Dangerous Goods Awareness (In-company)

Start date: Programme is ongoing. Start any time!

Duration: 1 Day

Location: In-company

Certificate: Certificate in Dangerous Goods Awareness

Cost: Enquire for details

Programme overview

This one-day Dangerous Goods Awareness workshop will provide operational staff with a clear understanding of Dangerous goods, their packaging requirements, safe storage and segregation where required.

It will equip operational staff involved with the transportation of dangerous goods with a clearer understanding of the requirements of Dangerous Goods including risk associated with dangerous goods, the legislation surrounding dangerous goods, the nine classes of dangerous goods as defined in ADR.

A 60-page manual is provided to all participants. The manual content includes the GHS Hazard pictogram and information on the sections of a Safety Data Sheet.

This workshop can be delivered nationwide either on-site or at a convenient location. Significant savings can be made by having this course delivered in-company versus booking a large number of places on a public course. Plus, you get the training at a time and a place that suits your businesss best!!!

Contact us at [email protected] for more information and to book your in-company course.

Who Is This Course For?

Any member of a transport company staff involved in the transportation of dangerous goods excluding drivers.

This includes managers, supervisors, and warehouse staff including loaders, unloaders, packers, fillers, any non driving member of vehicle crew and/or persons working in the areas where dangerous goods are stored.

Course Content

Module 1. An introduction to Dangerous Goods and where dangerous goods are found both in the home and the market place. The risks associated with dangerous goods and a review some major incidents involving dangerous goods. A brief outline of what are considered as dangerous goods.

Module 2. The Marking of Dangerous Goods. Identification of the different marks and labels that surround dangerous goods including their containment and packaging. An explanation of these marking and labels. Where these marks can be found on the dangerous good when packaged or on a vehicle when transporting goods.

Module 3. The nine classes of dangerous goods. The characteristics associated with each of the 9 classes of dangerous goods.

Module 4. Care and Consideration of Dangerous Goods. The responsibilities for both the employer and the employee. The handling including inventory requirements, risk assessments including controls to be considered required surrounding safe storage and transportation. General requirements around storage and segregation of dangerous goods in warehousing and storage environments.

Module 5. Transport of Dangerous Goods. The different regulations surrounding the modes of transport. The roles of the participants in the transport chain.  The equipment required on board the transport vehicle. The exemptions used during the transport of dangerous goods including the most common exemption used and the requirement to comply with the rules surrounding its use.  Requirement surrounding training for drivers of vehicles transporting dangerous goods

Module 6. Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor Requirement of a DGSA.  How to achieve the qualification and the requirement to renew said qualification every 5 years. The operational duties of the DGSA including the need for an Annual report.

Module 7. Safe storage and segregation of dangerous goods.  Hazzard area classification. The dangers of fire and ignition sources. Emergency actions including informing Emergency services and initial first aid response.

Learning Outcomes

Understand the legal requirements surrounding the handling of Dangerous Goods.

Understand the risks associated with dangerous goods. Students will have a knowledge of the legislation surrounding dangerous goods and the nine classes of dangerous goods as defined in ADR.

Understand the containment and package types and segregation requirements.

Understand the responsibilities of participants in the transport chain and the different modes of transport used to transport dangerous goods. 

Understand the actions to be taken as a result of an incident including the actions to be taken during a spill either small or large. How to react during a fire and the need for rapid first aid response.

Understand the GHS Hazard pictograms and the sections of a Safety Data Sheet.

Programme Requirements

There are no specific pre-programme requirements for this training.


Certificate in Dangerous Goods Awareness will be awarded to all successful participants.

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