The benefits of using an LMS for safety training

Conducting training takes a lot of work, but oftentimes documenting training is even more taxing. Luckily, software tools make it easier to complete the administrative tasks that come with data management and compliance tracking. That’s why replacing your manual processes with a safety training LMS is the best way to improve performance while saving time.

Safety training LMS overview

A learning management system (LMS) is a digital tool for scheduling, tracking, and documenting workplace training. Many companies upgrade to an LMS when their training activities become too difficult to manage by hand. Here are just a few of the tasks you can do digitally instead of manually:

  • Schedule training classes
  • Assign training requirements to employees
  • Upload and manage course content (SCORM files, PowerPoint slides, etc.)
  • Track training progress and completion
  • Set up automatic training reminder emails
  • Administer quizzes and evaluations
  • Assign e-learning tasks to employees
  • Pull detailed training records
  • Organize and store all training program documentation

The fact that you can do all of this in the same system is the reason why an LMS has such a positive impact on training outcomes. By centralizing your data, you can completely change how your team manages compliance and how much time it takes.

Benefits of an LMS

Companies in heavy industries like manufacturing benefit especially from systems built for safety training. But there are benefits to using an LMS regardless of what industry you work in. It all comes down to picking the right provider with the tools and features your company needs the most.

Eliminate administrative tasks

Much of the work that goes into documenting safety training by hand is administrative. It includes tasks like organizing paper files, grading quizzes, updating training records, and managing a class schedule.

The biggest benefit of using an LMS is that you don’t have to do any of that by hand. This reduces stress for the safety team, making compliance tracking easier all around.

Redirect safety resources

When your EHS department doesn’t have as much administrative work to do, then it’s free to explore improvement opportunities. This is a critical shift if you want to run a prevention-focused safety program. Otherwise, while you’re busy manually documenting training, you’ll be letting near misses and other leading indicators slip past your gaze.

Achieve training consistency

A safety training LMS can help you improve consistency by ensuring every trainer uses the same materials. Oftentimes, training admins use outdated versions of course content simply because they didn’t receive the latest update.

With an LMS, you can upload and update content so trainers can only use the materials you want them to. This improves the consistency of training that your employees receive.

Frontline LMS for safety training

Frontline LMS is a user-friendly software system designed for companies in heavy industries. We have a content library of 400+ safety courses covering topics like hazardous waste handling, arc flashes, chemical exposure safety, and more.

You can also upload your own training materials to the system and assign them to users. This flexibility makes it easy to manage your entire training program directly from the system.

Once you set up your training requirements and import your user data, you’ll be able to assign training and begin tracking progress. As users complete their e-learning requirements or attend in-person classes, the system will keep a record of all these details. That way, you can quickly pull training reports to see gaps in compliance.

Frontline LMS safety training content

This short video shows how you can use the Frontline LMS content library to find and assign courses to your employees.