Dangerous Goods By Sea Training Requirements
The transportation of dangerous goods by sea is controlled by international regulations, under the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code, which includes Mandatory Training Requirements under Chapter 1.3
As with other transport regulations, anyone involved in packing and shipping of dangerous goods is required to undertake training and certification. In addition, under the IMDG codes those responsible for following areas are also required to receive training:
- Classifying dangerous goods
- Marking, labelling and/or placarding
- Loading or unloading of
- Cargo Transport Units
- Stowage and Segregation
- Loading and Unloading
- Dangerous Goods into/from ships
- Carrying Dangerous Goods
The IMDG code is regulated in Australia by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority AMSA. For full information regarding training requirements please refer to the IMDG code.
Dangerous Goods By Road Training Requirements
The transportation of dangerous goods by road is regulated under the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (the ADG Code) which is maintained and updated by The National Transport Commission
Each State and Territory implements the updated ADG Code and associated updates to their dangerous goods transport regulations separately. Businesses must comply with their state / territory specific act/regulations and the ADG Code. While the code doesn’t enforce mandatory certification there are many practical requirements under the ADG code for the correct handling and shipping of dangerous goods by road that make it necessary for those working for shippers, trucking companies, and consolidators to go through training.
To obtain a copy of each State and Territory’s dangerous goods transport act and regulations visit the Department of Infrastructure.