Introduction to dangerous goods management


Safety is the mail leitmotiv for handling and transporting dangerous goods.

Obviously, handling this kind of cargo request accurate manipulations and some critical competences.

During this 2 days workshops, participants are learning the basics elements of the regulations and proper handling processes to reduce risks.


Module 1 : Introduction to the concepts

  1. The laws & regulations (Road, Air, Sea)
  2. The danger  and the dangers classifications
  3. Roles and responsibilities
  4. Marking and labeling
  5. Transport documentation
  6. Equipment
  7. Training
  8. Security & safety plans
  9. Regulatory compliance process

Module 2 : Dangerous goods by road

  1. Equipment of vehicles
  2. Emergency information panel
  3. Carrier licenses
  4. Roles and responsibilities
  5. Transport documentation

Module 3 : Dangerous goods by sea (IMDG)

  1. Packing & tank provisions
  2. Consignment procedures
  3. Packaging provisions
  4. Stowage & segregation
  5. incident and fire precautions
  6. Exemptions, approvals and certificates

Module 4 : Dangerous goods by air (IATA)

  1. Applicability
  2. Limitations
  3. Identification
  4. Packing instructions
  5. Marking & labelling
  6. Documentation
  7. Handling


Formative assessment

Group recapitulative business case where the final skills and knowledges of the learners as well as their ability to assess DG risk and propose

  1. a risk reduction strategy
  2. a DG compliance plan

An online individual assessment is also mandatory latest 2 weeks after the training.

Learners that have successfully passed the recapitulative business case and the individual assessment will be certified

Final skills

  1. Identify dangerous material respective dangers 
  2. Identify risks according to the situation
  3. Propose strategies to minimize the risks
  4. Take preventive and reactive actions
  5. develop and implement a risk analysis and regulatory compliance plan
  6. Comply with the regulations pertaining to dangerous goods
  7. Organise and secure the storage, the handling and the transport of dangerous goods

Final knowledge

  1. The danger classification and respectifve risks
  2. The DG regulations
  3. Roles and responsibilities
  4. The main steps in a risk assessment & regulatory compliance plan

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