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Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air
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Please note, due to COVID-19 some course dates are being offered through a virtual classroom

dangerous goods by air


International law requires that all staff involved in the shipping, packing, documentation, carriage or handling of Dangerous Goods by Air must be trained to the required level listed in the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

The training provided must be approved by a nominated competent authority within each member state. In the UK this authority is the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), who enforce the regulations under the legally binding Air Navigation Order (Dangerous Goods Regulations). Revalidaton must be completed within 24 months.

This is a 3 day training course and includes the CAA certificate fee. Delivered by CAA Approved Trainers.


Learning outcomes

Day One

  • Introduction, British law and course outline
  • Applicability
  • Limitations, State and Operator Variations
  • Classification of Dangerous Goods
  • Identification
  • Dangerous Goods not listed by name
  • Excepted and Limited Quantities
  • Mixtures and solutions

Day Two

  • Packing of Dangerous Goods (Overpacks / Segregation / 'Q'Value formula)
  • Specification package markings
  • Marking and labelling

Day Three

  • Documentation
  • Handling and loading
  • Acceptance checksheets
  • NOTOC (Notification to Captain)
  • Emergency procedures
  • CAA Validation Examination


Who should attend

The legislation recognises 12 categories of staff and specifies the training they must receive. For example:

Category 1: Shippers and Carriers

Category 3: Freight Forwarders 

Category 6: Operators and Ground Handling Agents

All require 'full in-depth training'. The remaining 9 categories require shorter but specific job related training.


The Presenter

The Dangerous Goods Academy is run by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) - one of the biggest business groups in the UK, supporting, shaping and standing up for efficient logistics.

With FTA’s Dangerous Goods training you benefit from:

  • assurance that your staff are qualified and competent to legally transport dangerous goods.
  • training delivered by a professional team of trainers with extensive industry knowledge.
  • courses that meet your needs, whatever your involvement with the transportation of dangerous goods.

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Non-member price - £521.25 + VAT

IOE&IT members can benefit from a 15% discount by quoting code IOE19 when booking.


Price includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments. It also includes the CAA certificate fee.


For training dates and locations, please visit the following link:


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