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IATA DGR Loading (Ramp) and Warehouse Personnel

Loading dangerous goods onto aircraft

General Familiarization & Function Specific Online Training Certification Course

from the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

Anyone who works in warehouses or on loading ramps must be aware of the potential hazards associated with dangerous goods. This online training course is designed for workers who handle and transport dangerous cargo by air. It emphasizes important safety procedures, knowledge, and skills needed to meet IATA ramp loading and IATA warehouse personnel training standards.

Ramp and warehouse personnel may come in contact with dangerous goods while handling cargo and baggage on the airport tarmac or in the air freight warehouse. It is important that they are aware of potential hazards and safe handling procedures. This IATA loading training will cover basic concepts which include an overview of dangerous goods regulations as well as the proper methods to safely identify, package, mark, label, document, and handle each class of dangerous goods.

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Who Is Taking This Course?

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What are the governing regulations?
This online certification course for loading (ramp) and warehouse personnel meets training requirements for personnel in Categories 5 and 8 as outlined in Section 1.5.2.2. of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. Training on how to apply these regulations to specific situations and tasks should be provided by your organization or another resource.

Who must take this training?
According to the IATA DGR Section 1.5.0.2, 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.

Personnel in Categories 5 and 8 as outlined in Section 1.5.2.2 include staff employed by or working on behalf of freight forwarders, operators, and ground handling agents involved in the handling, storage, or loading of dangerous goods.

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?


Case Study: The FAA proposed a civil penalty against British Airways in the amount of $195k. In August of 2014, British Airways allegedly offered for shipment a box containing a chemical oxygen generator to American Airlines for stateside repair without properly declaring it. The shipment was not properly classed, described, packaged, marked, or labeled. Hazardous materials regulations classify oxygen generators as FORBIDDEN aboard passenger aircraft due to their extreme flammability. British Airways also failed to adequately train its employees for shipping hazardous materials.

Key Takeaway: Even a single mishandled hazardous materials shipment can have severe consequences. Oxygen generators were banned as cargo on passenger flights following the 1996 ValuJet plane crash that killed everyone onboard. British Airways paid a hefty civil penalty for its failure to properly train its employees for shipping hazardous materials.

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It was a very thorough test and increased my knowledge of air compliance.
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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Dangerous Goods Training for Ramp and Warehouse Personnel
  • Applicability—Key Terms and Concepts
    • Legal Basis
    • General Philosophy
    • Shipper's Responsibilities
    • Operator's Responsibilities
    • Training Requirements
    • Dangerous Goods Security
    • Information to Shippers
  • Limitations
    • Forbidden Dangerous Goods
    • Hidden Dangerous Goods
    • Suspicious Commodities
    • Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew
    • Dangerous Goods Transported by Post
    • Dangerous Goods in Operator's Property
    • Variations
  • Classification
    • 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
  • Packing Requirements
    • General Packing Requirements
    • Packing Groups
    • Packing Methods
    • UN Specification Packaging
    • Limited Quantity Packaging
    • Excepted Quantity Packaging
  • Marking and Labeling
    • Marking
      • Packaging Use Markings
      • Other Markings
      • UN Specification Markings
    • Labels
      • Hazard Labels
      • Handling Labels
      • Label Specifications
      • Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Labels
  • Storage and Loading
    • Protection from Damage
    • Inspection of Packages
    • Self-reactive Substances and Organic Peroxides
    • Radioactive Materials
    • Incompatible Dangerous Goods
    • Incompatible Dangerous Goods—Explosives
    • Securing Dangerous Goods
    • Loading Restrictions
    • Cargo Compartments
    • Load Limits
    • Cargo Aircraft Only
    • Commodity Specific Requirements
    • Battery-powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Aids as Baggage
      • Spillable Batteries
      • Lithium-ion Batteries
      • Non-spillable Batteries
      • Labels
      • Operator Verifications
    • Unit Load Devices
  • Provision of Information
    • NOTOC
    • NOTOC Exceptions
  • Emergency Response
    • Emergency Procedures
    • Contaminated Cargo or Baggage
    • Dangerous Goods Emergency Response Chart
    • Dangerous Goods Incidents and Accidents
    • Reporting
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our IATA DGR General Familiarization and Function Specific Training & Certification for Loading (Ramp) and Warehouse Personnel course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

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.

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?

Certification of IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations testing and training is valid for 2 years. Per the IATA DGR Section 1.5.0.3, retraining must be provided within 24 months of the previous training to ensure knowledge is current with DGR standards.

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

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable IATA DGR Loading (Ramp) and Warehouse Personnel General Familiarization and Function Specific training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 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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