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6 Reasons to Convert Your Induction Training Into E-Learning

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Communicating the hazards and risks present in your business is mandatory in order to comply with your duty of due diligence referred to in section 51 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act: “Every employer must take the necessary measures to protect the health and ensure the safety and physical well-being of his worker.” This is true for both your permanent employees and your contractors.

To do this, most organizations offer induction training to all people who need access to their facilities, to:

  • Share the rules and specific information of the company for environment, health and safety in the workplace
  • Reduce risks
  • Increase security
  • Share their health and safety culture

Whether for communicating allowable limits, assembly points, color locks, prevention methods, etc., sharing such information can make a difference and prevent an incident. Remember, the induction training presents your company, your values, your mission and especially, your OHS culture.

Have you thought about converting your induction training into an e-learning format? Here are 6 reasons that will surely convince you.

1. Cost Reductionargentpapier-flechedescend

Developing your induction training in e-learning is a unique cost. Recurrent expenses related to trainer fees and room rentals are eliminated.

2. Contractors Take the Training Before Arriving at Your Site

With e-learning, there is no fixed schedule to take the induction training. The contractor assigned to work on your sites can follow the induction training at the time and place that suits him, whether it is on his personal computer, his tablet or his smartphone, rather than having to follow it according to the schedule imposed by the trainers.


  • No more need to manage the trainers or supervisors schedule
  • Always available, even at the last minute
  • People who come to your sites are already aware of your rules and procedures

3. Saving Time and Energy

symbol-dollar-et-horlogeWith a recommended duration of up to 60 minutes and available on Internet, the e-learning induction training frees the entire logistical component. Indeed, there is no need to manage room reservation and trainers' schedule.

Classroom induction training can last up to 4 hours. This same training converted into e-learning will be broadcast in maximum 1 hour. That’s 75% time savings! Multiplied by 500 workers who take the training each year, the potential in savings is tremendous.

Read also: 5 Steps for Creating an Effective Induction Training Course


4. Interactive Experience

To achieve its goals and be effective, an e-learning induction training should not be a simple copy and paste version of the PowerPoint presented in a classroom. The e-learning training should be built differently to maximize understanding of the content. This is an essential element for which proven reliable recipes exist.


Indeed, the possibilities in e-learning are infinite. Depending on your budget, the induction training can be extended to create a virtual world.

A simpler and less expensive version that is well structured in terms of pedagogy, but which remains striking and interactive, makes it possible to update more easily without having to reinvest thousands of dollars, as it would be the case for an animated induction video that often do not age well.

5. Control of Learning

Knowledge assessment is essential to ensure that the worker understands and masters the rules of your organization. That is why an exam is included at the end of the training. The result is automatically saved to the profile of the contracted employee in Cognibox.

6. Standardization of Learning

Induction training in e-learning format are meticulously structured to convey information clearly. Whether by category, by site, by subject, etc., the induction training is divided into several parts in order to maintain a dynamic rhythm as well as to keep the attention of the learner throughout the course. It is also common to find short corporate videos, plans, a guided tour, etc.

With e-learning as a teaching method, the content is always delivered in the same way. No possibility of cutting corners. The quality of the content is not affected by the trainer's mood on the morning of the training.

Do the same as Canada's largest corporations and convert your induction training into e-learning! See for yourself the compelling results obtained by one of our clients.

Case study: Induction training into e-learning format    Discover how Cognibox helped this company to cut his training budget by half a  million per year   Download the case study    

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