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4 Ways to Find Safety Training

By Team TrainingSeeker 1/11/2018 7 minutes

On any given day your desk most likely has an ever-growing stack of postcards, fliers and brochures given to you by the multitude of safety training providers that you’ve come across at conferences or other events. The same goes for your inbox.

But when it comes time to researching, choosing, and booking the training your workers need, how can you find the quality courses that are out there without spending hours, days or weeks doing so? Here are some great and not so great ways!

Yellow Pages & Google

The Yellow Pages has its place and that place resides in the 20th century. For decades the phone book was the go-to resource for finding a training provider. Today, Google has basically replaced the Yellow Pages. Type in your search and “poof” your answers are a click away. But what really differentiates the two?

Today, training companies can pay their way to the top and just like the Yellow Pages, does your choice depend on what service is listed first? You have to ask yourself if you’re really doing your employees any justice by finding them a training course from company “A”  simply because they came before company “B”?

Word of Mouth

If you’re a safety professional worth one’s salt, you belong to a professional group like the Canadian Society for Safety Engineering or The Board of Certified Safety Professionals. With members of other similar companies, one way or another, you know someone, who knows a person, who knows another person, who can get you the course you need!

When you find that somebody, you can ask them who they have used in the past and get their recommendation. You can also go one step further and ask them about the quality of training, knowing what you’re looking for before you get the answer. If you’re not satisfied with their recommendation, move on to the next resource.

Social Media

If you don’t know someone personally, in this day and age you at least have the benefit of social media. LinkedIn is probably the best social network you can use to get to know people in your industry. Become a member of one of the multiple training groups for your industry and network with people in similar situations.

Once a member, you can post a question to the group, asking who they would recommend in your area. You’ll get recommendations, but what you’ll also get is a growing inbox and more information to sift through.

The Government

You can also go straight to the source and visit your provincial government website to help research who the government says is a qualified provider. For Ontario Working at Heights courses, for example, you can head over to the Ontario Ministry of Labour Working at Heights webpage.

Governments being governments, you can get the basic information you need, but beyond that, you’re on your own. Finding the information is usually not the problem as the government will provide you with a list of all the service providers out there and it’s on you to click, call, and email away.

TrainingSeeker - The Best of All Worlds

Regardless of how you do your research and due diligence, finding and choosing a qualified and reputable provider to train your workers is not as easy as it should be. You may find a time that works best for you, but the dates you want are unavailable. Or the time, date, and location all meet your criteria but the price is just beyond your budget! This is where TrainingSeeker comes in. Sort through a bunch of different training courses using criteria that is important to you, and get results that work for you! 

Finding the courses you or your workers need is a task that consumes both time and nerves for many professionals in the human resources and occupational health and safety profession. Sure we may be a little bit bias, but check it out for yourself the next time you need to find training.


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