​Ebook: Orientation Topics That Can be Covered Online (and Those That CANNOT!)

The benefits of the online learning approach, along with hands-on/face-to-face training. Choosing which form of training is most suitable for the work involved.  

The blended learning approach combines traditional classroom training, with other methods such as hands-on, face-to-face and online training. One example in the construction industry, could be the on-site training of workers who need hands-on training to use a piece of machinery, but may come on-site already aware of any of the risks involved if they have already been taught this online.

This eBook concentrates on:

    • The main benefits of online training: The money that can be saved from travelling and hiring rooms for classroom training is one of the major benefits mentioned here.  


  • The main benefits of hands-on/face-to-face training: For example, having someone available to ask any questions to on the spot, while machinery is available to be used hands-on.


  • When is online training suitable and when is face-to-face training more appropriate: In the construction industry, the more high-risk work that is involved in the job, the more hands-on training is likely to occur. Online training can help workers to understand the hazards involved before they come on-site.

This eBook goes into more detail on performing a successful orientation that is well-planned to decide when online training is a suitable learning approach. If a suitable learning approach has not been formed for a new job, workers might be aware of how to use a machine, but not how to do this well, maybe not recognizing any unsafe or unsuitable actions made.

Managing a successful training program is as much an exercise in managing people as it is in providing technical training. Understanding what motivates people is essential in developing a training program. Combine your company objectives with individual employees’ needs and develop a specific training curriculum.