The new COVID resilient way of working has brought many new challenges for organisations; amongst these difficulties a key one has troubled many. How do we continue to ensure colleagues receive the training they need?
As luck would have it, the Worthwhile Training Team had previously invested in furthering their own knowledge and skills and were well practiced at developing and delivering engaging webinars, training films and e-learning packages. So, the latter part of 2020 became a really busy time for us as existing and new clients got in contact requesting help and support.
Two of our recent projects have been highly commended in (and won) National Awards (entered by clients thrilled with the impact) and we are generally very proud of the work that the whole team has completed under these demanding conditions.
Amongst the projects we have completed since the first lockdown, there have been several training films for the Railways including one providing advice on how to manage the potential conflict of engaging with passengers on the wearing of face coverings.
Personal Safety and Conflict Management films for those essential workers still carrying out home visits, e-learning packages to replace existing training for utilities companies and many virtual courses delivered in an interactive and effective way for clients whose staff lone work.
We have also found ways to deliver COVID regulation compliant face to face training for essential workers, where the subject matter really could not be delivered effectively any other way.
We cannot say that 2020 did not have its challenges. Lone Worker Safety Live, our annual event that brings professionals together to share in our experts’ knowledge on safety, security and wellbeing of lone workers has been postponed twice and now won’t take place until 12th October 2021. That said we have been overwhelmed by the support the Lone Worker Safety Live community has shown us. We ran seven webinars in 2020 which in total have been viewed (either live or as recordings) by well over 2000 people.
Like many businesses we are still struggling with a geographically distanced team and are pretty much ‘Zoomed out’, but we are so pleased to be in such a strong position having a proven and effective virtual training offering moving in 2021 and this new way of working.
We hope to see all of you very soon, but in the meantime you know the drill: Stay Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives!