FREE Protected Disclosures training available via the iCertifyU App.  

FREE Protected Disclosures training for everyone, via the iCertifyU App, whether you are an employee, student, work experience participant, apprentice, agency worker or jobseeker. Download the App from the App store and start the free training today!

Three Easy Steps to Protected Disclosures Training

  1. Log in and complete the Protected Disclosures training  
  2. Complete the Protected Disclosures multichoice exam   
  3. Download your IIRSM Approved Certificate  


On completion of each course, IIRSM (International Institute for Risk and Safety Management) approved certificates are issued automatically, which can be easily downloaded and saved.  

Other examples of the free courses provided via the iCertifyU App  

  • Driver Safety Awareness  
  • Health and Safety Awareness for Cleaners  
  • Hazardous Substances Awareness  
  • Accessibility in Education  
  • Incident Reporting and Awareness   

Protected Disclosures in the Workplace

A protected disclosure is a qualifying disclosure, made by a worker that they reasonably believe demonstrates serious wrongdoing in the workplace.  

It is the reporting of suspected wrongdoing in the public interest and can include a wide range of issues, ranging from criminal offenses like fraud to breaches of health and safety regulations. The key element is the “reasonable belief” that the information being disclosed exposes a danger to the public or a serious breach of the law. 

Making a Protected Disclosure

Follow company-specific procedures first. Give the organisation the chance to address issues internally and take corrective action.

If internal reporting feels risky or support is required, consider external options such as relevant regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies, and the media as a last resort.

Gather evidence to strengthen your claims (documents, emails, recordings). Be discreet about your intentions. 


The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998

To qualify for protection under whistleblowing law (the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998) specifically, you must be an employee/worker; make a disclosure of information, reasonably believe the concern to be of public interest and reasonably believe the issue to represent a category of wrongdoing in the law. 

Protected disclosure laws shield employees from being punished for speaking up. Employers cannot harass, fire or demote whistleblowers.  

Whistleblowing is a courageous act, and the law supports your right to speak up. Protected disclosures foster transparency and accountability in the workplace, encourage ethical conduct and protect employees and the public. 

Development of the iCertifyU App

Oliver De Maria (Project Coordinator) and Erin Beck (Project Coordinator) 

The App is free, developed by Oliver De Maria (Project Coordinator) and Erin Beck (Project Coordinator) whilst working with the iProtectU IT Developers.

Both Oliver and Erin wanted to increase health, safety and wellbeing awareness in the workplace and made it their mission to develop a free, easy-to-use product, available to all.  

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