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Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air

International law requires that all staff involved in the shipping, packing, documentation, carriage or handling of Dangerous Goods by Air must be trained to the required level listed in the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

The training provided must be approved by a nominated competent authority within each member state. In the UK this authority is the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), who enforce the regulations under the legally binding Air Navigation Order (Dangerous Goods Regulations). Revalidation must be completed within 24 months.


Who should attend?

  • The legislation recognises 12 categories of staff and specifies the training they must receive. For example:

    • Category 1 : Shippers and Carriers, Category 3: Freight Forwarders and Category 6: Operators and Ground Handling Agents, all require ‘full in-depth training’. The remaining 9 categories require shorter but specific job related training

Benefits of attending

  • Mandatory CAA approved training and certificate
  • CAA Approved Trainers

Course content

Day 1

  • Introduction, British law and course outline
  • Applicability
  • Limitations,State and Operator Variations
  • Classification of Dangerous Goods
  • Identification
  • Dangerous Goods not listed by name
  • Excepted and Limited Quantities
  • Mixtures and solutions

Day 2

  • Packing of Dangerous Goods (Overpacks/Segregation/‘Q’Value formula)
  • Specification package markings
  • Marking and Labelling

Day 3

  • Documentation
  • Handling and loading
  • Acceptance checksheets
  • NOTOC (Notification to Captain)
  • Emergency procedures
  • CAA Validation Examination

Course duration

3 days.


  • This price includes the Civil Aviation Authority certificate fee of £9 per student
  • Price also includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments

Please notify us of any special requirements or access arrangements at the time of booking.


  • This course is also available as an in-company option
  • For more information please email or call 0371 711 2222