Dangerous Goods Air Initial

Purpose of the Course
This course gives students the knowledge to interpret and apply the International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) to shipments of dangerous goods and hazardous materials being sent by air.

Duration of Course
Three days (08:30am start to approx 05:00pm finish)

Course Content
The course is designed to provide comprehensive training in the theory and practical aspects of handling and transporting dangerous goods by air. It examines the IATA DGR and provides a systematic approach to preparing a hazardous shipment for air transport.
Students will learn the following:

  1. Dangerous Goods terminology
  2. Australian Dangerous Goods legislation and its relation with ICAO
  3. General philosophy on carriage of dangerous goods
  4. Shipper’s responsibilities
  5. Operator’s responsibilities
  6. Risk to aircraft and occupants associated with each of the nine classes
  7. Interpreting Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  8. Classification of dangerous goods
  9. Identification, including allocation of proper shipping names and United Nations numbers
  10. Dangerous goods in limited quantities
  11. Dangerous goods in excepted quantities
  12. Packing, marking and labelling a dangerous goods consignment
  13. Completion of documentation that needs to accompany each consignment
  14. Handling, stowage and segregation
  15. Recognising hidden dangerous goods
  16. Acceptance procedures

Classroom assignments and exercises will give practical experience to put the knowledge gained to the test and completion of homework will enable the successful achievement of the assessment.

Course Recognition
This course is approved by Civil Aviation Safety Authority. A certificate is issued on successful completion of an end-of-course questionnaire and the qualification is valid for two years. Before the expiry of this time, you will be notified of course dates available for recertification to keep your qualification current.

Who Should Attend?
If you are a shipper, freight forwarder, ground handling agent or operator involved with the movement of dangerous goods by air, then this is the ideal course for you. In January 2004 the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations changed and added a requirement that you successfully complete a CASA approved training course like this one. If you fall into any of these categories, you are legally required to attend a course of this nature.
No previous knowledge or experience with dangerous goods or air transport is required to be able to complete the course.