New elearning for the growing data centre industry is being launched aimed at helping employees and visitors stay safe, reduce downtime risks and avoid possible accidents in the mission critical space.
The online training has been developed by award-winning elearning company Sponge for leading data centre training and certification provider, DC Professional Development (DCPro), and uses the latest learning design techniques to bring the subject to life.
DCPro is raising awareness and standards within the data centre industry, enabling individuals and organisations to keep up with constantly evolving best practice and acquire news skills in a fast-paced industry with engaging cost-effective training.
Simon Banham, Managing Director at DCPro, said:
"Human error is the main factor in most cases of data centre downtime so providing effective workforce training in health and safety is really important."
The global rise in demand for data storage space has prompted a growth in data centres with annual spending in Europe alone rising by 8.3% in 2015 to $63.3 billion (€56.1bn).
Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director at Sponge, said: “This new elearning course is designed to be interactive to enable people to ‘learn by doing’, with clear, concise language, engaging images and short video clips to support key messages.”
Learners can choose their own path through the course, depending on their role in the data centre, so the training is a suitable introduction to Health & Safety for anyone working in and around a facility.
It also includes regular knowledge checks with supportive feedback to help learners monitor their progress through the module.
The one hour online induction course is available globally through DCPro’s website.