To safely handle dangerous goods in Australia, you are required to undergo a training and certification process that covers techniques and procedures for dealing with these items. Dangerous goods encompass a wide variety of items, from biological specimen to household chemicals. Any items that can pose a risk to your health or those around you often need to be handled according to established safety regulations. This is even more important when dealing with the shipping and transportation of such items. Dangerous goods courses cover a wide variety of potentially hazardous items and how they should safely be handled.

Biological goods transportation training

Biological goods such as medical specimens or potentially infectious biological samples need to be handled with extra caution. The biological goods training course equips trainees with the knowledge of biological specimen risks and how they can avoid these risks when handling and shipping biological goods. The training course is available online and is administered in accordance with the Australian Civil Aviation Authority (CASA). The training course includes general information about biological specimens, risk factors and safe handling procedures. Upon successful completion of the training, you will receive a certificate acknowledging your ability to handle infectious substances and other biological goods.

Dangerous goods by air

Dangerous goods training by air is required of personnel who ship, carry or handle these types of items during air transportation. Employees of airlines, security screening personnel and freight forwarders who handle cargo that is in transit often require this specific course. The training course covers multiple dimensions of dangerous goods handling, including identification of items, legislation that surrounds transportation and handling, classifying and categorising dangerous goods and safe transportation methods. 

Dangerous goods by sea

Personnel who ship dangerous goods by sea often need to take a training course that is tailored toward safe sea transportation. The course is offered via an interactive web program that imparts knowledge about legislation, packaging provisions and the clearing/forwarding of dangerous cargo from ships. This program also enables trainees to avoid incurring penalties due to violating regulations they may not have been aware of.

Packaging methods of dangerous goods 

An important course that is offered during dangerous goods training is the use of safe and effective methods for packing and transporting dangerous commodities. This course is suited for manufacturers and logistics companies that frequently prepare, pack and ship dangerous goods. The course covers packing techniques, quantity guidelines and restrictions and best practices for shipping dangerous goods by air, ground or sea. The packaging methods course also emphasises established regulations that govern how packages should be designed, tested and used.