Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Course Description:
This course is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Clear Language Regulations. It is focused only towards transport by road and does not include transport by rail, air or marine.

Duration:
4 hours

Who Should Attend:
Anybody who is involved in the transport of dangerous goods including those who load or unload, ship or transport dangerous goods must be trained.
Section 6.1(1) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations states: “A person who handles, offers for transport or transports dangerous goods must be adequately trained and hold a training certificate in accordance with this Part or must perform those activities in the presence and under direct supervision of a person who is adequately trained and who holds a training certificate in accordance with this Part.”

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of “Transportation of Dangerous Goods” each participant will have an awareness of:

  • Roles and responsibilities of handlers, shippers and drivers as they relate to TDG
  • The importance of TDG regulations and training
  • How to classify a dangerous good
  • How to navigate and use a dangerous goods list
  • The hazards associated with the different classes and divisions of dangerous goods
  • Legislative requirements and best practices surrounding the shipping document
  • Label and placarding guidelines for small and large containers
  • Legislative requirements and best practices surrounding the use of containers
  • Some exemptions from the legislative requirements such as transporting dangerous goods for personal use
  • The basic procedure to follow in the case of an emergency involving dangerous goods


Recertification: 3 Years