What is periodic employee training?

Last updated: 2022-04-18

Periodic employee training

Periodic employee training is training that an organization, as an employer, must repeatedly conduct or require its employees to undertake in order to prove they are qualified to do the job. It is required by law, by norm or by professional standards. These are mostly training for work involving equipment or machinery or involve working at heights and the like. The typical period is usually 1 or 2 years. The form or content of periodic training is usually determined by the employer. 

Examples of periodic staff training 

  • Driver training
  • Taxi or truck driver periodic training
  • Any training of CPC (Certificates of Professional Competence)
  • Occupational safety training
  • Periodic training of gas equipment operators
  • Periodic training of employees for work at heights 
  • Chainsaw operators periodic training of employees 
  • Periodic training of crane operators

When periodic training is usually carried out

  • as a part of onboarding (part of initial training)
  • after the expiry of a period specified by law, norm or standard
  • when an employee changes job position
  • when the employee's scope of work changes 
  • when there is a change in working procedures or a change in the technology used  
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