It is a legal requirement that any persons whose duties concern the carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, Sea, Rail or Air shall have received training in the requirements governing the carriage of such goods appropriate to their duties.
This is a very broad requirement that encompasses such personnel employed by the road vehicle operator or the consignor such as packers, forklift truck drivers, warehousemen who load or unload Dangerous Goods, staff in freight forwarding or shipping agency offices, and drivers of non-ADR vehicles.
Awareness courses are always tailored to meet the customers exact requirements, usually covering the basic theory of hazard classes, packaging, documentation, PPE and transport requirements. All courses also now include the mandatory introduction to Dangerous Goods security issues. If required we can also incorporate the requirements for using the Eurotunnel freight services.
Awareness courses are available nationwide, usually conducted on your own site and usually last for between a half and one day.
At the end of the course, certificates of attendance are issued for inclusion in your staff training files. Many national and international carriers (TNT, DHL, FedEx, etc) will require sight of such certificates as proof of training before transporting Dangerous Goods for a third party.
Please call to discuss your requirements and a quotation.
At RoadSafe we can offer an unparalleled range of bespoke short, non-examined, training courses to suit any customer requirement.
These are held as informal workshops at your premises using the latest audio-visual aids at our disposal.
Each course is individually tailored to the customer's operations, indeed, we welcome the opportunity to prepare presentations on your behalf should you wish to front it yourself. Obviously, we also map such courses against the "function specific" criteria indicated in the relevant Regulations to ensure they are legally compliant.
Some of the subjects we've covered recently include: The transportation of Dry-ice, laboratory equipment, Legionella virus, fumigated shipping containers, air-bag modules, disposable anti-tank weapons and even frozen bull semen. Other, more routine, courses have been Spillage and Emergency Response, Basic Chemistry, Transport Law, Packaging of Dangerous Goods, Environmental procedures and Dangerous Goods by Air or Sea Awareness.
All candidates for Short Courses are presented with a traceable Certificate of Attendance for inclusion in their personnel file as specified in the appropriate Regulations.
If you've a training requirement, or a message to put over to your staff, contact RoadSafe Europe to see how we can assist you today.