To understand the purpose of the IMDG code and know how to refer to it when dealing with the handling, carriage, stowage and segregation of various classes of dangerous goods.
Who should attend:
Duration: 2 days
This course aims to raise awareness related to the hazards involved in the carriage of dangerous goods and imparting necessary knowledge to individuals to effectively contribute to the safe carriage of dangerous goods at sea.
It meets the general awareness/familiarisation training requirements mentioned in Amendment 36-12 of the IMDG Code (Chapter 1.3) as well as the CFR 49 and is intended for training all persons engaged in the transport of dangerous goods by sea, particularly shore-side personnel.
The IMDG code is the key instrument regulating the transport of dangerous goods by sea and this course seeks to clarify how the code is to be used and the practical purpose the code aims to achieve.
It contains both practical and theoretical work with the regulations for the transport and handling of dangerous goods and examines the implementation of the regulations into national legislation.
Depending on the course location participants may also receive additional information enabling them to work with local regulations concerning the transport by road and rail (ADR/RID).
The course focuses on:
- Overview of relevant local, national and international regulations
- SOLAS, MARPOL
- Structure of the IMDG Code (incl. Supplement (EmS and MFAG)
- Classes, Divisions and Packing groups
- Legal responsibilities of Shippers (incl. ADR in EU)
- CTU (Cargo Transport Units), Marking, labeling and placarding
- CSC Convention
- Stowage and segregation
- Security Provisions