Course aims & objectives
Functions as defined in IATA's 'Dangerous Goods Training Guidance': Function 7.10 - Screening of Passengers and Crew and their Baggage, Cargo and Mail
The Dangerous Goods Category 12 course is designed to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of dangerous goods, their potential hazards, and the regulations governing their transport by air. The primary objective of this course is to equip security screeners with the necessary skills to recognize shipments containing dangerous goods based on labeling, marking, and other indications. Special emphasis is placed on the detection of undeclared dangerous goods in both baggage and general cargo.
Throughout the course, participants will cover a range of modules that contribute to their overall understanding of dangerous goods transportation:
1. General awareness, objectives, and organizations: Participants will gain an overview of the importance of general awareness regarding dangerous goods, the objectives of the training, and the relevant organizations and governing bodies involved in their transportation.
2. Legal responsibilities: This module provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the legal obligations and responsibilities associated with the transport of dangerous goods by air.
3. Classification of Dangerous Goods: Participants will learn about the classification system used to categorize different types of dangerous goods based on their inherent hazards.
4. Dangerous Goods allowances: This module covers the specific allowances and restrictions regarding quantities and packaging requirements for different types of dangerous goods.
5. Marking, labeling, and packing specifications: Participants will familiarize themselves with the proper marking, labeling, and packing specifications necessary for the safe transportation of dangerous goods.
6. The Dangerous Goods declaration: This module focuses on the completion and submission of the Dangerous Goods declaration, which contains crucial information about the shipment.
7. Acceptance and inspection: Participants will learn the procedures and protocols involved in accepting and inspecting shipments of dangerous goods.
8. Segregation and loading: This module emphasizes the importance of segregating incompatible dangerous goods and the proper loading techniques required to prevent potential hazards.
9. Provision of information and retention of documentation: Participants will understand the significance of providing accurate information and maintaining necessary documentation throughout the transportation process.
10. Dangerous Goods safety: The final module highlights the overall safety aspects associated with handling and transporting dangerous goods.
By successfully completing the Dangerous Goods Category 12 course, security screeners will acquire the knowledge, skills, and awareness needed to identify and detect undeclared dangerous goods in baggage or general cargo. This training ensures the safety and security of air transportation systems by equipping screeners with the ability to identify and mitigate potential risks associated with dangerous goods. Participants will play a vital role in maintaining the integrity of cargo operations and upholding the highest standards of safety and security in the aviation industry.