Do I need Dangerous Goods Awareness Training?

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If you are involved in any way with the shipping of Dangerous Goods then you require training, even if you are not personally responsible you may still require Dangerous goods awareness training. (See the following Job Role definition for persons who require DG Awareness Training).
 
- Operators and Ground Handling Agent's staff accepting Cargo or Mail (other than Dangerous Goods) For Operators who Carry DG (Fly with DG)
- Operators and Ground Handling Agent's staff involved in the handling, storage and loading of cargo or mail and baggage. For Operators who Carry DG (Fly with DG)
- Passenger Handling Staff – applicable to both DG and Non DG Carriers (Fly & No Fly DG)
- Flight Crew Members, Load Masters, Load Planners and Flight Operations Officers / Flight Dispatchers (Where the operator carries Dangerous Goods (Fly with DG)
- Flight Crew Members (other than Flight Crew Members previously identified) – applicable to both DG and Non DG Carriers (Fly & No Fly DG)
- Security Staff who deal with the screening of passengers and crew and their baggage and cargo or mail (e.g. Security screeners, their supervisors and staff involved in implementing security procedures.
- Operators and Ground Handling Agent's staff accepting Cargo or Mail (other than Dangerous Goods) For Operators who “DO NOT” Carry DG (No Fly with DG)
- Operators and Ground Handling Agent's staff involved in the handling, storage and loading of cargo or mail and baggage.
- Flight Crew Members, Load Masters, Load Planners and Flight Operations Officers / Flight Dispatchers (Where the operator does not carry Dangerous Goods (No Fly)

As can be seen from the above the list is comprehensive and is intended to ensure that everyone who is in some way potentially exposed to the possibility of Dangerous Goods shipment whether it is intentionally declared or unintentionally miss declared.
 
The training which is required is measured against the Job Role and should be appropriate to the involvement of the person and is dependent on the tasks undertaken.
 
Do I need training to ship dangerous goods (hazmat)?

Yes, all persons involved in the preparation and shipping of dangerous goods must have appropriate training.
 
What does the Training Cover?

The training should provide an awareness of the general provisions of the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), an understanding of the different classes of hazard and guidance on how to identify dangerous goods which are presented as passenger baggage or cargo.
 
In addition specific training shall be provided applicable to the job role of the delegate, to include in most cases the need to understand and to address the in the correct way the hazards which are presented related to the potential of a Dangerous Goods accident, promoting safe handling and understanding the use of Dangerous Goods Emergency Procedures.

To see all DG related courses that we offer please see Here.

You can also benefit from our discounts for multiple enrollments.

If any questions occur during the studying process our experienced trainers would be happy to support you. Please see www.sofemaonline.com or email online@sassofia.com or office@sassofia.com 

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