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IATA DGR Class 4 Flammable Solids

Shipping Flammable Solids, Spontaneously Combustable, Dangerous When Wet by Air

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This online training course addresses the safe and proper handling of IATA HAZMAT Class 4 dangerous goods. The three divisions of Class 4 materials include flammable solids, spontaneously combustible substances, and materials that emit flammable gases when wet. IATA Class 4 training topics include the proper methods to safely identify, document, package, mark, label, handle, and load Class 4 flammable solids.

Many consumer goods are considered hazardous materials. Commonly transported Class 4 materials include matches, activated carbon, sulfur, and metal powders. Without proper safety training, shipping flammable solids can pose a risk to everyone in the supply chain.

This course is for:
Anyone involved in the packing, shipping, or transport of hazardous materials needs general and function-specific safety training. Training must be provided or verified for all personnel as identified in Table 1.5 A of the IATA DGR. This includes airline acceptance staff, shippers, packers and freight forwarders, cargo training and development specialists, ground handling and load control staff involved in the cargo chain, regulatory compliance specialists, operations and station managers, and security screeners.

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Case Study: While unloading baggage, a handler noticed smoke rising from a suitcase. He reported the incident, and an investigation discovered that a quantity of matchbooks ignited. Matches are susceptible to igniting due to the vibrations experienced in cargo compartments. Had this incident occurred near a passenger package that was leaking paint thinners or other flammable substances, the incident could have been catastrophic.

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Governing Regulations

Shipping flammable solids by air is governed by the IATA Class 4 Dangerous Goods Regulations. This online certification course satisfies all air carrier requirements for proof of training for IATA HAZMAT Class 4 goods.

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 4 Flammable Solids
  • Flammable Solids
  • Self-reactive Substances
  • Desensitized Explosives
  • Division 4.1
  • Division 4.2-Substances Liable to Spontaneous Combustion
  • Division 4.3-Substances Which, in Contact with Water, Emit Flammable Gases
  • Excepted and Limited Quantities
  • Packing Instructions
    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.

All HAZMAT personnel must complete recurrent training to remain IATA certified in the specific requirements for proper handling and transport of Class 4 flammable solids. Recertification must occur within 24 months of the previous training, except in the event that a relevant authority defines a shorter retraining period.

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



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