Convey Dangerous Goods by Road

Affiliation: PRISMA
Duration: 2 days

Course Aim:

Learners who enrol in this information session will be able to ensure the safe loading, conveying, and off-loading of dangerous goods according to legal and organisational requirements. Credited learners can convey dangerous goods in accordance with legal, safety, manufacturer, and other relevant requirements and handle incidents safely when they occur.

Course Objectives:

After completion of the course, the delegate will have an understanding of:

  • Legal documentation when transporting dangerous goods.
  • Safety and standard operating procedures during loading and off-loading.
  • Safety procedures in the event of an incident.

Course Content:

  • The Owner/Operator
  • Example of incident report format
  • The Consignor
  • The Driver
  • Driver preparedness
  • Daily Vehicle Checks
  • Preliminary checks
  • Pre-loading checks
  • Post loading checks
  • Parts of a dangerous goods placard Dangerous Goods Placard
  • Placement of placards and signs
  • Compatibility & exempt quantities
  • Load Constraints
  • Chart of compatible/incompatible substances.
  • Designated Space
  • Comparison Of Documents And Placarding
  • Example of a Tremcard
  • Example of a dangerous goods declaration (DGD)
  • Requirements
  • Requirements That Relate To Loading And Offloading Operations
  • Requirements that relate to loading operations
  • En route procedures
  • Requirements that relate to off-loading operations Cargo Handling
  • Cargo securement
  • Packaged goods
  • Bulk
  • Freight containers that contain packaged goods Reacting to incidents
  • Types of fire
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Parts of an extinguisher
  • Fighting a fire
  • Safety guide
  • Vehicle fires
  • Fire extinguisher daily inspection

Target Audience:

All employees transporting hazardous materials by road.