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DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS (DGR) - INITIAL CATEGORY 6

 

Duration: Monday 1st – Friday 5th June, 2015 from 8:30 – 5:00pm daily

Location: Ghana Civil Aviation Training Academy (GATA) at Kotoka International Airport.Accra.

Course Fee: $1,545 per participant 

 

DESCRIPTION - SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!

Has your company taken the appropriate safety precautions? During this course, participants will improve their awareness of the legal requirements, operational restrictions, packaging instructions, marking, labelling and documentation regulations related to the transport of dangerous goods. You will also gain the skills to accept, handle and process shipments containing dangerous goods according to the current edition of the mandatory IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations manual.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Apply IATA’s DGR manual and complete dangerous goods transport documents correctly
  • Apply regulations to identify, pack, mark, label and document dangerous goods
  • Perform the responsibilities involved in accepting, storing, loading and inspecting dangerous goods
  • Understand the legal responsibilities involved with the transport of dangerous goods

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Airline cargo acceptance and cargo agency staff
  • Cargo operations and ground handling staff
  • Station managers responsible for the safe transport of dangerous goods
  • Shippers, cargo agents, consolidators, freight forwarders
  • Instructional designers and instructors of DGR.

KEY TOPICS

Interpret and review the current IATA DGR manual

Responsibilities of operator and shipper

Limitations

  • Excepted and limited quantities
  • State and operators’ variations

Classification and identification

  • The nine hazard classes
  • Alphabetic list and precedence of hazards table
  • Special provisions
  • Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) entries
  • Mixtures and solutions

Packaging, marking, and labelling requirements

  • UN specifications
  • Limited quantities
  • Compatibility and segregation of packages

Shipment of radioactive materials

Procedures

  • Loading, storage and inspection
  • Emergency procedures

Air waybill, Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods, and Notification to Captain

Please come prepared with the following materials:

  • DGR Manual: A key reference tool, this manual will be available on loan to each participant for the duration of the course.
  • Calculator: This course involves calculation exercises, please bring a calculator.

 

CERTIFICATE AWARDED

 An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.