The Dangerous Goods Training Working Group (DGTWG) reviews, amends and updates all matters pertaining to dangerous goods training, and focuses on training standards harmonization across the industry.


The primary objectives of the DGTWG include:

  • Developing dangerous goods training standards to support member airlines in maintaining the highest safety standards
  • Developing and reviewing the IATA Dangerous Goods Training Program to ensure that the program is current and fully aligned to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)
  • Maintaining the content of the IATA Guidelines for Instructors of Dangerous Goods Courses and other training aids to assist instructors in the development and implementation of professional training standards
  • Reviewing and updating qualification standards for instructors conducting dangerous goods training
  • Exploring, evaluating, and promoting the use of new training technologies


The DGTWG meets twice a year, usually in May and October after the IATA DGB Meetings.


The DGTWG consists of 12 members nominated by the Cargo Services Conference (CSC) and other groups representing the members, such as IATA Ground Handling Council (IGHC), Airport Services Association (ASA) and other Industry Trade Associations, and appointed by the Dangerous Goods Board (DGB), each being an expert in the dangerous goods training area. IATA member airlines and other associations, such as FIATA may send observers to the DGTWG meetings, subject to the prior approval of the Secretary and Chairman. 

The current DGTWG Chairman is Jesper Lange (Cargolux).


Candy Chan
Manager, Dangerous Goods Training Standards, IATA