Occupational Health and Safety Training
In today’s tough economic climate, many areas of a company’s or an individual’s budget are squeezed, with cutbacks meaning funding for various items are cut back or eliminated completely.
One of the areas in which spending is often reduced is the budget available for health and safety courses. It is either sacrificed completely, or potential buyers will place so much emphasis on finding the cheapest price that they do not look into other aspects, such as if the safety training provider is actually accredited by the relevant awarding body to offer their particular qualifications. Also overlooked is the quality of the course, the material and the knowledge of the facilitator and company offering that course.
Even if the training provider is accredited, there may still be reasons as to why they are offering safety courses at a low price. A cheaper course selling price may be achieved by drastically cutting back on expenses such as the provision and or quality of course study books, handouts and other materials. All of this will lead to a poorer learning experience and make it less likely that course attendees will retain enough knowledge to positively influence your business.
Along with being a legal requirement, health and safety are important for reducing lost working days with staff being absent through sickness or injury, not to mention reducing the chances of expensive legal action if you are sued or face criminal charges because of inadequate safety provisions. Work stoppages due to incidents and the resulting time lost on incident investigations, also impact the bottom line performance of your business and effective, quality-based training courses with an emphasis on the end result, not on cost, saves companies huge amounts of money over an extended period.
So not only should spending be maintained as far as possible, but it is also worth avoiding the temptation to find the cheapest training and go with that based solely on price, as a little extra spending may give you a much better return in the future.
GSRC management is an accredited training provider with the MER SETA as well as the TETA SETA. This means that you can use our training courses with the peace of mind that we have been and are continually audited and screened to ensure that our quality of training is to the highest standard.
We see that as the bare minimum requirement for our clients. Beyond this, we ensure that our OH&S Training courses are dynamic, and interactive and opportunities for skills and knowledge to be transferred to your employees. This means that our training courses are exciting, where an atmosphere of learning is created. Because we create our courses to be practically applied, we have individual and group practical exercises that keep people motivated and listening.
We customize the course content to our client’s own operations and procedures etc. This means that your employees are trained on YOUR requirements, not some general knowledge unit standard based requirements that mean nothing in YOUR workplace. Our facilitators talk from experience as they are experienced Safety officers who can unpack the course contents to ensure that everybody understands the concepts discussed.
From induction training, and basic awareness training, to fire fighting and first aid. From Safety Officer Courses through to Incident and Accident investigations and Internal Auditing, as well as ISO Systems Awareness and Systems Implementation courses, we offer it all, at a cost-effective price that adds value to your business.