Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air and Sea

Course Overview

This course is designed to cover aspects of both the Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Sea courses. The aim is to enable personnel to recognise the classes of dangerous goods and to pack, mark, label and document articles and items correctly. Delegates will also be able to understand and use the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) codes correctly. Note: Radioactive materials are not covered.

Course Duration

5 days

Course Structure

Delegates take part in practical exercises involving the use of IATA and IMDG codes, as well as sitting written examinations.

Course Content

  • Airline acceptance procedures
  • Classification of items not listed by name
  • Classification of substances with multiple hazards
  • Documentation
  • Legislation and the shipper's responsibility
  • Marine pollutants
  • Packaging, including tanks, IBC's and CTU's
  • State and operator variations

Target Audience

Personnel, both on and offshore, who are involved in the preparation of dangerous goods for transportation by air or sea.


An OPITO-approved sea certificate and a CAA approved air certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course.


Both certificates are valid for two years.



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