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Dangerous Goods Transportations for Shippers

Are you CASA Approved? Do you know everything you need to know about Shipping by Air?

If you are shipping Dangerous Goods by Air, ensure you are up to date with the latest International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR). This source will make sure that you know how to classify dangerous goods, how to pack them, and whether or not it is a shipment that may only be carried on a cargo aircraft (CAO).

By ensuring that you have the Dangerous Goods Declaration (Shippers Declaration) – the document that declares your shipment meets all IATA DGR Requirements – this means that you take full responsibility, and therefore also liability, for the safety of your shipment.

This course is designed for all of those involved in the shipping process by air, whether that is shippers of dangerous goods, people preparing them for consignment, or even those signing documentation. So whether your employees are on the ground or in the air make sure you are aware of what they need to know. This required knowledge and mandatory training can be gained right here through completing the DG Trainer Online Dangerous Goods Transportation for SHIPPERS.

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What are Dangerous Goods? You need to know!

Do you know what Dangerous Goods are?

Dangerous Goods, or a Hazardous Chemical – do you know the difference?

Could your recognise the Class they are from – or more importantly how they should be:

  • Stored?
  • Handled?
  • Transported?
  • Utilised?

Whilst many Dangerous Goods have similar looking labels, if you are not familiar with handling these products you may be unaware of the risks and hazards.

Maybe you’re just a small warehouse, or a local shipping company, or other facility handling a broad range of products. But would you know how to identify Dangerous Goods?

Dangerous Goods are considered dangerous because they can have an immediate physical effect on people and the environment around them. For example, do you know what happens if pyrophoric materials were to come into contact with moisture?

Understanding the mechanics of Dangerous Goods is crucial for any business or industry that may come into contact with, or handle and store them, to ensure the safety of the workplace and people, and to maintain your company’s reputation.

Our new course Dangerous Goods Storage and Handling is perfect for any business looking to gain knowledge in this space and upskill staff.

Workplace Respect

Promote a positive culture and a safe environment for all employees, with our new Workplace Respect course. 

The course breaks down all forms of:

  • Harassment (including sexual harassment)
  • Discrimination
  • Bullying
  • Victimisation
  • Responsible social media

Completion by all staff will ensure you and your employees have the awareness to prevent and recognise these behaviours.

The course also outlines how to raise a complaint and how to empower workers, which subsequently promotes a more cohesive and successful work environment for employees to thrive.

The course also details the impacts of workplace discrimination and harassment on people’s lives and business, as well as how this is reflective of current legislation and regulation.

Outlining the appropriate use of social media, the course also helps combat news challenges before they arise.

COVID SAFETY – what has changed, what has stayed the same

Announcing a course with everything you need to know about the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry.

To ensure the safety of your workplace and your employees, our newest course Hygiene, Infection Control and COVID-19 Awareness will help you gauge what needs improving and what requirements are now essential to ensure your business abides by new expectations and guidelines.

This quick, 15-minute course gives you and your staff knowledge of:

  • Viruses and infections
  • What causes them and how they spread
  • Hand washing and controlling the spread
  • Dealing with COVID-19 in the workplace

This certificate is essential for all industries to maintain Covid-19 safety measures in the ongoing future handling of Covid-19.

Dangerous Goods – 5 things you need to know

Its essential you and your employees KNOW the Dangerous Goods that your organisation are handling and that you meet the necessary requirements of regulation and legislation.

This knowledge can be gained through a certificate in the Dangerous Good Awareness.

    1. Regulations and legislation apply to all employees involved in the transport of the Dangerous Goods from start to finish in the process.
    2. Ensure you are up to date with new IATA requirements – This knowledge can be gained through a certificate in the Dangerous Good Awareness course.
    3. Must have appropriate knowledge of packaging and the properties of hazardous materials – including labeling and storage -and ensure that employees have the right knowledge to handle hazardous chemicals in particular.
    4. Training is essential – making sure your employees understand what to be aware of is what we do at DG Trainer. This is not just limited to handlers, but also those who approve documentation, packers, operators, and delivery operators – everyone in your chain of command is reflective of your business practices and it is your responsibility if anything goes wrong
    5. Ensure your documentation is accurate – this is critical for hazardous materials, and it is essential to clearly communicate to other chains of shipping and handling. DG Trainer’s courses offer a broad range of options to help cover this.

IATA 2021 update

Imminent changes appear locked in for the 62nd Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

2021 will have a direct impact on all involved in the transport of dangerous goods by air, rail, sea and road.

If you ship or handle dangerous goods then these changes impact the way you go about your work.

Our courses will soon reflect the changes, look out for an announcement.

In the meantime you can via a summary here