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.
Introduction, British law and course outline
Limitations, State and Operator Variations
Classification of Dangerous Goods
Dangerous Goods not listed by name
Excepted and Limited Quantities
Mixtures and solutions
Packing of Dangerous Goods (Overpacks / Segregation / 'Q'Value formula)
Specification package markings
Marking and labelling
Handling and loading
NOTOC (Notification to Captain)
CAA Validation Examination
Who should attend
The legislation recognises 12 categories if staff and specifies the training the 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 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.
Non-member price - £497 + 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.