Infectious Substances Transport (Classroom, 3 days)


About

Shipping Infectious Substances can be an intimidating task when looking at the multitude of classification, packaging, marking, labelling, documentation, and handling requirements. In accordance with Division 6.2 – Category A and B requirements, this course will keep you compliant with regulations for shipping infectious substances, such as those used in medical research and diagnostic fields. This course will teach you the skills to handle potentially dangerous pathogens, process all of the correct documentation, and reduce risks to yourself and those around you.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

Course code: TCGP-22

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment

Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Intermediate
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

Next class

Infectious Substances Transport (Classroom, 3 days)

Singapore, Singapore (IATA)
27 - 29 May, 2020
Register before 06 May, 2020 for a USD100 discount
Please register by 06 May
All prices are before tax. Class no: 110268 English
Dev. Nations
USD 940
Member
USD 1,170
Regular
USD 1,300

2 additional classes are scheduled

Infectious Substances Transport (Classroom, 3 days)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
27 - 29 July, 2020
Register before 28 Apr, 2020 for a 20% discount
Please register by 06 Jul
All prices are before tax. Class no: 110263 English
Dev. Nations
USD 940
Member
USD 1,170
Regular
USD 1,300

Infectious Substances Transport (Classroom, 3 days)

France, Paris (IATA)
21 - 23 October, 2020
Register before 23 Jul, 2020 for a 20% discount
Please register by 30 Sep
All prices are before tax. Class no: 110266 English
Dev. Nations
USD 940
Member
USD 1,170
Regular
USD 1,300

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply the technical skills of shipping infectious substances by air
  • Reference the current Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines based on the most recent IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual
  • Apply the step-by step workbook in conjunction with the current Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines publication
  • Promote safe and efficient handling practices in the workplace
  • Facilitate shipments in compliance with the applicable regulations

Course content

  • Classification of infectious substances
  • Labelling, documentation, and handling of infectious substances
  • Emergency procedures for infectious substances
  • IATA Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines manual
  • Key issues involved in the shipping of infectious substances

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Activities

  • Interactive exercises on completion of the Shipper's Declaration for Infectious Substances
  • Group discussions

Supporting materials

A complimentary copy of the Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines (ISSG) manual is provided with the course material.

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Medical personnel
  • Laboratory personnel shipping viruses for research purposes
  • Airline cargo acceptance agents and freight forwarders
  • Pharmaceutical company staff

Certificate awarded

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

Please note: The course title on your certificate will include the DGR Category of the course - Infectious Substance Transport – Shipping and Packing Categories 1,2

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