Airport rescue and fire staff train with LMS

June 2004
IT Training;Jun2004, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports that the airport operator, BAA has reorganised the way it manages training for rescue and firefighting staff at its seven British airports. The company is using a learning management system (LMS), Saba's Enterprise Learning Suite to manage the training for the J around 500 staff that work in the division. It is vital for BAA to have an efficient way of managing its fire department training as airports could be closed if it fails its annual inspection. Firefighters spend a lot of time training. Every fire station has a training centre, and each person has about 600 different training items a year to deal with, said Greg Kontusz, the vice-president of marketing, EMEA, for Saba. He added that when they realised that they had several million training records in a database, with no real way of managing them, they decided it was time to opt for an LMS. Staff can access the LMS at any time. Firefighters log on to check records, find out when assessments are due and begin preparing for them.


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