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Handling and Transport of Dangerous Goods (IMDG Code Training)

To understand the purpose of the IMDG code and know how to comply with the regulations dealing with the classification, packing, handling, carriage, stowage and segregation of various classes of dangerous goods.

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    Safety

Objectives

Participants will understand the purpose of the IMDG code and know how to refer to it in order to comply with the IMDG regulations dealing with the classification, packing, handling, carriage, stowage and segregation of various classes of dangerous goods.


Entrance regulations

None

Who should attend:
All persons involved in the transport of dangerous goods intended to be transported by sea.

Duration: 2 days


This course aims to create General Awareness and Familiarization with the IMDG Code 2016 Edition – incorporating amendment 38–16, by imparting knowledge related to hazards involved in the carriage of dangerous goods to individuals that will effectively contribute to the safe carriage of these goods at sea.
It meets the general awareness/familiarisation training requirements mentioned in IMDG Code (Chapter 1.3) as well as CFR 49 (Transportation) and STCW sections A-II/1 and A-II/2. It is intended for training all persons engaged in the transport of dangerous goods by sea, particularly seafarers and shore-side personnel.
The IMDG code is the key instrument regulating the transport of dangerous goods by sea and this course seeks to clarify how the code is to be used and the practical purpose the code aims to achieve.
It contains both practical and theoretical work with the regulations for the transport and handling of dangerous goods and examines the implementation of the regulations into national legislation.
Depending on the course location participants may also receive additional information enabling them to work with local regulations concerning the transport by road and rail (ADR/RID).


The course focuses on:

  • Overview of relevant local, national and international regulations
  • SOLAS, MARPOL, ISPS, CSC Convention
  • All sections of the IMDG Code (2016 edition)
  • Classes, Divisions and Packing groups
  • Legal responsibilities of Shippers (incl. ADR in EU)
  • CTU (Cargo Transport Units), marking, labeling and placarding
  • Stowage and segregation
  • Security Provisions
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