The Safety industry is generally quite a slow changing beast. That pace allows safety professionals time to implement industry changes and legislations that keep our teams safe and families together.
The past year has proved quite different.
That’s why it’s even more important to keep on top of the overarching safety trends in our industry.
Training Trends in the past 12 months
There have been a number of safety trends happening in the health and safety space over the last 12 months.
Covid hit after a devastating Bushfire season in Australia, the demand for more training around bushfire preparedness has meant a major upturn in the enquiry for our bush fire awareness courses specifically designed to educate people on the risks involved around bushfires or prescribed burns. These are currently being delivered to a number of Government authorities and businesses throughout Australia, especially in regional areas.
With the onset of Covid, we have changed the way we setup and deliver training, from adhering to distancing rules in the classroom with reduced numbers, to delivering courses via video conferencing systems like zoom, team viewer and Skype.
Safety Trends around Natural Disasters
It has also triggered a demand for a more systematic and organized manner in how these natural disasters are managed, FSA delivers AIIMS training (Australian Inter Service Incident Management system), which is an integral part of the emergency management doctrine for the Fire and Emergency Services industry in Australia, and is specifically designed to meet these needs.
Safety Trends around Energy
The increased demand for alternative energy options has meant a major push for renewable energy solutions, one of the main focuses has been on wind power generation, FSA is at the forefront of this providing Global Wind Organisation basic safety training courses and we are proud to announce that after a recent audit, we can now provide advanced rescue training, we are one of only two organisations in Australia able to do so.
Safety Training Needs in 2021
The lack of health and safety training, especially face to face delivery in 2020 has meant a major rise in the training requirements for 2021. This means all training providers are busy, and for our customers to meet their safety compliance responsibilities, we suggest you contact FSA to schedule your training requirements as early as possible so we can meet your requested training dates.
I hope this brief update has been useful for you and I welcome any questions regarding your training needs.