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IATA DGR Class 2 Gases

IATA DGR Training Class 2 Gases

Online Training Certification Course Shipping Gases by Air

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

Who must take this training?
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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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

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.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • 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 62nd Edition
  • Applicability
    • 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
  • Limitations
    • 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
  • Classification
    • Packing Groups
    • Shipper's Responsibilities
    • Multiple Hazards
    • Samples
  • Identification
    • Selecting the Proper Shipping Name
    • Using the List of Dangerous Goods
  • Packing
    • 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
  • Documentation
    • Shipper's Declaration
    • Completing the Shipper's Declaration
    • Air Waybill
    • Additional Documentation
  • Handling
    • 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
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Shipping Class 2 training and certification course consists of content, graphics, audio, non-scored quiz questions and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of three 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.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

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.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable certificate and wallet card for proof of training on IATA DGR Class 2 Shipping by Air.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

Click to Learn More What students who took this course also bought.

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 62nd Edition Significant Changes" document from our "Resources" section.

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