Who Requires Aviation Dangerous Goods Awareness Training?

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Dangerous goods are “articles or substances which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment” and which are covered under the IATA regulations. IATA DGR Appendix A.
 
Many everyday items and substances can be dangerous when transported by air.
Due to the variations in temperature and pressure during a flight, some of these items may leak or break, generating toxic fumes or possibly starting a fire.

Employees who may come into contact with dangerous goods need to be aware of the nature of such goods, their potential for causing incidents and accidents and how they should be dealt with.
 
In addition anyone processing Passengers or performing security checks on them need to have a high level of awareness and to be vigilant regarding the potential for passengers to unknowingly carry Dangerous Goods on their person or to place in the personal baggage in the aircraft cargo compartment.

The rules which govern the requirement for Dangerous Goods Training are derived from the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Technical Instructions (TI) for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air.
 
The requirement mandates that both initial and recurrent in-depth DG training must be undertaken by shippers and or their agents, as well as anyone involved in the packing, or forwarding of Freight. In addition cargo agents, operators and airlines, also any agencies who are handling operators and performing the cargo acceptance function.
 
Moreover Awareness level training is required for the staff of operators as well as any subcontract service providers and other agencies who may be acting on behalf of the operators performing any of the following functions:
 
a) Ground handling
b) Storage and loading of cargo
c) Storage and loading of baggage
d) Passenger handling and security staff responsible for screening passengers and their baggage
e) Flight crew members and flight attendants
 
ICAO TI requires recurrent training to be undertaken within 24 months of previous training to ensure that the knowledge remains current, unless a competent authority has defined a shorter period. 
 
Most countries accept that IATA DGR although not legally enforceable do in fact deliver best practice and accept that showing compliance with IATA DGR will demonstrate compliance with the legal obligations of the organization.
 
In addition the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) requires that instructors of dangerous goods courses “have adequate instructional skills and must have successfully completed a DG training program”.

Dangerous Goods Awareness trainings available on SofemaOnline.com:

DG 1 Operators and Ground Handling Agent's staff accepting Cargo or Mail (Category 7)
Course type: Presentation without voice over
Approximate duration: up to 5 hours training
Price: 60.00 USD

DG 2 (Category 8) Operators and Ground Handling Agent's (Fly with DG)
Course type: Presentation without voice over
Approximate duration: up to 7 hours training
Price: 70.00 USD

DG 3 (Category 9 and Category 15) Passenger Handling Staff – applicable to both DG and Non DG Carriers (Fly & No Fly DG)
Course type: Presentation without voice over
Approximate duration: up to 5 hours training
Price: 60.00 USD

DG 4 (Category 10) Flight Crew Members, Load Masters / Planners and Flight Operations Officers
Course type: Presentation without voice over
Approximate duration: up to 3.5 hours training
Price: 45.00 USD

DG 5 (Category 11 and Category 17) Flight Crew Members (other than Flight Crew Members in DG 4)
Course type: Presentation without voice over
Approximate duration: up to 5 hours training
Price: 60.00 USD

DG 6 (Category 12) Security Staff who deal with the screening of passengers and crew and their baggage
Course type: Presentation without voice over
Approximate duration: up to 5 hours training
Price: 60.00 USD

DG 7 (Category 13) Operators and Ground Handling Agent's staff accepting Cargo or Mail (other than DG)
Course type: Presentation without voice over
Approximate duration: up to 5 hours training
Price: 60.00 USD

DG 8 (Category 14) Operators and Ground Handling staff - handling, storage and loading
Course type: Presentation without voice over
Approximate duration: up to 7 hours training
Price: 45.00 USD

DG 9 (Category 16) Flight Crew Members, Load Masters, Load Planners and Flight Operations
Course type: Presentation without voice over
Approximate duration: up to 3.5 hours training
Price: 45.00 USD

You can also benefit from our discounts for multiple enrollments.

If you have any questions regarding SofemaOnline please email us at online@sassofia.com

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