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The Air Navigation
(Dangerous Goods) Regulationsplaces responsibility for the safe carriage of dangerous goods on all parties
involved. This is inclusive of shippers and freight forwarders and they are legally required to receive initial and
recurrent dangerous goods training in accordance with the requirements of the ICAO Technical Instructions.
The following persons who do not work for an airline must receive dangerous goods training;
Approved dangerous goods training organisations
The CAA has produced guidance leaflets
and posters for shippers, outlining the regulations and requirements for shipping 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
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
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 shippers and freight forwarders.
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