Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Why Attend

The transportation or transporting of Dangerous Goods is a complicated process. It is often taken for granted in the overall “safety training” discussion. Think about it this way; you offer or send out a product that can pose a risk to the safety of drivers, flight crew, dock workers, rail workers, all handlers, receivers, and employees in general. The product is packaged incorrectly as per regulations. These regulations are developed worldwide by experts that study and test packaging for the safe movement of hazards. You do not package to the applicable standard due to the lack of proper training, understanding of regulations, or just negligence. The dangerous good now leaks or releases out of a vehicle, aircraft, vessel, or train. This unique training course on Transportation of Dangerous Goods covers discussion of critical areas of safe handling and transportation by air, sea, rail, and road.

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Course Objectives

  • The training course on Transportation of Dangerous Goods aims to help participants to develop the following critical objectives:
  • • Understand the requirements of the TDG system for employers, consignors, carriers, and consignees
  • • Assess the requirements for training and certification of employees with TDG duties
  • • Establish effective procedures for the classification and documentation of dangerous goods
  • • Ensure that the correct safety marks are applied to suitable means of containment
  • • Develop systems for appropriate emergency planning and response

Target Audience

This Transportation of Dangerous Goods training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will be particularly beneficial to:
• managers and supervisors with TDG responsibilities
• employers and owners with TDG responsibilities
• Consignors, carriers, consignees and others with TDG responsibilities who prefer a comprehensive course on the TDG system

Module 1: Introduction to Transportation of Dangerous Goods

  • KeyTopics:
    • Background and purpose of the regulations
    • Training and certification
    • Enforcement
    • Definition of terms
    • Responsibilities of shipper, carriers, and receivers
    • History and Purpose of the Regulations
    • Training and Certification Requirements
    • Responsibilities while having charge, care, and control of a dangerous goods shipment

Module 2: Classification

  • KeyTopics:
    • 9 classes of dangerous goods
    • Class Divisions
    • Primary and Subsidiary Classification
    • Packing Groups
    • Special Divisions
    • Divisions, packing groups, subsidiary classification, special provisions
    • Shipping names, UN numbers
    • Use of the TDG Schedules

Module 3: Documentation

  • KeyTopics:
    • Information required on all shipping documents
    • Location and distribution of documents
    • Requirements for Shipping Documentation Information
    • Empty or Residue Containing/Packaging Requirements
    • Overview of Hazardous Waste Manifest
    • Retention of documents
    • Waste manifests/movement document

Safety Marking

    • Labels, markings, and placards
    • Container/Packaging Labels and Marks
    • Placarding Requirements
    • Location, Replacement, and Removal of Safety Marks
    • UN packaging and “safe” packaging
    • Closure instructions
    • TP14850 packaging
    • CGSB, CSA, and UN Regulations or Guidelines

Module 4: Emergency Protocols

  • KeyTopics:
    • Accidental Release:
      • Responsible Emergency Measures
      • Reporting Responsibilities and Requirements
      • Incident Containment
      • Establishing an ERAP

Module 5: Dangerous Occurrences

  • KeyTopics:
    • Definition of “Dangerous Occurrences”
    • Reporting Requirements
    • ERAP Requirements
    • Special Requirements
    • Multi-modal and trans-border shipments
    • Special Cases and Exemptions
    • Equivalency Certificates

This course has not been scheduled, however you can request for In-House training