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How to Use an LMS for Compliance Training

If you need to deliver compliance training, you'll have specific requirements that a learning management system (LMS) can really help with. Because compliance training is mandatory and often legally enforced, it demands a more formal process than other learning and development activities.

LMS features that manage course content and reporting make the delivery and completion of compulsory training easier. Without an LMS, it's harder to prove what courses were completed by which learners and when. Giving users access to an intuitive system also helps them to engage in training. The results are higher completion rates and time and money saved from inefficient processes.

Here are some clever ways an LMS can help meet compliance needs created by external regulations or internal policies.

How to use an LMS for compliance training

Compliance courses

Compliance course content usually includes online text, audio, and video elements, along with a corresponding risk assessment. The purpose of the assessment is for employees to flag any potential risks or problems they might experience in the situations described. Compliance courses must typically be completed one month after an employee has taken up a post. They're often followed by a refresher period of 1-3 years, depending on regulations.

Examples of state compulsory compliance training

DSE (Display Screen Equipment)

In Europe, DSE training is often a state requirement and must be completed by all employees who use a computer for daily tasks. DSE training must also include a risk assessment that’s used to identify any problems the learner may have with their current setup, for example, issues with the hardware or chair they use at work.

Failure to comply with DSE regulations can result in state-enforced fines. It can also expose the organization to insurance claims based on employer negligence if an accident occurs.

Manual Handling

Depending on the sector, manual handling training can also be a compulsory requirement for employees in Ireland and the UK. In Ireland, manual handling must include an element of “face to face” training. In the UK, all manual training can be conducted online.

But manual handling training is not just conducted as a mandatory requirement. Some organizations use the training as an effort to prevent injuries and reduce related costs. Employee injuries can generate many costs, including:

5 LMS features that simplify compliance training

An LMS that can effectively manage compliance training will include the following five features.

1. Course content delivery

2. Assessment

3. Reporting

4. Recertification

5. Notifications & reminder emails

These five features take the manual work, and resulting headaches, out of delivering compliance training. See how LearnUpon could work for you, sign up for a free trial.