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IATA DGR Class 2 Gases

Shipping Gases by Air

Online Training Certification Course

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The IATA DGR identifies nine classes of dangerous goods. Class 2 dangerous goods are gases, which are divided into three classifications: flammable, non-flammable/non-toxic, and toxic. This online training course presents important safety information for any worker who handles or ships Class 2 gases.

IATA Class 2 training ensures that employees know the proper methods to identify, handle, package, and ship Class 2 dangerous goods. Gases are capable of posing serious hazards due to their flammability, their potential as asphyxiants, their ability to oxidize, and their toxicity or corrosiveness. Common items such as lighters, aerosols, and oxygen canisters can cause fires, explosions, and other violent reactions if they are not handled with care.

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All HAZMAT employees must receive safety training that includes general awareness, function-specific, safety, and security-awareness topics. IATA HAZMAT Class 2 training is required for all personnel responsible for the safe transport of hazardous materials. According to IATA DGR Table 1.5 A, this includes airline cargo acceptance staff, packers and freight forwarders, shippers, cargo training and development specialists, regulatory compliance specialists, ground handling and goods control staff involved in the cargo chain, security screeners, and operations and station managers.

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Case Study: A shipment of gas cylinders was shipped from the United Kingdom to Dubai. An explosion occurred after the shipment was unloaded into a warehouse in Dubai, causing minor injuries. An investigation into the explosion determined that the cause was from incompatibly packaged dangerous goods. If the explosion would have occurred on the flight, the consequences could have been catastrophic.

The gas was classified as UN3161, Liquefied gas, flammable, N.O.S., and it was packaged in an aluminum alloy cylinder. However, the gas contained trace amounts of UN 1037, ethyl chloride. According to Packing Instruction 200, aluminum alloy cylinders are not authorized for use with UN 1037. The ethyl chloride reacted with the aluminum alloy, causing severe corrosion, which increased the internal pressure and led to the explosion.

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Governing Regulations

Shipping gases by air is governed by the IATA Class 2 Dangerous Goods Regulations. This online certification course satisfies all carrier requirements for proof for IATA shipping gas training, including FedEx and UPS.

If you are also shipping other classes of dangerous goods you must take our full IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations training course in place of this one.

If you do not have a copy, you will need to purchase the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Manual both for reference purposes in your day to day shipping operations, and while taking this course.

You can access the IATA DGR Current Edition Significant Changes document from our "Resources" section.

What You'll Learn

    About This Course
    Course Objectives
    Introduction to Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Philosophy of Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Key Terms and Concepts
  • Dangerous Goods Incidents and Statistics
  • How to Use the DGR
  • Changes to the 63rd Edition
  • Basis of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Application of the Regulations
  • Shipper's Responsibilities
  • Operator's Responsibilities
  • Training
  • Adequate Instruction for Shipping Section II Lithium Batteries
  • Security
  • Forbidden Dangerous Goods
  • Hidden Dangerous Goods
  • Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew
  • Dangerous Goods Transported by Post
  • Operator's Property Exceptions
  • Excepted Quantities
  • Limited Quantities
  • Variations
  • Packing Groups
  • Shipper's Responsibilities
  • Multiple Hazards
  • Samples
  • Selecting the Proper Shipping Name
  • Using the List of Dangerous Goods
  • Shipper's Responsibilities
  • Overpacks
  • Salvage Packaging
  • General Packing Requirements
  • Specific Packing Instructions
    Packaging Specifications and Performance Tests
  • Codes
  • Markings
  • Requirements for Inner Packagings
  • UN Outer, Single, and Composite Packagings
  • General Testing Requirements
  • Types of Tests
  • Test Reports
  • Specific Testing Requirements
    Marking and Labeling
  • Markings
  • Labels
  • General Label Specifications
  • Hazard Labels
  • Handling Labels
  • Shipper's Declaration
  • Completing the Shipper's Declaration
  • Air Waybill
  • Additional Documentation
  • Acceptance
  • Loading
  • Inspections
  • Provisions for Pilot-in-Command
  • Informing Passengers and Shippers
  • Reporting
  • Document Retention
    Class 2 Gases
  • Definitions
  • Primary Hazards
  • Three Divisions
  • Exemptions
  • Limited and Excepted Quantities
  • Mixtures and Hazard Precedence
  • Aerosols and Aerosol Dispensers
  • Packing Instructions
  • Packaging Specifications
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 3 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Anyone involved in shipping dangerous goods by air must be IATA certified. Meeting initial and recurrent training requirements is an important part of maintaining this certification. Unless a relevant authority defines a shorter period, the IATA DGR mandates that retraining must take place within 24 months of the previous training.

Each student will receive 0.3 CEUs (or 3 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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IATA DGR Class 2 Gases 63rd

A big thank you this class is very good and educational :)

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IATA DGR Class 2 Gases 63rd

Very well thought course

Kevin A Verified
IATA DGR Class 2 Gases 63rd

Amazing, well structured training



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