Online Training Certification Course 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.
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.
Who must take this training? 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.
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.
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.