Providing an employee with the correct training to do their job makes them safer and more efficient. All of you benefit from this and ultimately it is the best way to ensure your workforce is as effective as it can be.
You wouldn’t consider using machinery or equipment on site without first ensuring that all operators have received appropriate training. There is usually a right way and a wrong way of doing almost anything, even at a most basic level - such as using a hammer. The importance of training increases in line with the sophistication and complexity of the equipment and the equipment used in industry today is more complex than ever. It is therefore not surprising that both general safety and product-specific training is recognised as essential for efficient operations on any site.
We are living in an ever-more litigious society where industry is more aware than ever of the need to provide necessary training. In addition, the HSE is now undertaking a name-and-shame campaign of which you will not wish to fall foul.
Training helps operators and other staff to work safely and to use equipment to its full capacity. When this is happening, your business will be more efficient and will undoubtedly increase its earning potential which, in the long run, will far outweigh the cost of any training.