Guidance on when and how often dangerous goods training is required.
More detailed dangerous goods training information can be found on the Airworthiness and Operational training area of the website.
Anybody who handles or processes cargo, baggage, mail or passengers is legally required to receive dangerous goods training. In the lists below, those categories of staff marked with an asterisk may require dangerous goods training depending upon their involvement with cargo or passengers, whilst those without an asterisk must receive dangerous goods training:
Shippers and packers, including:
Further information on dangerous goods training can be found in CAP 483.
Dangerous goods training MUST be provided or verified upon employment, BEFORE the staff member carries out ANY of the functions for which they are employed involving dangerous goods, general cargo or passengers.
Yes, provided that the training covered the areas required by your new role and you can provide your new employer with a copy of the certificate issued when you were last trained.
No. It is a legal requirement that dangerous goods training MUST be kept current. Failure to receive recurrent dangerous goods training and continuing to carry out a function involved in processing or carriage of cargo (whether or not it includes dangerous goods), passenger baggage or passengers would be a contravention of the Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulations.
The same rules apply to shippers and freight forwarders.
Recurrent training must be carried out within 24 months of previous training. However, if recurrent training is completed within the final three months of validity of previous training, the period of validity extends from the date on which the recurrent training was completed until 24 months from the expiry date of that previous training.
Yes. Such staff are still required to receive initial and recurrent dangerous goods training.
For instructors that will be instructing a course through the CAA Training Approval Scheme, see Part B, Chapter 3 of CAP 483.
For instructors that will be instructing all other courses, see Part A, Chapter 4 of CAP 483.