Upgrade to a Learning Management System

In terms of offline training, many of today’s LMS systems feature mobile applications that allow an employee to download training to a tablet or smartphone. This training can be delivered in the field without the need for Internet connectivity. Once the tablet or mobile device syncs with an Internet connection, results are sent back to the LMS.

Another LMS option is the ability to run large classroom or field-based training sessions. With this type of training the trainer will have to print paper tests from the LMS and manually enter the results into the system.

Finally, preloaded LMS content is monitored and updated by the company providing the service. That means there is no need to worry if a training program is up-to-date with the latest regulations.


Once the decision is made to switch from old-school paper or video training to an advanced learning system, like LMS, the next step in the process is implementation.

Implementation is a fairly simple step that involves gathering a list containing information about employees; their supervisors; and any company divisions, such as multiple locations. In most systems, this information can be deployed through a simple file upload. At this point, employers must determine whether they would like to create an automated training plan.

Once the employees are in the system, the next step is training. During this phase the LMS provider will typically go over how to use the system with the company’s LMS administrator, training manager or anyone else who wants to take part in the training. This group of people will then take the training back to the company for a full roll-out.

LMS is offered by many reputable training companies. If you have any questions regarding LMS, contact me at mrich@safetyservicescompany.com.


Currently, almost two out of every
three hours of employee training
is being delivered by some form
of Learning Management System.
While instructor-led training
has decreased to 39 percent
of all training hours delivered,
e-learning has risen to 60 percent.
Corporations, government
institutions, associations and
more expect greater efficiency
and productivity and, therefore,
seek LMS.


Companies who offer best-practice
LMS training and on-the-job training
generate around 26 percent more
revenue per employee.

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About Michael Rich

Michael Rich is in charge of product development for Tempe, Ariz.-based Safety Services Co., a supplier of occupational health and safety training and compliance materials.

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