Welcome to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) training. This is mandatory for all shore-side personnel. The first day of 2012, the Dangerous Goods training became a requirement (Amendment 35) for any shore-side employees dealing with dangerous goods that were transported by sea. Amendment 34 expired on December 31, 2011 so if you have previously sat this course you will need to sit it again to meet you dangerous goods compliance requirements.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) enforces the training in Australia. If your company fails to adhere to these new rules then it could create delays, fines, or rejected consignments. Any of these can result in a damaged reputation.
Thanks to e-training, companies can utilise a cost-effective approach to Dangerous Goods training:
- Cargo Surveyors
- Container Packers and Consolidators
- Port Staff * Shippers and Forwarders
- Shipping Line Operations and Booking Staff
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From January 1, 2012, the IMDG Code (Amendment 35) Dangerous Goods training has been mandatory for all staff involved in dangerous goods transport by sea. This AlertForce course is accepted by AMSA (AP5170). Your login details and tax invoice will be emailed to you within 5 minutes.
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Our goal is to help all shore-side personnel understand the IMDG Code. It enables the staff to perform their roles in a safe and efficient manner when transporting dangerous goods by sea.Each module is designed to deliver an interactive approach to job functions and awareness. When you minimize the training time it can help reduce costs and ensure compliance with any IMDG Code provisions. All staff members receive training that pertains to the functions they perform on a daily basis. The goal is to provide familiarity surrounding the dangerous goods transported by sea. Your focus will be on the general provisions during training.
Some of the IMDG training includes
- Descriptions of various dangerous goods classes
- Segregation and compatibility provisions
- Purpose and content of dangerous goods transport documents (e.g. Multimodal Dangerous Goods Form)
- Description of emergency response documents
There will also be requirements that revolve around keeping the training information. The details on employers and employees must be made available anytime the AMSA requests it.
Staff will Learn Three Dangerous Goods Training Configurations:
- General Awareness- This will familiarise the staff with IMDG Code requirements.
- Function-Specific Training- This is designed to help those with specific roles and responsibilities. Each one is outlined by the IMDG code.
- Full In-Depth Course- This is an advanced level course that provides detailed content for all function-specific modules.
In January 2011; Amendment 35 became effective. By the beginning of 2012 it will become a mandatory part of your training. It offers a two-volume set that was developed to cover fires and spillage emergencies, but also focuses on:
- Container Traffic
- Segregation of Incompatible Substances
Taking advantage of this training will allow companies to follow the IMDG Code more effectively. There will be tests at the end of each module in order to ensure that each student is competent. However, students can take these courses at their own pace, since there are no timeframes that are mandatory.
It’s an open-book course that allows students to reference the IMDG Code throughout the training.
You will find that our IMDG training provides increased operational flexibility and a reduced cost. You can contact AlertForce for a quote based upon your training requirements.
The sooner you get started the easier it will be for your staff to become more efficient. AlertForce can help them reach these plateaus and give you all the necessary services to become more successful when transporting dangerous goods by sea.
New Dangerous Goods Training Policies
From January 1, 2010, the IMDG Code Dangerous Goods training has been mandatory for all staff involved in dangerous goods transport by sea. On 1st January, 2012, Amendment 34 expired and Amendment 35 becomes the requirement.
In Australia, this mandatory training is regulated by AMSA, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Companies failing to comply with these new DG regulations risk delays, rejected consignments, fines and/or a damaged reputation.
The AlertForce IMDG Code dangerous goods training program is accepted by AMSA and delivers cost-effective compliance for all shore-side sectors including:
- Shippers and forwarders
- Container packers and consolidators
- Shipping line operations and booking staff
- Port staff
- Cargo surveyors