Dangerous Goods by Sea - 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 IMDG Code.


Shippers, packers, freight forwarders / cargo agents processing dangerous goods and any other relevant shore-side personnel.

Course Objectives:

To ensure that personnel responsible for shipping dangerous goods can:

  • Understand and apply the IMDG Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Understand their responsibilities
  • Classify dangerous goods according to the type of hazard and degree of danger
  • Identify Proper Shipping Names
  • Understand and apply the information contained in the Dangerous Goods List
  • Correctly pack dangerous goods in the appropriate packagings
  • Mark and label packages
  • Document shipments


The IMDG Code
Classes, UN numbers, Proper Shipping Names and Packing Groups      
The Dangerous Goods List
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.

First time candidates are required to sit the full 2 day course.

Candidates requiring recurrent training may sit the full 2 day course again or may be eligible to undertake the 1 day refresher.

Exam only bookings may be made.

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