In the world of Pegasus, you’ll hear the word ‘compliant’ more than occasionally. But what does it mean and how do you get there?
Compliance, in the context of the workplace, boils down to following a set of rules. These rules can be individual workplace policies, standards, specifications workers need to meet to undertake their role, or law—such as the Work Health Safety Act 2011 (which we’ve unpacked here).
It’s simple when you think about it. You want the people working for you to be the right people for their roles (through training, skills, licences and qualifications). With workplace safety more important than ever, you also want to make sure everyone is up to date with your policies.
Join us as we look at how to get your workforce compliant, how Pegasus helps keep them compliant, and an often-overlooked avenue for maintaining compliance and improving safety outcomes.
Workforce compliance is the reason why companies like Pegasus exist. With our workforce management software, we keep your workforce safe on site.
We help you sleep at night by pre-qualifying your contracting companies, making sure your workers are competent, providing inductions and training, only granting site access to those who pass those first three parts, and we even make sure the plant and assets on your sites are up to code.
When you partner with Pegasus, there’s a level of managed service you can come to expect from us (which we’ve laid out here). If there are only two things you take away from that in this context, it’s that:
A benefit of the managed service element of our partnership is that our involvement is ongoing. We don’t walk away after the software implementation is complete.
Why is this so important? Because there’s no use making sure your workforce is compliant at the beginning if down the track, they’re not.
If an incident occurs, the Work Health and Safety Inspector doesn’t care about the compliance status of your workers six months ago—they’re interested in compliance today.
Because of this, any time training is due to be taken again, an insurance close to lapsing, and a licence set to expire, your contractors receive an automated reminder from Pegasus.
A really simple way to help maintain compliance and make sure your workforce is safe is investing in training.
On top of our brilliant LMS, did you know Pegasus has a ‘Ready-to-Go Course List’ where there is a whole slew of online customisable courses available for you to purchase? With continual learning linked to boosted performance, increased productivity and reduced employee turnover, online courses are a simple way to keep your workforce compliant and improve your business.
Workers can train in a way and time that works best for them. It doesn’t matter if they use a Mac, PC, tablet or mobile phone, as long as they have access to the internet and a web browser, they can complete training from wherever and whenever suits them.
Learning online boosts retention rates by 25 to 60 per cent, so your workers are more likely to remember and be able to implement what they learn.
Alongside changing businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we learn. With increasingly dispersed workforces, classroom learning is on the way out.
Online learning allows you to train your workers no matter where they’re located, and decreases any risks associated with in-person learning.
Research shows corporate learning online takes 40 to 60 per cent less time to complete when compared to traditional learning. Online training can be delivered quickly. Workers can learn new skills and information almost immediately.
“The greatest benefit of working with Pegasus has been the high level of innovation and features available in their packages that aren’t available in other products we have investigated.”
“I’d check Pegasus two to three times a day. It became a single source of truth for workers and safety on the project.”
"Working alone, the data entry was extremely high. I could spend one or two days entering 100 – 200 certs. The system is automatically updated, and I save two full days of work all up - yesterday I was done within 4 hours.”
“The Pegasus platform allows us to standardise the onboarding and induction of contractors nationally, with the robust system underpinning our contractor management process.”
“Pegasus is now used in managing safety, job planning and reviewing the commercial side of things. Pegasus is now integrated with everything we do.”