Who is the course for?
This eLearning course is aimed at any individuals involved in the handling of dangerous goods for transportation by sea.
Is previous experience required?
There is no requirement for prior knowledge or experience before completing this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role.
How will the course benefit me?
Every day potentially hazardous goods can be shipped by sea because the people involved know how to handle, store and ship these goods safely. This course will give you a basic understanding of the regulations surrounding the shipping of dangerous goods, including the classification of goods and appropriate labelling and packing.
The knowledge gained in this course will help you to stay safe when handling dangerous goods in your day-to-day activities and in the event there is an emergency or incident with the goods. It will also indicate the documentation that must accompany cargo shipments of dangerous goods.
How will the course benefit my company?
By ensuring you are fully aware of the how to properly pack, handle and ship dangerous goods, you contribute to the safety of your workplace, your fellow workers and yourself, while enabling cargo shipments to be made safely and successfully.
What standards are referenced in the course?
This course is written with reference to the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code), the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). It also draws upon industry best practices throughout.
Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 100%. The course starts with an optional pre-assessment that checks your existing knowledge of the course topics. The course will restructure so that it only contains the content needed to address the gaps in your knowledge.