Acquire 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 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 of 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 IATA Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines, a comprehensive guide designed for shippers and packer to meet their safety obligations related to the safe transport of dangerous goods by air. This course is recommended for Category 1, 2, 3 personnel as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR.
Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional training partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 16 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
|Jan 31 - Feb 01, 2017 - Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
6 additional classes are scheduled. See all
What you will learn
Upon completing this course, you will have the skills 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
- 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
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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: The course title on your certificate will include the DGR Category of the course - Lithium Batteries by Air - Shipping and Packing
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