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Dangerous Goods – 5 things Shippers 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 – The required knowledge and mandatory training can be gained through completing the DG Trainer Online Dangerous Goods Transportation for SHIPPERS
    3. Must have appropriate knowledge of packaging and the properties of hazardous materials – including labeling and storage -and ensure that employese 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.

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.

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

Testimonials

Melissa Gee

Shipping Receiving Specialist

I really enjoyed the Lithium battery course. It was well constructed and provided useful practical exercises along the way to improve and reinforce my understanding and interpretation and application of the regulations.

It was very convenient to stop & start to fit in with my workload. I would recommend it to any Shipper / Receiver of DG.

Thank you for the opportunity to complete the course.

Shaquille Tinorei

Logistics Coordinator

Very informative! It’s a course that cuts straight to the point and teaches you what you need to know along with testing you along the way. I found it great!

Jason Pfingst

Always a great course, there looks like there's been a few changes since the last time I did it.

Michelle Faithfull

Export Airfreight Co Ordinator

Daunting at first yes, but definitely learnt a lot more than sitting in a class.

So much better than sitting in a class!

Meghan Leigh

Research Co-ordinator Team Lead Icon Research

We at Icon Research exclusively use the DG Trainer portal and love the ease and convenience of working with their online program. The support team is incredible, and I've never waited longer than a few hours to get access for a new staff member or re-training certification access for current staff.

Areanna Strickland

Import Operations ASEAN CARGO

It was a lot easier than last time :) It was easier to follow and understand. I think the examples and explanations were a lot clearer.

Scott Redwood

Site Manager Darwin - DHL Supply Chain DHL Global Forwarding

It's always a great experience with you all.

Elizabeth Jenkinson

Laboratory Technician University of the Sunshine Coast

The course covers a lot of information which it has to, but is easy to follow and understand which is great. I'm always grateful when these types of programs are simple to follow and make sense for our day to day work.