Transport and Storage of Infectious Substances Connected with COVID-19

Dangerous Goods 12Brochure ButtonNowadays COVID-19 creates huge challenges for the transport chain. From one side the restriction of movement of people “grounded” thousands of airplanes, made massive distortion on ground transport and enormous delay in delivery of goods. On the other side, the new transport need aroused. Millions of patient specimens need to be transported to medical laboratories for testing and tones of waste from ill people need to be transported to special depots for extermination. And both patient specimens and medical waste are Infectious Substances (Dangerous Goods). The big question is how correctly to pack, handle and transport COVID-19 related Infectious Substances in order to prevent contamination and avoid the spread of the virus?

It is essential for all staff involved in the transport and handling of those materials to be properly trained and instructed on necessary procedures of safe transport of those Dangerous Goods. Sofema Aviation Services and European Cargo and Aviation Services (ECA Services) created a training specially designed for the transport of COVID-19 related materials. It’s done in full accordance with the requirements of WHO, IATA DGR, and ADR. The online training covering both ground and air transport and include some essential safety and hygiene recommendations.


This is a specialist course to ensure that all critical staff who are engaged in the supply, distribution and waste management of critical medical products are fully aware of the instructions for packing, handling, and shipping of patient specimens and medical waste. 

The requirements for the management and handling of “Infectious Substances” are very specific and this course will ensure your team is fully briefed.

The course is available either online or as an interactive Webinar cover in detail the requirements for both ground and air transport and also includes essential safety and hygiene recommendations.


a) Understand the regulatory requirements related to transport of infectious substances by air and by road.
b) Be able to Implement correct packaging, marking, labeling and documents related to COVID 19 Infectious Substances.
c) Understand and correctly fulfill the Safety and Hygiene requirements while transporting COVID-19 related materials.


- Abbreviations and Definitions
- Legal Background
- Shipper Responsibilities
- Classification and Identification
- Packing
- Marking and labeling
- Documentation
- Emergency Response
- Safety and Hygiene Recommendation


This training is designed for all staff involved in cargo transportation of Infectious Substances by surface and/or by air.


- Understand the regulations that govern both air and road mode of transport
- Describe the responsibilities of the shipper when shipping COVID-19 Infectious Substances
- Define UN numbers and Proper Sniping Name of COVID-19 related infectious substances
- Understand the Basic Triple Packaging System used in the transport of Patient Specimens and applicable Packaging Instruction used in the transport of materials connected with COVID-19
- Apply the correct marks and labels for a shipment of COVID 19 Infectious Substances
- Describe the shipper’s responsibility for documentation
- Describe what to do in the event of an emergency
- Follow the basic safety and hygiene principles while involved in the transport of materials containing COVID-19


Course type: Presentation without voice over
Duration equivalent to 6-hour classroom training
Category: Dangerous Goods Awareness
Price: 69.50 EUR


2 to 4 courses/delegates - 10%
5 to 9 courses/delegates - 15%
10 to 24 courses/delegates - 20%
25 to 49 courses/delegates - 30%
> 50 courses/delegates - 40%

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