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TDG Fully Compliant Online Includes ID Verification

A Training Company That Sets Itself Apart

For too long, regulatory or industry-required workforce training has been treated by businesses as a nuisance, and an unnecessary drain on their time and money. What’s often forgotten is that workforce training is a critical and legally defensible method of controlling specific risks that in the past have cost individuals their lives, managers their jobs, and owners their businesses.

In an effort to prevent further losses, regulators took an important step and made some training a regulatory requirement. But as more and more “training” has moved online a new concern has arisen — how do organizations prove that their workforce training is recognized if they can’t prove the learner’s identity and participation? And without proof, the certification itself ceases to have value.

That’s bad for business, bad for regulatory bodies, and especially bad for individuals who haven’t received the training that could potentially save their life and the lives of others.

Training Expectations are changing

In late 2020, the government of Canada took a significant step towards clarifying training expectations. In late 2020, the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) outlined the requirements for training, assessment, and competency of persons who handle, offer for transport, or transport dangerous goods by road, rail, marine, and air in Canada.

In Transportation of dangerous goods training, assessment and competency, the standard states that employers must ensure that when general awareness training is being conducted that “the person’s identity has been confirmed, prior to or at the time of the training.” (6.1.1, c)

The standard further requires that the participation of the verified individual is the responsibility of employers to “ensure that the general awareness assessment is completed by the person whose identity has been confirmed”. (6.1.2, b)

Not every training provider recognizes how important it is to meet these changing expectations. It’s only the leading training providers in Canada that cater to employers with a deep understanding of their regulatory and due diligence requirements

Leading the way in remote proctored certification

One such training provider is Probe It, a Canadian training company with a history of providing verified online training through their use of Integrity Advocate’s remote proctoring service. Probe It recently released their new Transportation of Dangerous Goods By Ground training that uses Integrity Advocate to verify that the worker who needs the training is in fact the person taking it.

“As a company, it did not seem responsible to issue training certificates to individuals that we did not know had taken the training,” said Probe It President and CEO Bashir Sayed. “Probe It is growing its market share by providing training that focuses on workforce development and adherence to regulatory requirements in the training content, and just as importantly, in training delivery,” added Sayed.

With the emergence of many online training providers over the last year, it’s become clear that organizations have an important decision to make:

Do they purchase cheap, short, and easy training products with no way to verify that the right person completed the course? Or do they invest in high-quality, engaging, and effective training delivered to personnel whose identity and participation have been verified?

Probe It: The smart choice

The answer is clear: Probe Its new Transportation of Dangerous Goods By Ground certification featuring identity verification and participation monitoring technology is the best choice for organizations that are committed to delivering high-quality training, mitigating operational risk, and achieving regulatory compliance.