Regardless of the industry your business is in, at some point or another you will need to identify training needs for your employees and workforce. It is important to get this right to avoid wasting time and money in the process. You can identify training needs by evaluating the work that your team undertakes, assessing any poor performance or mistakes and by understanding that each and every employee will have a different set of needs as per their role.
This remains to be true when you are looking to identify IPAF training needs, although there are legal requirements and regulations that determine when qualifications and training need to be re-assessed. Whether you are based in Newcastle, Tyne and Wear or across the country, North East Access Training can help you address these requirements.
Things to Note
When looking to determine the IPAF training needs of your team, there are a number of considerations you must make in order to move forward.
Firstly, you need to focus on your core service. If your entire business is built around an activity or task that requires all staff to work at height, then training will be required across the board. However, if this service is only delivered 35% of the time, then you need to consider which members of your team are ideally suited for the required training.
Be aware of proposed changes in industry regulations and legislation, as well as an overview of how your industry is faring in the wider world. If you are struggling to keep up with client requests, then it might be time to take on some new staff – which will need training.
Evaluate any mistakes or shortcomings that have occurred in the last six months. Assess how these mistakes could have been avoided and devise an action plan – whether this is training or re-training, that can be monitored over time to ensure that these mistakes are not repeated.
You can’t force IPAF training on your employees; however, if this starts to impact your business detrimentally, then it might be time to re-assess their role. It might be that their strengths lie elsewhere and they can be better utilised in a different department altogether.
Remember to communicate your concerns and objectives with your team before implementing any changes that will affect their working lives. Not only will they appreciate being asked for input, but they are much more likely to be successful in their roles, too.
We Can Help
Although our training centres are based in Tyne and Wear and Newcastle, our IPAF training courses can be flexible in terms of location, dependant on your specific needs. For more information, please contact us today on 0191 442 1989 or book your training online.