There is an executive due diligence obligation to ensure that the Chain of Responsibility parties comply with their safety duties. This extends to an executive of a legal entity who must exercise due diligence to ensure the legal entity complies with the safety duty. Safety duties cover all major safety offences that executives can manage as part of their role.
This course trains about six due diligence areas that managers, leaders, business owners and directors should understand: Knowledge, Understanding, Resources, Information, Compliance and Verification. The course discusses the four chain of responsibility areas of speed, fatigue, mass, dimension and loading and vehicle standards. The training includes a robust assessment, certificate and report.
The Chain of Responsibility is a means of admitting evidence of what is known about risks and controls. It may be used by a court to determine what is reasonably practicable in the circumstances to which it relates. Your corporate reputation and financial position can suffer if you are, directly or indirectly, involved in a heavy vehicle incident or breach of the Law that impacts public safety.
At the completion of this course learners will:
- Learn about the Chain of Responsibility and when it applies.
- Understand the chain of responsibility requirements of the executive or business owner.
- Learn about the obligations in terms of business practices to eliminate or minimise risks to the public.
- Learn about the hazards of the business and their impact on the chain of responsibility.
- Understand the procedures and financial and physical resources needed to meet their duties to eliminate or minimise public risks.
- Learn how to identify actions resulting from incidents and the importance of continual oversight.
- Learn how to stablish and maintain systems to ensure business practices, policies and procedures comply with the duties and obligations.
- Understand the importance of governance that includes regular inspections and auditing processes to ensure the procedures and resources are in place and used.
- Learn about the critical hazard areas covered in the chain of responsibility.
- Understand that the chain of responsibility can be used by a court to determine what is reasonably practicable.
Course length: 10 mins (7-minute animated and subtitled video + 7 short answer assessment)
- Certificate of completion
- In-depth Reporting
- Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
- Optional pass rate
- All content can be customised
- Pause and resume function
Available in English and French.