Dangerous goods are transported across Australia every day by air, rail and road. As a consequence, these hazardous goods come into contact with the general public and industry workers regularly. To ensure the safety of these individuals from the risks associated with transportation of corrosive, flammable, explosive or toxic substances, a set of laws were enacted across Australia. 

These laws provide for a dangerous goods licence after completion of a dangerous goods training course from a reputable institution. If you have workers that frequently transport dangerous goods, it's time to consider such safety training courses.

Different training institutions provide these dangerous goods courses in a variety of ways. Some of the most common learning methods include;

Online Classes

Most institutions offering dangerous goods training curriculum offer an online mode of study option. This comes in handy for employees or businesses that are far from the school's physical location. Additionally, it also helps companies that have their employees frequently transverse the country and its different territories.

Should you be considering online dangerous goods courses from multiple providers, it's important that you consider some factors;

  1. How interactive is the online course? Some courses provide for live interactive webinars while others simply offer notes on the subject.
  2. Secondly, consider reviews of previous learners. A good course will practically advertise itself, and you will easily find rave reviews from people that have gone through it.

School Based Training

Do you have some time on your hands? Why not sign up for an intensive course on dangerous goods transportation? You can consider it part of your vacation, and by the end of it, you will have a dangerous goods licence to further boost your professionalism.

As with other courses, school-based dangerous goods courses are also offered by many institutions. You will be able to find the best courses available by simply looking into what people are saying about a particular course.

Refresher Course

Have you previously taken a dangerous goods course and forgotten all about it? For whatever the reason this might be, a refresher course will get you back on track by reminding you of the skills needed in the profession. Such a course will help you renew your dangerous goods licence and help you get your career back on track.

A good training institution will be an adherent follower of all road safety regulations in place within and beyond Australia. On completion of a dangerous goods course with such a school you should, thus, be able to interpret and apply the rules and regulations enshrined in "The Australian Code for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail."