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Environmental Compliance Course

(Australia)

Environmental law is complex and imposes a large number of obligations on companies and workers. It’s important for you and your organisation to recognise the need to comply with these laws and to maintain appropriate standards of environmental compliance. Offences carry great penalties and, with managers and directors being personally liable, the exposed risk in this area is huge.

Safetrac’s course on ‘Environmental Compliance’ creates awareness of the potential risks, explores the basics of environmental law and its imposed obligations within the workplace.

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Learning outcomes

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • understand the general principles of environmental law;
  • outline the obligations of companies and workers;
  • understand the importance of complying with environmental laws.

Course contents

  • An overview of environmental laws and obligations
  • Who can enforce environmental laws?
  • What happens if an environmental law is breached?
  • Environmental offences and penalties
  • Who can be liable?
  • Corporate liability
  • Vicarious liability
  • Liability of directors and managers
  • Defences and sentencing
  • Due diligence
  • Incident reporting
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