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EASAOnline looks at the Notification to Captain (NOTOC)

BEST Practice – Driven By IATA

Each airline is individually responsible for developing the procedures which should be followed to ensure that the Captain is fully informed at all times. A typical process involves the use of the Notification to Captain Document which is otherwise known as a NOTOC. IATA requires all of its member airlines to notify the flight deck crew (the pilot) anytime dangerous goods are to be loaded on board their flights. It is both a standard and a best practice procedure to ensure that on any flight the crew have full knowledge of what is being carried in the cargo compartments.

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All persons involved in the preparation and shipping of dangerous goods must have appropriate training.

EASAOnline.com offers Dangerous Goods Awareness 50% Summer Discount

Until the end of August 2017 all www.EASAOnline.com Dangerous Goods Awareness training courses are offered with a special 50% discounted price.

The offer is not combinable with multiple courses/users discounts. For groups of more than 50 delegates additional discounts are available, please inquire easaonline@sassofia.com

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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.

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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)

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Coming soon on SofemaOnline: Dangerous Goods Awareness Training

All online trainings are designed to provide essential Dangerous Goods (DG) Training for all groups of staff who need to have an awareness of all aspects of DG by Air, relevant to the specific Job Requirements.

Each Training consists of “Mandatory” required aspects together with additional relevant awareness and guidance information.

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