Tata Interactive Systems and Solutions Training partner

From: Tata Interactive Systems
Published: Wed Jan 10 2007

Health and safety management specialist Solutions Training & Advisory Limited, has embarked on a partnership agreement with the global e-learning producer, Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), to produce a series of e-learning materials covering safety issues for ‘first response units’, including fire and ambulance services. These e-learning materials are intended for fire fighters and ambulance crews working on the front line.

Solutions Training is supplying the subject matter expertise for the programmes and TIS is designing, developing, producing and hosting the e-learning materials.

Paul Meek, founder and managing director of Solutions Training, commented: "At Solutions Training, we offer of a combination of instructor-led training and e-learning courses designed to help employers meet legal and regulatory compliance responsibilities and, most importantly, protect and manage the risks of their employees within the workplace. We believe this learning approach will be significantly more economical and when complimented with instructor–led training provide far better learning outcomes.

"Our philosophy is to meet best practice standards and compliance obligations but to keep it as simple and practical as possible – so that it sticks with our learners! We design all our courses using experienced health and safety professionals with industry sector knowledge.

"We began our partnership with TIS recently by producing a programme on fire service related health & safety issues," he continued. "The course we’ve produced is called, ‘Manual Handling for the Fire and Rescue Services’.

"There is a real market need for the sort of blended learning programmes that we are producing with TIS – especially because the learners tend to work shifts, which can make it difficult for them to attend ’traditional’ classroom-based training courses," Meek added. "Having a wealth of vital information available to them in e-learning form means that learners can access these materials at any convenient time – such as quieter periods at work.

"The key benefit of having these programmes is that they deliver up-to-date vital safety information to front line professionals at their work bases – which will not only help these professionals to perform their duties but will also help them to keep the rest of us safe!"

TIS’s Sunil Mehta commented: "Although TIS has many years experience in producing e-learning materials – and has completed over 1,000 individual e-learning projects – we’re delighted to be partnering Solutions Training and feel sure that the learning materials that we are producing will attract a great deal of interest from ‘first response units’ throughout the UK.

"Moreover, TIS’s partnership with Solutions Training now enables us to offer all our corporate clients access to this wealth of health and safety-related subject matter expertise, instructor-led training and e-learning approaches," he added.


Notes for editors

About Solutions Training & Advisory Limited

Founded by Paul Meek in 1992 and based in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, Solutions Training & Advisory Limited specialises in training and consultancy in health and safety risk management in the workplace. To date, its:
• classroom training has been received by over 40,000 people,
• video resource pack has been received by over 50,000 people and
• e-learning platform has been used by over 5m people.

Moreover, over 85 per cent of the UK’s ambulance services use Solutions Training; over 100 local authorities have used its service and its courses are rigorously assessed and endorsed by seven Accreditation Bodies.

Solutions Training & Advisory Limited focuses on changing attitudes, behaviours, knowledge and skills to manage and reduce risk in clients’ workplaces.

It specialises in catering for the learning needs of those in the emergency services; transport; health; local authorities; charities, and commercial operations. It provides:
• Moving and handling programmes, accredited with EXEXCEL / BTEC awards
• Conflict Management programmes, accredited by EDEXCEL
• First Aid training, approved by the Health and Safety Executive

About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)

Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a global leader in e-learning, is a part of the $22bn Tata Group. Truly international, TIS has a presence across the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Japan, India, and mainland Europe. TIS offers corporations, universities, schools, publishers, and government institutions a diversified and innovative bouquet of learning and training solutions including Simulation-based Learning Objects (SimBLs™), Story-based Learning Objects (StoBLs™), courseware and curriculum design, special-needs education, assessments, electronic performance support systems (EPSS), mobile learning, along with other corporate training and consultancy services. Our multi-disciplinary expertise and 16 years’ experience across domains helps us design e-learning programmes that are unique to clients’ requirements and specifically crafted to boost knowledge retention and application.

Apart from holding ISO 9001 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organisation in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. TIS’s quest for excellence is reflected in numerous prestigious industry awards, including a Silver Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award 2005 and 2004, APEX Award of Excellence in 2005 and 2006, BETT Awards in 2004 and 2006, and two Business World–NID Design Excellence awards.

For more information log on to www.tatainteractive.com

About the Tata Group

The Tata Group, established in 1904 by the great visionary Jamsetji Tata, is one of India’s largest and most trusted business houses. The group pioneered the industrial revolution in India by founding the first steel plant, power plant and chain of luxury hotels, to name but a few.

The Group employs more than 220,000 people in 93 companies across diversified industry sectors including steel, automobiles, cement, telecom and IT. Generating revenues to the tune of $22 billion per year – some three per cent of India’s total GDP – it is recognised as a leader in several industry segments such as such as steel, power, software exports and chemicals. It is also the parent company to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Asia’s largest software producer.

For more information, log on to www.tata.com

Further information from:
Alan Samuel, Tata Interactive Systems, 020 7905 0156, www.tatainteractive.com
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, 01727 860405, www.boblittlepr.com

Company: Tata Interactive Systems
Contact Name: Bob Little
Contact Email: bob.little@dial.pipex.com
Contact Phone: 00 44 (0) 1 727 860405

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