Tracking Training Hours in the Credential Verification Service Data Base
The Credential Verification Service (CVS) has recently been enhanced with the ability to track training hours for each employee. This is particularly useful for companies that have policies or training objectives to ensure that their staff remains up-to-date on all required skills and of course safety training.
Training hours completed can be tracked in the CVS data base for both credentials, which are typically structured courses resulting in a formal course completion certificate, and for qualifications, which are short-form training sessions that typically do not result in formal recognition. Training hours are visible whenever the QR code is scanned from the worker’s hardhat or Photo ID Card.
There are several reasons why all training managers in the construction industry need to track the annual hours of training for each employee:
Compliance with regulations: Construction companies are subject to a range of regulations and safety standards that require employees to receive a certain amount of training each year. By tracking the annual hours of training for each employee, the training manager can ensure that the company is in compliance with these regulations and avoid potential penalties or fines.
Improved performance: Regular training can help employees develop new skills and improve their performance on the job. By tracking the annual hours of training for each employee, the training manager can identify areas where additional training may be needed and provide employees with the skills they need to perform their jobs more effectively.
Employee development: Regular training can also help employees advance in their careers and take on new responsibilities. By tracking the annual hours of training for each employee, the training manager can identify high-performing employees who may be ready for promotion or additional responsibilities.
Cost management: By tracking the annual hours of training for each employee, the training manager can also manage the company’s training budget more effectively. This includes identifying areas where training resources may be over- or under-utilized and making adjustments to ensure that the company is getting the best return on its investment in employee education.
Keeping track of the total hours of training for each employee is an important responsibility for any construction company’s training manager. To do this, he or she needs reliable tools to analyze the data and report regularly to senior HR and Safety management. Every construction company needs to instill a culture of constant improvement, and the best demonstration of this commitment is ongoing education and training programs.
The Credential Verification Service was designed to help managers throughout the company ensure that a well-trained workforce allows for safe operations while meeting stringent guidelines and deadlines.