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2-day (16 hours) classroom course
This course is recommended for 'Personnel Responsible for Preparing Dangerous Goods' as per IATA's DGR - section 1.5 and in accordance with functions 7.1 in IATA's 'Dangerous Goods Training Guidance'. | Previously covered under categories 1, 2 & 3.
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the skills and knowledge to pack and ship lithium ion and lithium metal cells
and batteries by air, in compliance with the regulatory requirements of the
ICAO Technical Instruction and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Over two
days, you will examine the classification and identification of dangerous
goods, with a particular focus on lithium batteries, and learn how to complete
the necessary documentation, marking, labelling and packaging of shipments. You
will learn about the limitations to transport lithium batteries by air, as well
as emergency procedures in the event of an incident or accident. This course is
based on the content of the Lithium Battery Shipping Regulations (LBSR), a
comprehensive guide designed for shippers and packers to meet their safety
obligations related to the safe transport of dangerous goods by air.
Course code: TCGP-52
- 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
To arrange in-house training for your company, please complete the in-house training request form or contact the Training Specialist in your region.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the basis and applicability of the IATA DGR
- Apply the states and operation variations
- Identify and classify the 9 hazard classes including provisions of lithium batteries
- Apply the applicable special provisions
- Apply the provisions for packing, marking and labelling of shipments containing lithium batteries
- Complete transport documentation (dangerous goods documentation and air waybill - AWB) and any other accompanied documents related to the transport of lithium batteries
- State the relevant emergency response and reporting procedure
The key topics that are covered during this course include:
- Definition of dangerous goods (DG)
- Application of the IATA DGR
- Responsibilities of shippers, packers and freight forwarders
- Limitations applicable to the transport of DG by air
- Classification of the 9 hazard classes including the provision of lithium batteries
- Identification of special provisions
- Packing provisions
- Marking and labelling requirements
- Required transport documentation including DGD and AWB
- Dangerous goods emergency response and reporting requirements
- Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of the latest valid IATA Lithium Batteries Shipping Regulations (LBSR) manual in e-book format. It is an indispensable field publication that you will refer to throughout this course and in your day-to-day duties.
This course is recommended for:
- Manufacturers of cells and batteries
- Battery assemblers
- Shippers and packers
- Other operators handling lithium batteries
An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade level of 80% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to all participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher. Please note: This certificate is valid for 24 months.