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Core Aims and Objectives for Stand Alone Course and IIAI New Diploma Qualifying Unit


The course aims to i). enhance the delegate’s understanding of common, coronial, civil and criminal law in theory and in practice, ii). aid the provision of practical business advice in respect of the modern expectations and requirements of those laws.


Upon successful completion (see note), delegates will be equipped to...


  • Describe the general health & safety duties of a range of natural and non-natural persons under common and criminal law;


  • Explain the common and criminal law tests, burdens and standards of proof in respect of health & safety allegations involving injury and death;


  • Describe the investigative approaches required by the various branches of law;


  • Outline the crown censure process;


  • Discuss advanced disclosure, confidentiality and privilege;


  • List the powers of an enforcing authority inspector and provide a range of typical reasons for, and outcomes of, the use of those powers;


  • Explain the term ‘standard of care’ in respect of a range of parties;


  • Provide examples of health & safety offences, their possible modes of trial, the mechanism by which penalties are determined and additional court powers;  


  • Outline a coroners investigation and the role of the Police within it;


  • Discuss the types of statement an enforcing authority inspector can take. 


Note: Delegates completing the course as a stand alone unit are equipped to achieve the objectives and examined by way of multiple choice, open book examination. Delegates who later rely upon this course as a completed component of the IIAI Diploma will, in addition to the original course examination, complete a closed book, written examination in relation to it as part of their IIAI Diploma finals.