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Dangerous Goods Training Course for CAA Staff and Airport Authorities

Introduction

Please be advised about the target group for this course: Civil Aviation Authority staff and Airport Authorities only.

The aim of this course is to emphasize a general safety philosophy about why and how safe transport of dangerous goods contributes to the overall safety management of air transportation.
All contents of this course are related to the primary responsibilities and practical applications of CAA DG officials and Airport DG officials.

Course Content

All contents are related to the primarily responsibilities and practical applications of CAA DG officials and Airport DG officials. 

General Philosophy of Annex 18 and Technical Instructions for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air, as follows:

  • International Legislation
  • European Legislation
  • Legislation for radioactive materials

Detailed philosophy and practical application of:

  • classification principles
  • packing requirements
  • labeling and marking
  • storage and loading
  • documentation
  • acceptance procedures
  • passengers and crew provisions
  • shipper and operator responsibilities

Detailed philosophy and practical application of responsibilities related to:

  • State Letters and State Variations
  • Approvals and Exemptions
  • Undeclared / Wrongly Declared Dangerous Goods

Detailed philosophy and practical application of responsibilities related to:

  • Emergency Procedures
  • DG and Emergency Planning Aerodromes
  • Notification to Captain (NOTOC) Procedures

This course also includes several practical case studies and exercises.

Learning Objectives

  • General safety philosophy about why and how safe transport of dangerous goods contributes to the overall safety management of air transportation.
  • Knowledge and practical applications of the responsibilities of CAA DG Officials and Airports DG Officials.
  • Knowledge, practical application and interpretation of the dangerous goods legislation set out in Annex 18, as well as the technical instructions for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air.
  • Knowledge and practical application of the emergency procedures and related responsibilities for CAAs and Airports
     

Who should take this course

Civil Aviation Authorities 

Dangerous Goods Officials 

Managers Emergency Planning within Airport Authorities 

Safety Managers 

Managers of Emergency Response Systems 

Airport Fire Officers
 

Pre-requisites

Basic overall knowledge of chemistry and/or physics is preferred but not a mandatory requirement.

Duration

4.5 days, starting at 9:00 on day 1 and ending at approximately 13:00 on day 5.

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