Carriage of Biological Substances & Dry Ice by Air and Road

UK Civil Aviation Approved course which can be delivered on-line or in the classroom.

Force Width
More information

A course to teach delegates how to correctly prepare shipments of biological substances and dry ice for transport by air & road.

Who should take this course?

This course is ideal for delegates who are only involved in the shipment of biological substances (UN 3373) and dry ice (UN 1845). The course will cover everything you need to know to compliantly ship these products including the packing, labelling, marking and documentation required.


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

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Locate key information from all sections of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Correctly package, mark and label a consignment in compliance with IATA regulations
  • Correctly complete dangerous goods documentation (Shipper’s declaration)

Course Contents

  • Background to the regulations
  • The legislation covering the transport of dangerous goods – ICAO / IATA / ADR
  • Classification focusing on Class 6.2 Infectious Substances and Class 9 Miscellaneous dangerous goods – UN 1845 Dry ice / Carbon dioxide, solid
  • State and operator variations
  • Packing requirements for dry ice
  • Labelling of dry ice packages UN 3373 Biological Substances and patient specimens
  • Documentation for dry ice shipments

Need help or assistance?

For help or assistance, please contact us via email at, Livechat or via telephone on +44 208 953 6721.

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions here.

We need to collect this information in order to process your booking. See our Privacy Policy here.