Bribery Act Awareness Training

What is Bribery Act Awareness Training

At HL Online Training, we provide an online course in Bribery Act Awareness, ideal for employers looking for training in Bribery Act Awareness for business, as well as other types of organisations. We provide a certificated and accredited online course in Bribery Act Awareness, which is a subject that will benefit an entire workforce, from upper management, right down to entry-level employees and volunteers.

Bribery is a criminal offence that occurs when an individual offers something of value, and in return, they gain influence over the person receiving the bribe. This is usually money, but it can be anything else of value, and by handing this to another the giver can influence the behaviour of the recipient. Whether or not the person receiving the bribe feels pressurised to do so, it is a criminal offence for both parties involved, and both will be prosecuted if caught.

Bribery takes place in all walks of life, especially business – from public office and politics to all sizes of commercial businesses. It is common practice the world over to give gifts to business associates in order to ensure their favour and loyalty, and this is not necessarily considered bribery. However, in the case of large amounts of money and sizable gifts being given in order to obviously sway the actions of the recipient, this is considered bribery and is an unlawful act.

Certain situations call for no money of gifts to be given at all, for example, policemen, traffic wardens and gambling establishment staff are forbidden to receive gifts of money such as tips. Many employers have a policy in place to ban their staff receiving gifts of any sort.  It is important that employers and employees are trained in this area, and the accredited online course in Bribery Act Awareness by us at HL Online Training is one of the best ways to ensure this.

What is the Bribery Act?

It was on the 1st of July 2011 that the UK Bribery Act 2010 came into power. This made it a legal requirement that all businesses operating within the United Kingdom should provide employees with adequate training in Bribery Act Awareness.

By training in this area, by means of an online course in Bribery Act Awareness, staff gain an understanding of the law, as well as how bribery and corruption can occur in business, and what can be done to protect themselves from such acts. A responsible employer will be aware of the Bribery Act, and take the necessary steps in making their staff aware of it too.

Who needs to take the Bribery Act Awareness course?

As we have mentioned, since the introduction of the UK Bribery Act 2010, which came into power in 2011, all employees should be supplied with adequate training in Bribery Act Awareness. This includes bar staff, restaurant managers, retail staff, banking staff, local council workers, and so on. Adequate training in the area would be an accredited online course, such as the one provided by us at HL Online Training.

Our online training course discusses the nature of bribery, current anti-bribery corruption legislation, the implications of a bribery compliance program and the consequences of failing to implement a bribery program. This is a serious matter of complying with the law and the training should be a priority for all employers to arrange, irrespective of the nature of the industry.

For any business owners and employers querying whether or not they need this online training, it is a legal requirement to provide it under the UK Bribery Act 2010. Our course will provide all the up to date legal information as regards the British law in relation to bribery and corruption in business, therefore it will equip the learner with the skills necessary to carry out their job with the correct awareness for their own protection.

Who benefits from the Bribery Act Awareness course?

By raising the awareness in this area, the employer and employee will both greatly benefit from undertaking such training. Bribery is a crime that both parties to engage in, both the giver of money or items and the receiver. It is therefore vital that staff are trained in the risks and implications of such behaviour, and also educated in how to deal with such possibilities in order to protect themselves. As a knock-on effect, the general public and other businesses will benefit from the prevention of such corruption.

What does the Bribery Act Awareness course involve?

The Bribery Act Awareness online course from HL Online Training can be carried out online, in the learners own time, and in a place that suits them. Our advanced learning portal enables the learner to access the course via any device they choose; laptop, tablet, PC or smartphone. This makes it the ideal form of training for fitting in with work and home commitments and ensuring a large number of people access the course if need be.

The course, Bribery Act Awareness, focuses on preventing bribery and corruption in the workplace, and in business. The aim is to also protect the individual from becoming involved in such situations which hold legal implications for all involved.

The learner can complete this short awareness course in their own time, at their own pace.  They will have the choice to carry out the course in one go, or split it into shorter sections. The learner is also able to retake the course, ensuring that they complete it and are certificated by the end. The focus is on educating the learner and ensuring they have understood all the aspects of the Bribery Act Awareness course.

We provide full technical support to the learner should any difficulties arise with using our learning portal, so as an employer you can rest assured that this will not take up any of your valuable time. Get in touch with us at HL Online Training to discuss booking the courses and us setting up the learning portal for your employees.

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