Under the partnership, Mills Oakley and Velvic have developed a cohesive training and management system to identify hazards and risks associated with tasks carried out by employees at primary and secondary schools across Australia.
Velpic chief executive Russell Francis says the new offering will provide expert content, created by Mills Oakley, on safety management within schools in order to minimise exposure of employees to potential hazards and schools from potential litigation.
The content will be delivered via Velpic’s learning management system (LMS).
Francis said that, subsequently, it has become imperative that schools demonstrate active involvement in identifying, addressing and training employees against workplace risks.
The platform will be available to schools for $250 per month, to be billed annually, and the package will allow up to 250 monthly active users. Additional content updates will also be provided on legislative developments to ensure that schools are ahead of the curve and adhering to best practices.
Schools will also have the ability to upgrade to a standard higher plan, with no additional cost for the Mills Oakley content. The higher plan will allow customers to create their own training modules, specific to their school that may relate to other topics outside of health and safety.
Francis said the targeted content provides the initial stepping stone for Velpic to tap into a new market and additional revenue opportunities.
“The launch of this new offering enables us to tap into the Australian educational sector. We have partnered with the best legal experts in this field, Mills Oakley, and through their expertise and in depth knowledge of the sector we can deliver a high quality and real value add product for schools,” Francis said.
Kate Walawski of Mills Oakley said: “I am delighted to be partnering with Velpic to deliver this much needed solution to the educational sector. Teachers’ health and safety often comes second in many school environments and we want to ensure that they are given the right training to safeguard themselves against potential hazards and dangers in the workplace.”