If Learning Hub launched

Digital trainings for increased safety and risk management

Companies need relevant knowledge and professional capabilities to mitigate risks and prevent losses connected to the employees in their daily operations. With a new digital service concept, If supports companies with risk management training - whenever and wherever needed. 

As companies have employees in multiple locations, and in order to provide training courses when employees have time to participate in them, If has taken advantage of digital delivery channels by creating online trainings.

With 24/7 access to all employees, we provide a mixture of theory and expert videos, graphs with facts, interactive quizzes and more – all to make the training engaging.

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Why is continuous learning important?

Based on claims cases, we see that often it is the simple things that can have a positive impact in preventing claims from happening. Even more importantly, we see that similar accidents occur among different clients. By providing tailored information to employees, many accidents and incidents could be avoided.

Sharing best practices and lessons learned to If´s clients will support safety and efficiency in customer operations. As an example, being aware of the risks when traveling, utilising accident investigation models to improve operational safety, and getting the most out of remote workers, are just some examples of the learnings we have captured for our clients.

If’s training courses provide tips and tricks for your employees, raising awareness about the small, as well as the large, risks that companies commonly face. This helps employees understand what they as individuals can do to prevent accidents and incidents from happening in the first place.

If Learning Hub - new service

The new service, called If Learning Hub, provides multiple benefits to companies as well as their employees. For If, it enables us to share knowledge and insights with our clients and their employees more effectively in comparison to on-site trainings, which are limited to a certain time and location. We find this important as we want to manage risks together.

The trainings include focus areas such as Travel Safety and General Employee Safety, which target hazards at work, commuting safely and risks relating to travel. Based on popular and current demand, additional courses include investigation of accidents and incidents, as well as health and safety in remote work.

New training courses are being added regularly, including trainings for advanced users on human factors and how these contribute to losses, as well as a course on Risk Assessments, and more.

 Digital trainings add benefits for Vaasan

Vaasan, a major client in food industry, sees digital trainings as an opportunity to enhance their employee trainings. In an industrial bakery, employees need to have up-to-date knowledge on a variety of topics dealing with safe work practices as well as quality and product safety.

“The demand for specific knowledge is high, as in the food industry also product safety is of focal importance. Common topics in our internal trainings are those relating to health and safety at work, product safety and quality, and fire safety.” says Harri Kurila from Vaasan.

“Not all trainings are relevant for each and every individual employee, so some trainings need to be targeted to teams, according to their tasks and responsibilities.” Here, digital trainings make it easier to share relevant trainings to those who need them in a more agile way.

Bakery work, conducted in shifts, creates some challenges when it comes to reaching individual employees. A traditional lecture in a classroom is more difficult to organise, in comparison to digital trainings that can be made available independent from time and place. In an industrial bakery, running on shifts, this is a major challenge that can be solved digitally.  

Major advantages for a company

“Digital trainings bring major advantages for a company. We need to provide a variety of trainings for our employees. Such trainings do not require time and place but can be done on your own pace. Digital trainings also ensure that everyone gets the same information, explained in a similar way,” Harri Kurila explains. “Having a small exam or a quiz helps to ensure that the topic has been learned and that the user reflects on the content.”

Although there is no face-to-face contact with a lecturer, the inherent upsides of digital trainings have made them a solid part of employee development at Vaasan. They already have some positive experiences of their own company-specific trainings. More generic contents, provided by their insurer, are a welcomed addition.

Article by: Salla Lind-Kohvakka