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New online portal for occupational safety instruction

DEKRA Safety Web for efficient occupational safety. Instructions in safety topics are more than a mere formality. Companies neglecting their obligations risk work-related accidents, penalties and legal disputes with accident insurance institutions.

  • Occupational safety is a central employer obligation
  • Conventional safety instruction is time consuming and expensive
  • DEKRA Safety Web provides a low-cost alternative
  • An estimated 591.000 workers had an accident at work in 2011/12, 173 workers were fatally injured

Instruction in safety topics is more than a mere formality. Companies neglecting their obligations risk work-related accidents, penalties and legal disputes with accident insurance institutions. Conventional classroom instruction, however, is time consuming and expensive. DEKRA Safety Web offers multimedia instruction in the form of Web Based Trainings, which are characterized by their high-quality contents and instructional design.

591.000 accidents at work and 173 fatal injuries in 2011/12 underline that occupational safety is a central employer obligation. In the European Union, member states have enforcing authorities to ensure that the basic legal requirements relating to occupational health and safety are met. Employees should be instructed about work-related safety issues at least once in a year. This leads to a diminished risk of accidents and, from an employer’s perspective, prevents high work accident compensation claims.

Nevertheless, in times of tough competition and tight budgets many employers are unwilling to pay for costly classroom instruction. E-Learning solutions like Web Based Trainings promise more efficiency and cost advantages without reductions in content and quality. The number of premium offers in this market is still modest, however. DEKRA Safety Web sets new standards: It offers a wide range of general and specific occupational safety topics from the fields of aviation, workshop areas, logistics, industry, health care and services.

Martina Reichelt, project lead at DEKRA Media, believes that the new portal has an advantage over classical forms of instruction: “DEKRA Safety Web allows employers to capitalize on the benefits of modern E-Learning concepts: independence of time and place, cost reduction and legal certainty by comprehensive documentation functionalities.”

Employers can easily get access to DEKRA Safety Web: They buy a license. Employees log in to the portal and complete the Web Based Trainings. A certificate of participation can then be printed out by mouse click.
For the start the portal offers multimedia courses like fire protection, e-mobility, fork-lift trucks, loading security or first aid. New courses will be developed in the course of the year.

For further information:

www.dekra-safety-web.eu

phon: 02166.621 98 18

martina.reichelt@dekra.com