This course provides the skills to accept, handle, and process shipments containing dangerous goods as per the current edition of the mandatory IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual.

Course Benefits

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Apply IATA’s DGR manual and complete dangerous goods transport documents correctly
  • Apply regulations to identify, pack, mark, label and document dangerous goods
  • Perform the responsibilities involved in accepting, storing, loading and inspecting dangerous goods
  • Understand the legal responsibilities involved with the transport of dangerous goods

Who Should Attend

  • Airline cargo acceptance and cargo agency staff
  • Cargo operations and ground handling staff
  • Cargo operations and station managers responsible for the safe transport of dangerous goods shipments
  • Shippers, cargo agents, consolidators, freight forwarders and other agencies involved in the transport of dangerous goods
  • Instructional designer and instructor responsible for dangerous goods training 

Course Outline

  • General Philosophy
  • Interpret and review the current IATA DGR manual
  • Responsibilities of operator and shipper
  • Training requirement
  • Limitations
  • Hidden Dangerous Goods
  • Dangerous goods carried by Passengers and crew
  • Excepted and limited quantities
  • State and operators’ variations
  • Classification and Identification
  • The nine hazard classes
  • Alphabetic list and precedence of hazards table
  • Special provisions
  • Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) entries
  • Mixtures and solutions
  • Packing & Packaging Specifications
  • Packing Instructions
  • Types of Packaging
  • UN specifications
  • Limited quantities
  • Different Dangerous Goods Packed Together
  • Marking and Labelling
  • Documentation
  • Shipment Checking
  • Air waybill, Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods, and Notification to Captain
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Shipment of radioactive materials by Air 

Course Prerequisite (s)

  • It is recommended that students have completed a secondary school education or equivalent.
  • A good understanding of English, and basic mathematics is essential.
  • Organisations are requested to provide information on their procedures to ensure that the training is aligned to their expectations and procedures. 

their team at the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) offer employers and employees of the aviation industry the very finest in international standard training.

Based at Al Bateen Executive Airport in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi, they at GCAS are equipped with outstanding facilities, a pool of international knowledge and the highest of accreditations.

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