2-day (16 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course This course is recommended for 'Personnel Responsible for Preparing Dangerous Goods Consignments' (Radioactive materials – class 7 only) as per IATA's DGR - section 1.5 and in accordance with function 7.1 in IATA's 'Dangerous Goods Training Guidance'.
Acquire the skills and knowledge to pack and ship radioactive materials by air in compliance with the regulatory requirements of the ICAO Technical Instruction and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) adopted from IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). Over two days, you will examine the classification and identification of dangerous goods, with particular focus on radioactive materials, and learn how to complete the necessary documentation, marking, labelling and packaging of shipments. You will learn about the limitations to transport radioactive materials by air, as well as emergency procedures in the event of an incident or accident. This course is based on the content of on Section 10 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), which covers radioactive materials, along with exercises to reinforce the regulations. You will gain a thorough understanding of the documentation required, as well as the legal responsibilities of transporting radioactive materials.
Course Code: TCGG-13-VC
- The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
- The course will take you approximately 16 hours to complete and be held over 2 consecutive days.
- There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 120 minutes.
- The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos.
- Student performance will be based on an assessment.
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- 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: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the B2B Training Specialist in your region.
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Upon completing this course you will be able to:
- Explain the basis and applicability of the IATA DGR
- Apply the states and operation variations
- Identify and classify the 9 hazard classes including provisions of radioactive materials
- Apply the applicable special provisions
- Apply the provisions for packing, marking and labelling of shipments containing radioactive materials
- Complete transport documentation (dangerous goods declaration (DGD) and air waybill - AWB) and any other accompanied documents related to the transport of radioactive materials
- 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
- Applicable special provisions
- Packing provisions
- Marking and labelling requirements
- Required transport documentation including DGD and AWB
- Familiarize with handling requirements
- Dangerous goods emergency response and reporting requirements
Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of the latest IATA Dangerous Goods 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, Laboratories or medical institutes staff involved in shipping radioactive materials.
- Shippers and packers
- Operational functions acting on behalf of shippers
An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.