what is expected of them and the processes of the job, which can be incredibly frustrating. As these first few days leave a lasting impression, it’s important to limit the confusion and frustration as much as possible, which is where a good induction program comes into play.
Managers in the hospitality industry have difficult challenges to meet when it comes to employee retention, training, meeting high health and safety standards, and developing a good safety culture. The high turnover rate of employees and other factors we'll discuss, contribute to these overall challenges. In order to gain insight into this, let's discuss 4 factors showing the importance of health and safety training in the hospitality industry.
With the recent changes in the Health and Safety at Work Act getting a bit of news lately, we thought we should take a good look at the implications of Health & Safety Act changes for the hospitality industry.