Course Outlines:

  • Types of dangerous cargoes and their dangers
  • The IMDG classes
  • The class labels, placards, marine pollutant and elevated temperature marks and fumigation sign
  • Product containment categories
  • Packaging groups and packaging codes
  • Identification of dangerous goods packages
  • Dangerous goods shipping documents
  • Dangerous goods information system, and checking dangerous cargoes on arrival
  • Stowage, segregation and storage requirements and rules
  •  The Emergency Schedules and Medical First Aid Guide
  • Dangerous goods emergency plan and emergency procedures.

Course Objectives:

This Unit is designed:

  • To survey the range of dangerous cargoes handled in ports and the hazards and risks presented by those cargoes.
  • To describe the IMDG classification and means of identifying the main classes and subpisions of dangerous goods.
  • To explain the main categories of product containment, packaging groups and packaging codes relating to dangerous goods.
  • To describe the marking, labelling and documentation of dangerous goods.
  • To explain the principles of stowage, storage and segregation of dangerous goods.
  • To describe the safe handling of dangerous goods and the emergency actions to be taken in response to accidents. 

Course Prerequisites: 

Before starting this Unit, the trainees should have completed successfully the followingb Units or will have demonstrated (for example by successfully completing the Tests for those Units) their understanding of the topics covered by them:

  • Container terminal operations (C.1.1)
  • Safe working on container terminals (C.4.1)
Port Training Institute (PTI) was established on 26th of July 1982 as an affiliated institute to the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT). A committee of the Chairmen of Port Authorities & subsidiary companies of The Holding Company for Maritime Land Transport (17 authorities and companies) defined the focal mission of the Institute as follows: “TRAINING AND UPGRADING THE MARITIME SECTOR PERSONNEL”
PTI delivers courses in the fields of Port Management & Supervision, Port Management & Finance, Port Operation, Management of Safety Operations in Ports, Computer & Information Systems, Engineering & Technical Works, Gantry Cranes, Yard Cranes and Off-shore (fixed and mobile) Cranes and English Language. Training courses are delivered by a team of Technical and managerial experts in education and training. Furthermore, theytailor courses according to the needs of theircustomers, and in accordance with the international standards and requirements of the ISO 9001:2008.
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