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IATA DGR Shippers, Packers & Freight Forwarders

Function Specific

Online Training Certification Course

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This online training course covers IATA function specific topics for shippers, packers, freight forwarders, and cargo acceptance personnel. It presents basic concepts and the proper methods to safely identify, package, mark, label, document, and handle each class of dangerous goods.

Many everyday items that seem safe may become dangerous when exposed to normal conditions of air transport, such as changes in temperature and pressure. IATA certified shippers, packers, freight forwarders, and dangerous goods acceptance personnel must be able to identify dangerous goods and be aware of their associated hazards.

Because dangerous goods may change hands several times along the transportation route, it is important that all involved personnel meet relevant safety training requirements. This ensures that IATA shippers pass their responsibility along to IATA freight forwarders and IATA acceptance personnel with the appropriate dangerous goods training needed to prevent incidents or accidents.

This course is for:
According to IATA DGR Section, personnel identified in the categories specified in Tables 1.5 A or 1.5 B must take part in or provide verification of safety training prior to performing any duties specified in Tables 1.5 A or 1.5 B.

This online certification course is designed for employees of organizations that handle or ship dangerous goods by air. It is specifically targeted at shippers and packers, airline cargo acceptance personnel, and consolidators and freight forwarders. The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) General Familiarization (Awareness) course should be completed prior to taking this function specific online training.

Case Study: Several flight attendants on an A319 passenger aircraft reported a strong odor that was described as a "dirty bleach smell." The strength of the smell caused the flight attendants to experience headaches, dizziness, nausea, burning eyes, and throat tightening. Three flight attendants were transported to the hospital, where they waited five hours for blood work. The results were normal, but it was noted that the blood work should have been drawn much sooner. Due to the nature of the flight attendants' symptoms, the plane was taken out of service.

Key Takeaways:Even brief exposure to fumes can cause detrimental effects. One flight attendant experienced nausea, headache, and dizziness as they were walking from the front to the back of the cabin. Mitigating this exposure is crucial.

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Governing Regulations

This IATA shippers, packers, freight forwarders, and cargo acceptance online certification course meets the function specific training requirements for personnel in Category 1, 2, 3, or 6 as outlined in Section of the IATA DGR manual.

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 Training for Shippers, Packers, and Acceptance Personnel
  • Key Terms and Concepts
  • Legal Basis
  • General Philosophy
  • Shipper's Responsibilities
  • Operator's Responsibilities
  • Training Requirements
  • Dangerous Goods Security
  • Forbidden Dangerous Goods
  • Hidden Dangerous Goods
  • Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew
  • Dangerous Goods Transported by Post
  • Dangerous Goods in Operator's Property
  • Excepted Quantities
  • Limited Quantities
  • Variations
  • State Variations
  • Operator Variations
  • Packing Groups
  • Shipper's Responsibilities
  • Class 1-Explosives
  • Class 2-Gases
  • Class 3-Flammable Liquids
  • Class 4-Flammable Solids
  • Class 5-Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
  • Class 6-Toxic and Infectious Substances
  • Class 7-Radioactive Material
  • Class 8-Corrosives
  • Class 9-Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods
  • Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods - Lithium Batteries
  • Multiple Hazards
  • Proper Shipping Name
  • Using the List of Dangerous Goods
  • Mixtures and Solutions
    Packing Requirements
  • Packing Responsibilities
  • General Packing Requirements
  • UN Specification Packaging
  • Types of Packaging
  • Checking Packaging
  • Specification Packaging Markings
  • Different Dangerous Goods Packed in One Outer Packaging
  • Overpacks
  • Salvage Packaging
  • Packaging Use Markings
  • UN Specification Markings
  • Other Markings
  • Marking Specifications
  • Hazard Labels
  • Handling Labels
  • Label Specifications
  • Overpack Labeling
  • Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods
  • Completing the Shipper's Declaration
  • Air Waybill
  • Additional Documentation
    Radioactive Material
  • Units of Measurement
  • Radiation Protection Programs
  • Classification
  • Types of Packagings
  • Excepted Packages
  • Industrial Packages
  • Type A, B, and C Packages
  • Marking and Labeling
  • Package Specification Markings
  • Labeling
  • Documentation
  • Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods
  • Competent Authority Certificates
  • Acceptance Checklists
  • Acceptance of Unit Load Devices Containing Dangerous Goods
  • Acceptance of Dangerous Goods Consolidations
    Storage and Loading
  • Protection from Damage
  • Inspection of Packages
  • Securing Dangerous Goods
  • Loading Restrictions
  • Cargo Compartments
  • Cargo Aircraft Only
  • Incompatible Dangerous Goods
  • Incompatible Dangerous Goods-Explosives
  • Commodity Specific Requirements
  • Unit Load Devices and Intermediate Bulk Containers
    Provision of Information
  • Information to the Pilot-in-Command
  • Provision of Information at Cargo Acceptance Areas
    Emergency Response
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Dangerous Goods Emergency Response Chart
  • Dangerous Goods Incidents and Accidents
  • Reporting
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 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.

To remain IATA certified, retraining must be provided within 24 months of previous training. This ensures that all personnel have current knowledge of IATA dangerous goods regulations and how they apply to their specific job functions.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Kestutis G Verified
IATA DGR Shippers, Packers & Freight Forwarders

Great course and very intuitive and easy to follow set up

Aaron W Verified
IATA DGR Shippers, Packers & Freight Forwarders

I found the course to be informative, well organized, with all the major points of the DGR being presented and easy to understand and follow. I found the experience very worth while.



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