Requirements relating to Dangerous Goods
Anyone involved in the transport of dangerous goods should consider security requirements for the dangerous goods appropriate with their responsibilities. Dangerous Goods Security awareness training should address the nature of security risks, recognising security risks, methods to address and reduce risks and actions to be taken in the event of a security breach.
Please note that the security risks which apply to dangerous goods are not related to the DfT’s security restrictions placed on liquids, aerosols and gels.
Security screeners, including:
Dangerous goods training MUST be provided or verified upon employment, BEFORE you carry out ANY of the functions for which you are employed involving dangerous goods or general cargo.
Persons involved in the tasks listed above must be trained in the requirements corresponding with their responsibilities and must include familiarisation, function-specific training and safety training. Table 1.4 of the Technical Instructions provides the subject matter relating to dangerous goods transport with which various categories of personnel should be familiar.
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 that was 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 the processing or the carriage of cargo (whether or not it includes dangerous goods), would be a contravention of the Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) Regulations.The same rules apply to staff of operators.