Leading workplace safety and quality platform, SafetyCulture has acquired award-winning mobile training solution, EdApp, which currently delivers approximately 50,000 lessons per day across over 90 countries. The acquisition will enable millions of workers to access world-class micro-learning resources.

With the backing of SafetyCulture, EdApp will now offer a free version of its training platform globally to businesses of all sizes.

Learners acquire knowledge in targeted bursts when it suits them best and can learn at their own pace. Courses that employ micro elearning typically see completion rates rise from as low as 15% to around 90% and beyond.

SafetyCulture’s existing 26,000 customers were offered access to EdApp earlier this year as the two companies closely collaborated to find ways to support businesses through COVID-19. The initial partnership saw businesses across sectors creating hundreds of courses and completing thousands of lessons.

SafetyCulture CEO, Luke Anear, believes training integration is the natural next step for the company,

“We’re experiencing the biggest workplace shake-up since economies were rebuilt after World War II. This is not survival of the fittest, this is survival of those that can adapt. The pandemic has made it clear there’s a huge appetite for training as companies look to get safely back to business. EdApp will strengthen our ability to support businesses to do their best work.”

EdApp CEO, Darren Winterford, added: “There are thousands of businesses across the world with no access to training. SafetyCulture’s data illustrates that effective training will really benefit these workplaces. While we’ve traditionally focused on enterprise training, SafetyCulture’s backing will enable us to support teams of any size, free of charge.”

This is SafetyCulture’s first acquisition and follows a series of investments it made into EdApp over the last two years, most recently a $1 million convertible note investment in early 2020.

Customers of SafetyCulture and EdApp include the likes of Coles, Cathay Pacific, Marley Spoon, Mars, United Nations and Deloitte.