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#1 PDXSaucy

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Posted 17 March 2020 - 08:15 PM

Hello,

 

Our food safety training program is planned throughout the year, monthly or quarterly.

 

We are indefinitely delaying the large group training sessions until our state drops the small group gathering guidelines for covid-19 social distancing measures.

 

Has anyone else had success in an SQF audit with a food safety training program that was take-home or self-study? Any ideas of how to deal with training 85 employees and avoid the classroom/quiz format?

 

Thanks!



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Posted 17 March 2020 - 09:00 PM

The best option that allows individual training to continue are webinars or online training. 

 

Of course you do lose the synergy of group training and the face-to-face personal touch, but it can be convenient, cost-effective and at the moment safe.

 

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Posted 17 March 2020 - 09:09 PM

Remote training actually works quite well and we are doing just that with bunches of people that have been sent home - each one gets a training program by email and can then study, do the exam (by providing us with a numbered list of answers instead of having to print out the exam, filing it out, scanning it and emailing it back) and then once reviewed by us we issue the certificate to the collector (key contact at company.)

 

Works out well, about ready to distribute for a company with 125 employeees.


Edited by SQFconsultant, 17 March 2020 - 09:13 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:12 PM

I create all of my own material for the employee trainings. Any recommendations for how to put them online? I was thinking a workbook that I can print for each employee would be most efficient use of my time.

 

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Posted 19 March 2020 - 09:42 AM

I create all of my own material for the employee trainings. Any recommendations for how to put them online? I was thinking a workbook that I can print for each employee would be most efficient use of my time.

 

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Perhaps create as PowerPoint slideshows (and/or videos, audio narration if required) and share them via Dropbox/WeTransfer or similar?



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Posted 20 March 2020 - 01:33 PM

For the past 4 years we have used Mindflash, with is an online training platform. I create all the different courses using powerpoint and then upload them to Mindflash. Employees receive an email invitation and deadline for completion. We have found it to be highly effective and has eliminated the need and hassle of trying to get everyone together for the larger classroom type trainings. Employees can take the training at their own pace within the deadline given. Employees can take the training on their smart phones, home computers, tablets, ect. Multiple quiz/competancy formats can be used at the end of each course. Hope that helps.  :happydance:



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Posted 12 April 2020 - 06:47 PM

Remote training actually works quite well and we are doing just that with bunches of people that have been sent home - each one gets a training program by email and can then study, do the exam (by providing us with a numbered list of answers instead of having to print out the exam, filing it out, scanning it and emailing it back) and then once reviewed by us we issue the certificate to the collector (key contact at company.)

 

Works out well, about ready to distribute for a company with 125 employeees.

 

Have you ever considered using online systems which will allow for lesss manual labour (eg writing the list of correct answers, writing and recieving mail?).

Just curious, because our system doesn't allow to measure success (presentation to result in the final test).



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Posted 12 April 2020 - 06:54 PM

Lucas... yes, we considered this, however it did not allow for getting to know peopleand building relationships.


Kind regards,

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