Online Courses

Welcome to Shift into Winter’s portal of free online road safety courses. The courses provide practical, easy-to-use learning to help you improve road safety in your workplace.

Preventing workplace crashes is smart business – it saves lives and avoids serious injuries, property damage, downtime and lost productivity. These courses are created to help you do just that.

  • Winter Driving Safety

    This course provides you with the tools you need to plan, implement and monitor a winter driving safety program in your organization. Throughout the course, you will be presented with challenges to complete using the winter driving safety employer toolkit.

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  • Understanding Employer Road Safety Obligations

    This course provides practical understanding of road safety legislation and regulations and which ones apply to your workplace. It also shows you what you can do to comply with requirements and where to access resources to help you take action.

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  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

    Taking effective action to prevent crashes requires understanding the hazards your employees face when driving. This course explains hazard ID and risk assessment, helps learners build their road hazard inventory and illustrates two methods for evaluating risks.

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  • Controlling Exposure to Driving-Related Hazards

    When it comes to the driving-related hazards your employees face, some controls work better than others. This course uses a road safety perspective to explain the Hierarchy of Controls and walks learners through a handy approach to identify and apply measures to control exposure to those hazards.

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  • Building Effective Policies and Procedures

    Because they guide the everyday decisions and actions of your employees, effective policies and safe work procedures are essential road safety tools. This interactive course explains the steps for building policies and procedures that fit your workplace.

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  • Journey Management

    Have you considered the opportunities to minimize driving-related risks by selecting the safest travel methods? This course explains how employers can manage the driving employees do, and demonstrates tools drivers can use to prepare and execute safe journeys.

  • Investigating Motor Vehicle Incidents

    As devastating as motor vehicle incidents are, they are also opportunities to learn. This course demonstrates hands-on methods learners can apply to conduct constructive investigations that yield useful results, and to implement effective corrective actions.

Who should take these courses?

If you are an employer or supervisor of people who drive as part of their job, or if you have a role in making or implementing road safety decisions in your organization, these courses are designed with you in mind. As an employer, supervisor or manager, you have important responsibilities for the health and safety of employees when they are behind the wheel. These courses provide relevant information and guide you through the free toolkits and resources available on the Road Safety At Work and Shift into Winter websites. They will help you plan, build, implement and monitor policies, practices and procedures that work for your organization.

How long are the courses?

The courses range from one to three hours including learning activities. Each can be taken at your own pace. You can start anytime throughout the year and login for short or longer periods to complete the activities.

Is there a course deadline?

There is no course deadline and you can log in to access each course and its related tools and resources at any time.

What happens once I finish the course?

After you successfully complete each course, you will be able to download a course completion certificate to share with your manager and/or colleagues.