Dangerous Goods by Air - Initial and Refresher

Course Aims:

The objective of this course is to ensure that students can prepare a dangerous goods shipment in accordance with the requirements of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations or verify that a dangerous goods shipment has been properly prepared for acceptance by an operator.


Shippers, packers, freight forwarders / cargo agents processing dangerous goods and acceptance staff responsible for dangerous goods shipments.

Course Objectives:

To ensure that personnel responsible for shipping dangerous goods can:

  • Understand and apply the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Understand their responsibilities
  • Classify dangerous goods according to the type of hazard and degree of danger
  • Identify Proper Shipping Names
  • Identify dangerous goods which are forbidden for air transport
  • Understand and apply the information contained in the List of Dangerous Goods
  • Correctly pack dangerous goods in the appropriate packagings
  • Mark and label packages
  • Document shipments
  • Accept or reject a shipment based on the above
  • Appropriately handle and stow dangerous goods


The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
Classes, UN numbers, Proper Shipping Names and Packing Groups      
Identification and the List of Dangerous Goods
Marking and labelling

At the end of the course there is an examination with a pass mark of 75% with successful candidates being issued a certificate valid for 2 years.

We provide examinations for Shippers, Operators and dual function.

First time candidates are required to sit the full 3 day course.

Candidates requiring recurrent training may sit the full 3 day course again or may be eligible to undertake the 1 day refresher.

Exam only bookings may be made.

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