All operators involved in the carriage of dangerous goods must ensure that their staff are properly qualified to carry out their duties safely and legally. Our range of dangerous goods courses have been developed to support dangerous goods operators, whether you require awareness training or a full qualification.

With FTA’s Dangerous Goods training you benefit from:

  • assurance that your staff are qualified and competent to legally transport dangerous goods.

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

  • courses that meet your needs, whatever your involvement with the transportation of dangerous goods.

Our training courses include those that adhere to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), refresher courses for those that need to update their knowledge, and material-specific training such as the transportation of lithium batteries.

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ADR Initial

Tunbridge Wells, Leamington Spa + 3 more

Objective:

The ADR Initial course provides awareness of hazardous goods, safety training, and an understanding of the actions to take in the event of an incident. All drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods, within scope of the ADR provisions, must attend a Department for Transport approved basic training course in order to be legally qualified to transport such loads. The 4-day course includes 21 hours Driver CPC and the 5-day course includes 28 hours Driver CPC and a Road Tanker module.

Locations:

Leamington Spa, Leeds, Stirling, Tunbridge Wells, West Thurrock, In-company training

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ADR Refresher

Leamington Spa, Tunbridge Wells + 2 more

Objective:

This course is for drivers of vehicles carrying dangerous goods who hold a Driver Training Certificate (DTC) that is due to expire. The refresher training covers dangerous goods legislation and updates on practical elements of carrying dangerous goods and how to react in emergency situations.

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.

We recommend that all drivers attend approved courses well in advance of the expiry date of the DTC.

Locations:

Leamington Spa, Leeds, Stirling, Tunbridge Wells, West Thurrock, In-company training

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Air Cargo Security Courses - CASP, CO, COS

All staff with unescorted access to identifiable secure air cargo will require training. Exactly which staff receive which level or module is down to the company to decide, based on their knowledge of the operation and the rules set in place by the CAA/DfT.

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Cargo Supervisor (CS) and Cargo Manager (CM)

All staff with unescorted access to identifiable secure air cargo will require training to some degree. Exactly which staff receive which level or module is down to the specific company to decide based on their knowledge of the operation and the rules set in place by the CAA/DfT.

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Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air

Objective:

This 3-day course teaches about legislation, dangerous goods classifications, and packing, handling and loading practices among other related subject areas. Those who pass the Civil Aviation Authority exam at the end of the 3 days will become officially certified.

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.

In-company-training

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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. 

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Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air - Refresher Course

Objective:

This refresher course maintains continuity of the qualification. It includes an overview of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) manual, emergency procedures, and packing, loading and handling procedures.

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.

In-company training

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Carriage of Dangerous Goods for 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. SEA (IMDG) – The regulations require that all shore based staff involved with the transport of dangerous goods by sea require 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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Carriage of Lithium Batteries

Objective:

This course focuses on the transportation of lithium batteries and covers all modes of transportation. 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 as handling an emergency response and relevant reporting procedure.


In-company training

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Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA)

Leamington Spa, Leeds + 1 more

Objective:

This 5-day course is for Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSA) seeking revalidation and individuals wishing to attain DGSA qualification. It covers legal responsibilities in respect of the carriage of dangerous goods.

 Subject to certain concessions, companies involved in the carriage or related loading of dangerous goods by road must appoint an appropriately qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA). Personnel wishing to be employed as Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers should attend this course.

Locations:

Leamington Spa, Leeds, Stirling, Tunbridge Wells, In-company training

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