What is periodic employee training?

Last updated: 2023-07-01

Periodic staff training

Periodic employee training is training that an organization, as an employer, must repeatedly conduct or require its employees to undertake in order to demonstrate they are qualified to do their 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
  • Occupational safety training
  • Periodic training of gas/electric equipment operators
  • Periodic training for gas/electric equipment repairers and installers
  • Periodic training of employees for work at heights or at depth
  • Periodic training of load handlers
  • Periodic training of employees for chainsaw operators
  • Periodic training for operators of pressure vessels
  • Periodic training and examination of crane operators
  • Periodic refresher training of construction machine operators
  • Retraining course for forklift truck operators
  • Periodic training for scaffolders

When periodic training is usually carried out

  • When the employee starts as part of initial training (onboarding)
  • After a period of time specified by law 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  
periodic training courses

Planning periodic training in the company

You plan training on the basis of work and qualification requirements for employees, respectively for individual job positions. See how to plan trainings and confirm their implementation.