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Transport of Dangerous Goods Awareness Introduction Course

Transport of Dangerous Goods Awareness Introduction Training Course Overview

The recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG) are developed by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods to ensure that the risks to people, property and the environment are minimised when transporting hazardous materials.

Some of the key objectives of the recommendations on TDG are the harmonisation of hazard awareness, reduction in risk when transporting by appropriate packaging/containment, and better communication through marking, labelling and documentation across all modes of transport.

It is mandatory under UK law for personnel involved in a company transporting Dangerous Goods (DG) to be appropriately trained before commencing work. This includes personnel responsible for the classification, packing, marking/labelling, documentation and loading and unloading of DG. These training requirements extend across all modes of transportation, with air DG transportation having the strictest requirements.

Incorrect undertaking of any process involved in DG transportation could have implications including shipment delays, safety issues, financial penalties, and in some cases legal action.

The Dangerous Goods Awareness Training Course will provide delegates with the essential knowledge necessary to satisfy the legal requirement for a basic level of training.

Who should attend?

The content of the Dangerous Goods Training Introduction Course is aimed at those individuals who have a responsibility for any/all of the following:

  • Authoring SDSs and the completion of Section 1
  • Classification of Dangerous Goods
  • Packing, Labelling and Marking of Dangerous Goods
  • Preparing goods for despatch (e.g. palletisation, over-packing)
  • Providing Dangerous Goods documentation

Please Note: Aspects of dangerous goods transportation not covered in the course:

The course does not cover in detail issues relating to materials of Class 1 (Explosives), Class 2 (Gases) – although will introduce aerosols, Division 6.2 (Infectious), Class 7 (Radioactive).  The course does not cover carriage in tanks, or the requirements for transportation of DG by air.

When and where is the course?

Our office is in Nottingham, United Kingdom, providing free car parking and easy access from all major motorways. The course runs from 9am until 4pm.

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