A somewhat common but risky practice for employees is to sign training records that do not specify the training being performed.
It is difficult to find a company that does not have in its policy a provision that requires accurate documentation of all forms used for record keeping. Training records are legal documents that prove that a specified employee received a specified training on a specified day.
Employees who sign documents that do not detail the training they received are in effect allowing the company to create its own representation that may be used to claim that the employee received training that did not take place.
It is important prior to receiving any training to inspect the document, its statement of training areas to be performed, and the date it was performed. It is advisable to sign the document after the training so that the employee is confident the record is accurate.
Once operator qualifications or compliance training is performed it is difficult to dispute the record.