Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air Certification and Revalidation - Weekly courses
Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road & Sea
Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road

Carriage of Diagnostic & Infectious Substances by Air

Carriage of Lithium Batteries by Air, Road & Sea
Carriage of Radioactive Material by Air
Carriage of Excepted & Limited Quantities by Air, Road & Sea
49 CFR - US Department of Transportation - Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods Regulations)
Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser

Air Cargo Security

Dangerous Goods Regulations Update
 

For more information including course content, dates and locations please click on the course title above or scroll down.

 

 

DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS UPDATE

Half Day Seminars (Oct 2014 - Jan 2015)

 

Background

 

There are significant changes to dangerous goods regulations from the beginning of 2015. Anyone dealing with dangerous goods needs to be aware of the new regulations and must assess the impact on their procedures.  Everyone involved with dangerous goods will be affected – exporters, shippers, packers, couriers, integrators, freight forwarders, handling agents, shipping lines, hauliers and airlines.

 

New editions of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code and the ADR regulations are available towards the end of 2014.

 

Peter East Associates will be organising a series of half-day seminars throughout the UK to explain these changes in greater detail. 

The programme runs from October to January, leaving time for delegates to update procedures and assess how these changes may impact their organisations. 

We are also able to provide this seminar in-house.

 

Major changes covered  

  • Changes to the requirements for shipping UN 3082 (Environmentally hazardous substance, liquid, n.o.s.) and UN 3077 (Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s.)
  • New entries to the dangerous goods list – including for Adsorbed gas
  • Changes to the requirements for shipping lithium batteries by air
  • Changes to the Notification to Captain (NOTOC)
  • Information on Lamps containing dangerous goods
  • Change to the format of the dangerous goods list in IMDG
  • Changes and clarification to packing instructions
  • A number of new and amended special provisions
  • Amendments and changes to many other parts of the ADR/ICAO/IATA/IMDG regulations
  • We will also be covering the mandatory container weight verification for sea shipments

We have not received final details of all the new regulations and cannot guarantee full coverage of all these topics.

 

 

Dates 2014: Location:
30 October Heathrow
7 November Northampton
10 November Elstree, Herts
13 November Manchester
20 November Southampton
27 November Glasgow
28 November Heathrow
4 December Stansted
8 December Gatwick
9 December Belfast
15 December Luton
18 December East Midlands
   
Dates 2015: Location:
6 January Elstree, Herts
12 January Stansted
16 January Southampton
23 January Heathrow

 

Fee:

£165 + VAT / Euro 205+ VAT

 

Please email info@petereast.com if you would like to book a course

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CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS BY AIR

Certification Course - CAA ApprovedA Approved

(3 days)

 

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air certification course will equip delegates with the skills and knowledge required to correctly prepare shipments of dangerous goods for transport by air. The course features practical exercises, real-life examples and encourages delegate participation. Our friendly tutors make the course relevant and interesting to all delegates.

Please see our schedule below which also lists the number of places still available - we run a dangerous goods by air course almost every week.

Course contents:

  • Overview of the Regulations (ICAO, IATA, ADR, IMDG)
  • Using the Regulations
  • Look at dangerous goods incidents
  • State and Operator Variations
  • Classification, Proper shipping names and UN numbers
  • Packaging Instructions
  • Types of Packaging
  • Different Dangerous Goods Packed Together
  • Specification Marking
  • Marking and Labeling
  • Completion of the shipper's declaration for dangerous goods
  • Shipment Checking
  • Air Waybill completion
  • Emergency Procedures

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • List their legal responsibilities
  • Locate information from all sections and appendices of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Determine which Dangerous Goods are forbidden for air transport and the quantity limits for those goods, which are eligible for travel on passenger aircraft and cargo aircraft
  • Locate State and Operator Variations and correctly apply the information accordingly
  • Classify a consignment of Dangerous Goods and identify the precedence of hazards and the packing groups
  • Select a Proper Shipping Name from the List of Dangerous Goods
  • Locate and identify information shown on the Shipper's Declaration and the Air Waybill
  • Select the correct packing using the Packing Instructions and the General Packing Requirements
  • Correctly mark and label a package in compliance with Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Identify which Dangerous Goods must be segregated and calculate the quantity limits when packing different Dangerous Goods in one package
  • Complete a Dangerous Goods Acceptance Check List

The course is fully approved in the UK by the Civil Aviation Authority, and concludes with a validation. Successful candidates receive a certificate of competence, valid for two years.

Fee:

3 day: £470 + VAT / €585 + VAT

 

Revalidation Course - CAA Approved

(1 or 2 days)

 

Delegates who have attended the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air course must receive refresher training within a two year period.  If this period is exceeded, delegates must re-attend the full 3-day course.

The course focuses upon significant changes in the Regulations, whilst covering all key areas relating to preparation of shipments of dangerous goods for carriage by air.  The course is fully approved by the Civil Aviation Authority and successful candidates receive a further two years certification.

The course is offered as a one or two day package, depending upon delegate needs.  The one day revalidation course is intended for those who work frequently with the Regulations. We strongly recommend the two day course for those candidates who do not use the Regulations frequently, or for those who may wish to take a more in-depth review of the subject.

Fees:

1 day: £310 + VAT / €375 + VAT
2 days: £415 + VAT / €510 + VAT

 

 

2014 COURSE DATES
Certification
Revalidation
Location
(3 days)
(1 day)
(2 days)

AUGUST 2014

 

     
August 4-6
August 7
Heathrow

SEPTEMBER 2014

 

September 1-3
September 4
Heathrow
September 8-10
September 11-12
Northampton
September 15-17
September 18-19
Stansted
 
September 18-19
Heathrow
September 22-24
September 25-26
Southampton

OCTOBER 2014

 

October 6-8
October 9
Heathrow
October 6-8
Glasgow
October 13-15
October 16-17
Manchester
October 13-15
Dublin
October 20-22
October 23-24
East Midlands
October 27-29
October 30-31
Gatwick

NOVEMBER 2014

 

November 3-5
November 6
Heathrow
November 17-19
November 20-21
Luton
November 24-26
November 27-28
Southampton

DECEMBER 2014

 

December 1-3
December 4-5
Heathrow
December 8-10
December 11-12
Stansted
December 8-10
December 11-12
Northampton
 
2015 COURSE DATES
(3 days)
(1 day)
(2 days)

JANUARY 2015

 

     
January 5-7
January 8
Heathrow
January 12-14
January 15-16
East Midlands
January 26-28
Elstree

FEBRUARY 2015

 

February 2-4
February 5
Heathrow
February 2-4
February 5-6
Stansted
February 9-11
February 12-13
Luton
February 16-18
February 19-20
Southampton
   
February 19-20
Heathrow

MARCH 2015

 

March 2-4
March 5
Heathrow
March 2-4
Glasgow
March 9-11
March 12-13
Manchester
March 16-18
March 19-20
Stansted
March 16-18
March 19-20
Northampton

APRIL 2015

 

     
April 13-15
April 16-17
Heathrow
April 20-22
April 23-24
East Midlands
April 20-22
April 23-24
Gatwick

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CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS BY ROAD & SEA

(3 days)

International traffic to and from the UK always travels by two methods of transport; so most people need to consult two sets of regulations. There are differences between ADR (road) and IMDG (sea), and some people need more detail than others do. We therefore offer the road and sea courses separately for those that need a detailed knowledge and a combined course for those that want an overview of both modes.

With the explosions and fire on the Hyundai Fortune in mind which many experts believe was caused by dangerous goods, we look at this specific incident and try to draw lessons from the information available.

Course contents:

  •  Introduction to the Regulations
  •  Hazard Classes
  •  Packing Groups
  •  ADR
  •  IMDG
  •  Limited Quantities
  •  Marking and labeling
  •  Documentation
  •  Channel Tunnel

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  •  Understand the legal framework for the carriage of dangerous goods
  •  Identify the nine hazard classes and three packing groups
  •  Locate basic information in ADR & IMDG manuals
  •  Understand how to mark and label a consignment of dangerous goods
  •  Complete a basic dangerous goods note
  •  Appreciate the requirements relating to vehicles and drivers carrying dangerous goods by road.
Dates 2014: Location:
1-3 September Heathrow
22-24 September Elstree, Herts
6-8 October East Midlands
27-29 October Southampton
10-12 November Manchester
17-19 November Heathrow
1-3 December Stansted
   
Dates 2015: Location:
11-13 February Heathrow
9-11 March East Midlands
23-25 March Southampton
27-29 April Manchester

Fee:

£470 + VAT / €585 + VAT (3 day)

 

Please email info@petereast.com if you would like to book a course

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CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS BY ROAD

(2 days)

This course is designed to make delegates aware of the regulations governing the transportation of dangerous goods to and from the UK . The course is suitable for those that need a detailed knowledge of the regulations.

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Define the legal framework for the carriage of dangerous goods
  • List the nine classes of dangerous goods and explain the application of Packing Groups
  • Locate information applicable to dangerous goods using ADR volumes I & II
  • Correctly mark and label a consignment of dangerous goods in compliance with ADR regulations
  • Correctly complete & check the dangerous goods transport document
  • Describe the requirements relating to vehicles and drivers carrying dangerous goods by road
  • Define the interface between ADR and CDG Road
Dates 2014: Location:
22-23 October Heathrow
16-17 December Elstree, Herts
   
Dates 2015: Location:
16-17 March Heathrow

                           

Fee:

£415 + VAT / €510 + VAT

 

Please email info@petereast.com if you would like to book a course

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CARRIAGE OF DIAGNOSTIC & INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES BY AIR

Certification & Revalidation Course

(1 day)

 

"What is the difference between a Category A and a Category B infectious substance?" is just one of the many vital questions answered by this course.  In addition, we cover the numerous changes in regulations for these types of shipments in recent years.

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Classification of Category A and Category B infectious substances
  • Packaging infectious substances/diagnostic specimens and dry ice
  • Patient specimens
  • Marking and labelling
  • Completing the documentation
  • Checking shipments
  • Understand their legal responsibilities

This course is fully approved by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Dates 2014: Location:
18 November Elstree, Herts
   
Dates 2015: Location:
3 February Elstree, Herts

Fee:

£310 + VAT / €385 + VAT

 

Please email info@petereast.com if you would like to book a course

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CARRIAGE OF LITHIUM BATTERIES BY AIR, ROAD & SEA    

Certification & Revalidation Course
(2 days)

This specialised course looks specifically at lithium batteries both ion and metal, covering the frequent changes in legislation over recent years.

Delegates will learn about:

  • Hazard classes and proper shipping names
  • Marking and labelling a shipment
  • Packaging requirements
  • Completion of documentation
  • Special provisions
  • Limited Quantities
  • Checking of shipments

The course is fully approved in the UK by the Civil Aviation Authority, and concludes with an open book validation.  Successful candidates receive a certificate of competence, valid for two years, after which they must revalidate their qualification.

9-10 October East Midlands
18-19 December Elstree, Herts
   
Dates 2015: Location:
19-20 January Elstree, Herts
12-13 March Elstree, Herts

 

Fee:

£425 + VAT / €545 + VAT

 

Please email info@petereast.com if you would like to book a course

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CARRIAGE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL BY AIR

Certification Course - CAA approved
(2 days)

This course will enable delegates to deal confidently with all aspects of the transport of radioactive material by air.

We deal with the "mystery" surrounding radioactive material and encourages discussion, whilst offering practical exercises aimed at providing all delegates with the skills and knowledge to confidently offer and check such shipments for transport.

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Locate key information in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Correctly package a shipment
  • Correctly label a package
  • Complete the shippers declaration
  • Check shipments for full compliance with the regulations
  • Confidently apply the regulations to their jobs

The course (run in association with Training Team) is fully approved in the UK by the Civil Aviation Authority, and concludes with a validation. Successful candidates receive a certificate of competence, valid for two years.

Dates 2014: Location:
17-18 July Manchester
11-12 September Gatwick
16-17 October Manchester
23-24 October Heathrow

 

Fee:

£415 + VAT / €510 + VAT

 

Please email info@petereast.com if you would like to book a course

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CARRIAGE OF EXCEPTED & LIMITED QUANTITIES BY AIR, ROAD & SEA

Certification & Revalidation Course
(3 days)

This specialised course looks specifically at excepted and limited quantities being shipped by air, road and sea.  The course looks at the procedures in the regulations for shipping excepted and limited quantities, providing delegates with the knowledge to ensure compliance whilst benefiting from the advantages of shipping dangerous goods in excepted and limited quantities.

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Locate key information in the IATA, ADR and IMDG Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Prepare and package for shipment
  • Correctly mark and label a package
  • Complete the documentation

The course is fully approved in the UK by the Civil Aviation Authority for the air module, and concludes with an open book validation.  Successful candidates receive a certificate of competence, valid for two years, after which they must revalidate their qualification.

Dates 2014: Location:
5-7 November Elstree, Herts
   
Dates 2015: Location:
13-15 April Elstree, Herts

Fee:

£470 + VAT / €585 + VAT

 

Please email info@petereast.com if you would like to book a course

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49 CFR - US DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (DANGEROUS GOODS) REGULATIONS

(2 days)

This course looks in details at the regulations relating to the carriage of dangerous goods in North America - 49 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations for Transportation).

At the end of the course, delegates will:

  • Have a basic understanding of the regulations and be able to locate information
    within 49 CFR
  • Understand the legislative framework including the Department of Transportation,
    Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration and the
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • Legal and regulatory developments – what is new and what is proposed
  • Enforcement – the enforcing organisations and the protocol after a violation
  • Emergency Response Requirements and Hazardous Materials (HM) Incident
    Reporting
  • Be able to mark and label dangerous goods

This course is run in association with Cargo Training International Ltd

Dates 2015: Location:
To be advised  

Fee:

To be advised

 

Please email info@petereast.com if you would like to book a course

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DANGEROUS GOODS SAFETY ADVISER COURSE

(5 days)

Many companies involved in the transport of dangerous goods should have an appointed Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA). The function of the DGSA is to monitor and advise on compliance with the rules concerning the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail and to prepare an annual report.

The course prepares delegates for the DGSA exams, which are administered by the Scottish Qualification Authority and held at centres around the UK .

We prepare candidates for CORE, ROAD and ALL CLASSES papers and include mock papers as part of the course. The pass rate of Peter East Associates' clients exceeds the national average.

At the end of the course, delegates will:

  1. Be fully aware of the scope of the DGSA legislation.
  2. Have a full understanding of the duties of the DGSA including:
    • Training
    • The annual report
    • Incident reporting
  3. Be able to recognise the legal status of being a DGSA.
  4. Be able to develop some basic strategies for resolving 'typical' DGSA problems
  5. Have any other DGSA related questions answered


Please note the SQA exam dates for 2014 & 2015 have now been set therefore our course dates are confirmed
as below.

These courses are run in association with Cargo Training International and Training Team.

       
Dates 2014: Location: Exam Date: SQA deadline:
8-12 September Heathrow 18 September 28 August
8-12 September Manchester 18 September 28 August
17-21 November Heathrow 27 November 6 November
17-21 November Manchester 27 November 6 November

For details of the exam centres please check directly with the SQA.

Click the logo to go to the SQA website

Fee:

£995 + VAT / €1265 + VAT

Please email info@petereast.com if you would like to book a course

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AIR CARGO SECURITY

EU Legislation now requires all students to complete background or pre-employment checks before attending security training

Aviation Security training has been a mandatory training requirement for shippers, forwarders, drivers/couriers, packers, airline staff, handling agents and others for many years. In Autumn 2008 the Department for Transport (DfT) introduced a new syllabus for Air Cargo Security Training.  Levels 4,1,2 & 3 have been replaced with Levels A to G. The following chart shows how the new levels of training correspond with the old levels:

 

Old Syllabus New Syllabus
Level 4

Level A

General Awareness

Level B

Drivers

Level 1

Level D

Handling/prep of cargo

Level E

Screening (handsearch & x-ray)

Level 2

Level F

Supervisors

Level 3

Level G

Managers

Peter East Associates has been accredited by the DfT to deliver the new Levels - one of only a small number of companies able to do so.

In addition to Air Cargo Security training we also offer Known Consignor training, which covers the new syllabus introduced by the Department of Transport in June 2012.

All our training courses are conducted in an interactive style, encouraging discussion and in particular raising awareness of the risks associated with complacency.  Once the training is complete delegates take a test and successful delegates receive a certificate and training record which is valid for two years. 

After this, delegates must undertake refresher training to keep their qualification valid.

All these courses feature extensive visual aids, real-life scenarios and reinforce the need for constant vigilance.

We can also offer the hand search and x-ray modules (Level E) as in-house courses - please see in-house training for further details.

 

DfT Level A - General Awareness (½ day)

(formerly Level 4)

For staff who may handle shipments and documentation – for example, administrative personnel.

At the end of the course, delegates will be :

  • Aware of the methods by which items contained in cargo, courier or mail consignments, that are likely to endanger an aircraft and are placed onboard any flight within the UK , are detected and removed
  • Familiar with the air cargo programme and its relevance to their work, and with the basic principles of air cargo security
  • Able to explain the meaning of the word “threat” and the current levels operating within the aviation industry
  • Able to explain aviation security in terms of the international, national and local organisations involved

Fee:

£115 + VAT / €145 + VAT

DfT Level B - Drivers (½ day)

(formerly Level 4 for drivers)

Level B is entirely new, and is the qualification that drivers need for them to be able to transport cargo to and from airports  as well as air freight on behalf of regulated agents.  The course covers the same material as Level A plus a specific module aimed at drivers.

At the end of the course, delegates will be :

  • Aware of the methods by which items contained in cargo, courier or mail consignments, that are likely to endanger an aircraft and are placed onboard any flight within the UK , are detected and removed
  • Familiar with the air cargo programme and its relevance to their work, and with the basic principles of air cargo security
  • Able to explain the meaning of the word “threat” and the current levels operating within the aviation industry
  • Able to explain aviation security in terms of the international, national and local organisations involved

Any driver who physically handles/touches SPX/SCO cargo will require Level D training.  A driver of SPX/SCO cargo who does not physically handle/touch the SPX/SCO cargo would require Level B training.

Fee:

£115 + VAT / €145 + VAT

DfT Level D - Handling/Preparation of Cargo (excl. X-ray)

(1 day)(formerly Level 1)

For staff who carry out security functions – for example, operators, clerks and warehouse personnel.

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand how to carry out effective control of access to controlled areas and to protect cargo from unlawful interference
  • Recognise various types of prohibited articles, explosive and incendiary devices and their components, which have been/could be used in unlawful interference of civil aviation
  • Understand the meaning of the security controls that endeavor to ensure no prohibited articles are introduced into consignments destined to be carried by air
  • Understand the purpose and requirements for searching and to carry out an effective hand search
  • Demonstrate all the aspects of physical examination

Fee:

£265 + VAT / €345 + VAT

DfT Level F - Supervising Security (1½ days)

(formerly Level 2)

For staff supervising those at Level 1.

At the end of the course, delegates will understand:

  • The elements relevant to the security of known cargo
  • Customer/Consignor security measures
  • The criteria that needs to be met in order to gain regulated agent status
  • Regulated Agent's responsibilities
  • The elements relevant to the physical security of premises
  • The process of transporting known cargo
  • Why freighter class known cargo is considered to be of a lower risk
  • Security arrangements in relation to cargo - only aircraft
  • What an account customer is
  • The elements relevant to the security of trans - shipment cargo
  • The role of the security supervisor

Fee:

£315 + VAT / €390 + VAT

 

DfT Level G- Security Managers (DfT Approved) (2 days)

(formerly Level 3)

For staff managing the security functions and those intending to become trainers.

Fee:

£395 + VAT / €485 + VAT

Dates 2014:

Level A/B
Level D
Level F
Level G
Location
28 October
28 October
28-29 October
28-29 October
Heathrow

 

Please email info@petereast.com if you would like to book a course

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