New Whistleblowing eLearning Course
These days, ethical organisations across both the public and private sector are keen to promote a culture of openness and transparency. As part of any drive to achieve an ethical culture, it’s important to put in place the right procedures and protections for genuine whistleblowers.
In response to this, EssentialSkillz, the global leader in online safety training and compliance software, has launched an eLearning course to remind businesses how to inform and protect employees on whistleblowing.
It’s vital to ensure that employees need to understand the legal protection they have if they find themselves in the position where they become a Whistleblower. Failures within an organisation to deal with issues internally can lead to reduced profits, damaged reputations and in some cases, damage to health or the environment or to loss of life.
Where an organisation’s internal governance procedures have broken down, a whistleblower can save lives. This is exemplified in recent cases of abuse in several UK care homes brought to light by whistleblowers. Failure to encourage the reporting of serious issues can, as the report into the Deepwater Horizon disaster shows, potentially be fatal – not to mention costing billions of dollars in environmental damage.
EssentialSkillz’s Whistleblowing eLearning Course course first explains what constitutes whistleblowing, outlines how whistleblowers are protected, and justifies the reasons why organisations have a whistleblowing policy
Julian Roberts, CEO of EssentialSkillz, said:
“Whistleblowing can affect employees across both the public and private sectors, including police officers, NHS employees, office workers and factory workers. Whether it’s fraud or dangerous working practices that undermine Health & Safety, all organisations should have both a policy and the relevant training in place in case governance breaks down.”