What is an SMS? SMS stands for “Safety Management System“. Put simply, it is a software application or Web-based technology used to plan, implement, and assess a specific learning process. An appropriately featured SMS provides small, medium and large employers the ability to store, deliver, and track all of a Company’s required onboarding, training, and expiry dates. It provides value across all departments within an organization, from HR to Field Execution. If you have participated in an online survey, orientation or course you have experience with an SMS.
Who Uses an SMS? A good SMS is used by everyone, at every level of an organization. Field employees, Management, Administrators, and Executive Management can all benefit from the functions of an SMS, including training, statistics, reporting, scheduling and building of custom content. Each activity completed, or delinquent within the SMS is tracked and reported on.
Are There Benefits to Having an SMS? An SMS offers a great deal of flexibility and cost relief compared to traditional brick & mortar training. Moving your training online means there are no minimum class sizes, no per diem, no travel, and learning takes place in approximately 1/3 the time. Training can be delivered 24/7, 365 days a year – including off company hours. That means you’re not paying for an instructor, or for employees to sit in a classroom. Employees can show up trained and ready to work on day 1.