Carriage of Diagnostic and Infectious Substances by Air, Road & Sea

Live Online training fully approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

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A specialised course on transporting diagnostic and infectious substances.


Due to popular demand, starting from 2024, we will expand the course curriculum to encompass all three modes of transport (air road & sea). This expansion will result in a slight modification of the course structure, extending it from 2 modules to 3 modules.   


Who should take this course & what qualification will I receive? 

This specialised course will examine the procedures for transporting diagnostic and infectious substances. It’s a cost and time effective option for those whose involvement in dangerous goods is limited to infectious substances. 

The air module 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. 

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

  • Locate key information from all sections of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Classification of Category A, Category B infectious substances, patient specimens and exempt shipments
  • Correctly package, mark and label a consignment in compliance with IATA regulations
  • Correctly complete dangerous goods documentation (shipper’s declaration)

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Course Content

  • Introduction to the IATA Regulations
  • Hazard Classes
  • UN numbers and Proper Shipping Names - UN 2814, UN 2900, UN 3373, UN 3245 plus UN 1845 (Dry ice or carbon dioxide sold)
  • Genetically modified microorganisms (GMOs)
  • Packing Groups
  • Mixed Packing
  • Package marking and testing
  • Marking and labelling
  • Overpacks
  • Documentation – shipper’s declaration

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