Dangerous Goods Courses

I want to do a Dangerous Goods course

A wide range of requirements apply when transporting dangerous goods and a surprisingly large number of products fall into the DG category.

Explosives, Gases, Flammable Liquids, Flammable Solids, Oxidising Substances, Toxic and Infectious Substances, Radioactive Material, Corrosives and Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances are all classified as Dangerous Goods and additional care is required when transporting them either by land, sea or air.

The courses listed below will provide you with a greater understanding of the expectations in DG transport and the requirements of IATA and other governing bodies in this area.

Introduction to Dangerous Goods

This course is a general overview of dangerous goods, which allows a better understanding in identifying, transporting, and handling dangerous goods.

Half Day Workshop

Anyone new to the industry, and operational staff who would benefit from background knowledge.

IATA Dangerous Goods

This course is designed for shippers, shippers agents and operators acceptance staff requiring certification under IATA categories 1, 3 or 6. It is an initial course for those who are requiring certification to prepare, ship, or accept dangerous goods consignments by air. The course carries IATA and New Zealand CAA endorsement.

International Air Transport Association (IATA) approved certificate valid for 2 years.

Five day course

This course is aimed at operational staff, shipping clerks, warehouse and dispatch staff, as well as exporters.

Provide procedures for the shipper, freight forwarder and operator by which articles or substances with hazardous properties can be safely transported by air on all commercial transport. This includes radioactive material

  • Dangerous goods policy:
    • Applicability of the regulations
    • Training requirements
    • DG security
    • Shipper, freight forwarder & carrier responsibilities
    • Hidden dangerous goods
    • State and operator variations
  • Classification and identification
    • Packing
    • Packaging specifications and performance tests
    • Marking and labelling
    • Documentation
    • Handling and segregation
  • Regulations
    • UN recommendations on transport of DG
    • Rules governing the transport of DG by Air, ICAO13
  • Practice check sheet exercises
    • Answers and explanations
IATA Dangerous Goods Revalidation

This is a revalidation course for those personnel who are currently certified to IATA categories 1, 3 or 6 and are proficient in the application of the regulations. Recurrent training is required to be completed every 24 months. This course is also endorsed by IATA and New Zealand CAA.

International Airline Travel Association (IATA) approved certificate valid for 2 years.

Three day course

This course is intended for participants who have already completed certified Dangerous Goods courses within recent years, who must regularly update their knowledge to comply with IATA requirements under Resolution 809.


  • Updates to DG regulations
  • ICAO & IATA amendments
  • Training requirements
  • Security
  • DG’s carried by passengers and crew
  • Excepted quantities
  • Sate & operator variations
  • Q value calculations
  • Changes to classifications
  • Changes to identification and special provisions
  • Changes to packaging instructions
  • Marking, labeling and documentation changes
  • Radioactive procedures and changes
  • Correct use of tables and figures
  • Practical examples and check sheets
Dangerous Goods, Land & Sea

The aim is to ensure participants can interpret the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, HSNO, Maritime Rules, and Land Rules affecting transport of Dangerous Goods in New Zealand.

Two-Day Workshop

The seminar will benefit all those involved with the shipping of dangerous goods by sea.

This course is run by our training partner Manukau Institute of Technology. For more information please call 0800 11 10 30

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