IATA DGR Shippers, Packers, and 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.
What are the 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 188.8.131.52 of the IATA DGR manual.
Who must take this training? According to IATA DGR Section 184.108.40.206, 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.
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.