How Digital Technologies Enhance Health & Safety Training Outcomes

Published 24 April 2018

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Executive Summary

Will technology advances such as virtual reality revolutionize EHS training? Our research finds that executives cannot pass on the opportunity to use new technologies to improve training management, delivery and efficacy But which technologies will meet their goals, and when to invest? This report helps EHS executives with responsibilities for EHS training management to shape their technology investment strategy. This Verdantix study is based on insights gathered from interviews with corporate EHS decision-makers, EHS software suppliers, and senior executives across the ecosystem of technology vendors for EHS training.

Table of contents

How Digital Technologies Enhance Health & Safety Training Outcomes
A Majority Of Firms Manage A Mix Of Online And In-Person Training Supported By A Learning Management System 
The Digitization Of Training Hasn’t Yet Solved A Number Of Critical Customer Challenges

A Wave Of Incoming EHS Technologies Will Transform The Way Training Is Delivered
Micro-learning, Gamification And Mobile Are Technology Enhancements Trending Now
Precise Assignment Of Training To The Right People At The Right Time Is A Big Theme Being Pushed By Vendors
Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality And Wearables Promise To Be Valuable Elements Of The Future Technology Mix For Training 

How Executives Should Shape Their Technology Plans For EHS Training
Training Programs Should Always Include In-Person Training Alongside Computer-Based Training
Five Questions To Ask Vendors That Will Shape Executives’ Short-Term Investment Plans
Questions That Will Help EHS Executives Incorporate New Technologies In Long-Term Investment Plans For Training

Table of figures

Figure 1. Thirty-Eight Per Cent Of EHS Decision-Makers Plan To Increase Spending On EHS Training In 2018
Figure 2. Definitions Of Gamification, Human Factors For EHS Analysis And Micro-Learning Technology Enhancements
Figure 3. Journey Of Customer Adoption Of Training Triggers
Figure 4. State Of Play Of Technologies For EHS Training 

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