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IATA DGR Initial - Designated Postal Operators - Category A (Classroom, 2 days)

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Enhance your knowledge of how to handle dangerous goods transportation by air.

This course is designed for designated postal operators personnel to gain relevant knowledge and understanding of dangerous goods, their potential hazards, and the procedures applicable to their transport by air.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 2 days (16 hours)
Recommended level: Entry-level and Professional
Prerequisites: None


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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Use IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) manual to recognize the transport requirements for shipping dangerous goods by air
  • Apply regulations to identify, classify, pack, mark, label and document dangerous goods
  • Apply dangerous goods emergency response procedures
  • Understand the origins of the current regulations

Course content

  • Interpretation and review of the current edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations manual
  • Operator and shipper responsibilities
  • Limitations to include excepted quantities, State and Operator variations
  • Classification and identification of Biological Substances Category B, Patient Specimens, Radioactive Material, Lithium Ion Batteries in equipment and Lithium Metal Batteries in equipment
  • Packing, marking and labeling requirements for dangerous goods accepted in mail for air carriage
  • Compatibility and segregation requirements
  • Documentation requirements and use of the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods
  • Emergency procedures and reporting requirements


  • Final examination

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Designated postal workers accepting mail containing dangerous goods

Note: This Dangerous Goods Awareness course meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category A as per Table 1.5.C of the IATA DGR.

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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