Purpose of the Course The course gives students the knowledge to interpret and apply the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) to shipments of dangerous goods and hazardous materials including marine pollutants by sea.
Duration of Course One day
Terminology applicable to the IMDG code
Background and general introduction to international agreements, Australian dangerous goods codes and regulations
Understanding of international conventions such as : SOLAS and MARPOL
Introduction to International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and dangerous goods
Introduction to IMDG code, the application of the code, the content and layout and the dangerous goods list
Introduction to classification physics, chemistry, and properties including basic terms, hazardous chemicals and chemical reactions and basics of classification
Classification and index used by UN/IMO UN classes, Packing Groups, Proper Shipping Names and United Nations numbers including classification of samples, marine pollutants and waste materials
Package and tank requirements including general requirements, selection of packages and description of package types
Consignment procedures including general provisions, Marking and labelling of packages, marking and placarding of cargo transport units and documentation
Limited and excepted quantity provisions
Transport operations including stowage, segregation, dangerous goods incidents, transport of CTU’s on board ships, packing a CTU, dangerous goods in barges on barge carrying ships, temperature control provisions, transport of wastes and competent authorities approvals and exemptions.
IMDG code supplement including emergency response procedures, medical first aid guide, reporting procedures, guidelines for packing cargo transport units, recommendations on the safe use of pesticides on ships, carriage of nuclear materials.
Course Recognition This course is approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. A certificate is issued on successful completion of the course assessment that will be conducted throughout the course. The qualification is valid for two years. Before the expiry of this time you will be notified of course dates available for recertification to keep your qualification current.
Who Should Attend? Those who:
Classify dangerous goods
Pack dangerous goods
Mark, label and placard
Load/unload Cargo Transport Units
Prepare transport documents
Offer dangerous goods for transport
Accept dangerous goods for transport
Handle dangerous goods for transport
Prepare dangerous goods loading/stowage plans
Load/unload dangerous goods into/from ships
Carry dangerous goods in transport
Enforce or survey or inspect for compliance with applicable rules and regulations: or
Are otherwise involved in the transport of dangerous goods as determined by the competent authority
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