To an extent, the transportation of Dangerous Goods is harmonised. However, there are important modal differences which shippers, carriers and consignees need to be aware of.

The carriage of Dangerous Goods must comply with international and national regulations for each transport mode, to ensure consignments are carried safely. FTA is one of only a few organisations who can train and advise across all modes. This is particularly beneficial when planning for modal shift or contingency planning.

Increasingly, members want to be able to conduct online training for those elements of statutory training, where it is permitted. Within this section, you’ll find e-learning options which are flexible and cost-effective. 

 

With FTA’s Dangerous Goods training you benefit from:

  • A range of multi-modal solutions for those involved with the transportation of Dangerous Goods. 

  •  Public, In-company and online learning options.

  • Training delivered by a professional team of trainers with extensive industry knowledge.

  • The option to completely bespoke training to match your company’s objectives.

 

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ADR Initial

Leeds, West Thurrock + 3 more

All drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods, within scope of the ADR provisions, must attend a Department for Transport (DfT) approved basic training course in order to be legally qualified to transport such loads. ADR Initial qualifies for up to 28 hours Driver CPC (DCPC).

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ADR Refresher

West Thurrock, Leamington Spa + 3 more

This course is for drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods who hold a Driver Training Certificate (DTC) which is due to expire. Refresher training and examination must be undertaken at least 6 weeks prior to the expiry date of the DTC. Drivers can, however, attend approved courses up to 12 months prior to the expiry date of the DTC and on successful completion, the new DTC will commence from the expiry date of the original certificate. FTA recommends that all drivers attend approved courses well in advance of the expiry date of the DTC.

ADR Refresher training qualifies for 7 hours Driver CPC.

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Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air

International law requires that all staff involved in the shipping, packing, documentation, carriage or handling of Dangerous Goods by Air must be trained to the required level listed in the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

The training provided must be approved by a nominated competent authority within each member state. In the UK this authority is the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), who enforce the regulations under the legally binding Air Navigation Order (Dangerous Goods Regulations). Revalidation must be completed within 24 months.

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Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air - Radioactive Materials

Those who solely ship radioactive dangerous goods need only attend the Radioactive Materials by Air course. The certificate will reflect that it only applies to radioactive shipments and is valid for two years.

For those involved with other classes of dangerous goods as well, it is necessary to hold both Dangerous Goods by Air and Radioactive Materials by Air certificates. To maintain approval it is necessary to attend and successfully pass both revalidation courses.

In order to maintain continuity of this qualification, it is necessary to revalidate before the expiry date shown on the certificate. Revalidation training can be completed up to 3 months in advance without effecting the original expiry date.

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Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air - Refresher Course

International law requires that all staff involved in the shipping, packing, documentation, carriage or handling of Dangerous Goods by Air must be trained to the required level listed in the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

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Carriage of Lithium Batteries

The use of lithium batteries is becoming increasingly common, powering many everyday items, ranging from wheelchairs to power tools, as well as laptops and mobile phones. There have been a number of cargo security incidents which have been attributed to incorrectly shipped batteries. Please note that this course is specific to lithium batteries.

This course will enable students to have a thorough understanding of the relevant regulations, which includes how to apply the special provisions, marking and labelling the shipments, completing the relevant documentation as well has handling an emergency response and relevant reporting procedure.


Public & in-company training

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E-learning - Introduction to Dangerous Goods by Air, Road and Sea

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Multimodal: Dangerous Goods by Air, Road and Sea

 AIR (IATA) – Legislation requires that all staff involved in the packing, documentation or handling of dangerous goods by air complete a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved training course. This requirement is met by attending a Dangerous Goods by Air Certificate course. Your certificate must then be revalidated at intervals of no longer than 2 years by completing a refresher course and successfully passing the CAA exam.

SEA (IMDG) – The regulations require that all shore based staff involved with the transport of dangerous goods by sea receive training. This includes those who prepare documentation, classify, pack, mark, label and prepare shipments of dangerous goods.

ROAD (ADR) – Training is required for all staff who may classify, pack, mark, or label dangerous goods which will be consigned by road.

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Shipping Dangerous Goods by Road

If an operation is involved in shipping dangeous goods by road, it is mandatory that staff receive regular training, ‘appropriate to their responsibilities and duties’. In addition, DfT and HSE requirements call for staff involved in the packing, documentation, handling, loading/unloading or shipment of dangerous goods to have an understanding of certain UK regulations.

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Shipping Dangerous Goods by Road - Refresher Course

If an operation is involved in shipping dangeous goods by road, it is mandatory that staff receive regular training, ‘appropriate to their responsibilities and duties’ (ADR Chapter 1.3). In addition, DfT and HSE requirements call for staff involved in the packing, documentation, handling, loading/unloading or shipment of dangerous goods to have an understanding of certain UK regulations.

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