IATA Dangerous Goods (Hazmat) Training plays an important role in helping businesses and their employees understand the latest regulations for handling dangerous goods. Hence, this article will focus on the key target personnel in shipping companies that require hazmat training.
Personnel responsible for classifying dangerous goods
These hazmat employees and employers are responsible for the correct classification of dangerous goods so that all stakeholders involved in the transportation of dangerous goods know and understand exactly what the hazards are. Their training entails the proper methods for identifying and classifying dangerous goods. This process includes identifying which of the 9 hazard classes dangerous goods should be assigned to and determining the proper packing group, when applicable.
Shipping personnel who prepare and sign the shipping papers
During a dangerous goods classroom or webinar training we guide students through the multiple components of shipping dangerous goods by air, in order for them to understand the IATA regulation and perform their duties successfully. Throughout the IATA training certification process we help shipping personnel understand how to verify the classifications of their dangerous goods, ensure that the correct markings and labels are used, and that their shipments comply with all IATA dangerous goods regulations, before they are offered for transport. The training also provides students the process to determine when and how to apply the limited quantity and accepted quantity provisions to their shipments. Students prepare a Shipperâ€™s Declaration for Dangerous Goods form in class. Our online course is designed for those people who already completed their initial dangerous goods training but need to complete their refresher training, and provides 24/7 availability to the training for personnel who need time flexibility.
Our classroom and webinar IATA Dangerous Goods Training enables a group to undergo an intensive initial and refresher IATA dangerous goods training. Whether your employees package, mark, and label the dangerous goods or your employees are completing the dangerous goods declaration this course is for them. The course outline and training includes the essential content that an inspection authority, such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), requires to be covered in an IATA Dangerous Goods training course.
Freight forwarders are employees who are involved in the processing, storage, and loading of dangerous goods. IATA dangerous goods training for freight forwarders focuses on dangerous goods acceptance and transport from a transportation intermediary standpoint. This type of training primarily targets hazmat employees with previous certification and experience and is designed to refresh employees on the changes to the IATA regulations.
Effects of noncompliance with IATA regulations
The implementation of a strong and effective training program minimizes refused, delayed, and stopped shipments caused by human error. Consequently, if the stipulated IATA regulations are not strictly followed, then disastrous impacts including injuries and even deaths can occur. Fines and penalties can have a heavy impact on a company.
IATA Dangerous Goods training for employers and their employees is imperative if your company ships dangerous goods by air. At Transportation Compliance Associates, you will learn how to handle hazardous materials and dangerous goods prudently, identify the right mode of transport, and communicate the hazards through proper marking, labeling, and shipping documents. Employers should have proper training on how to formulate an efficient and effective security policy that incorporates vital security principles that comply with the IATA regulations on handling hazardous items.
Remaining compliant is extremely important for all businesses that handle and ship hazardous materials. Donâ€™t put your business and your employees at risk for disaster. Stay safe and compliant with help from the experts at Transportation Compliance Associates. Let us take the worry out of handling hazardous materials by calling 412-249-1111 today!