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While all dangerous goods training is essential and necessary in order to protect your company, your workers who handle those dangerous goods, and the public at large, dangerous goods training by air is even more important. When you consider the risk that dangerous goods pose if handled incorrectly, and the chances of surviving an emergency landing it is easy to understand why being able to recognize dangerous goods, even those not labeled as such is essential to air safety.
In some cases, people unknowingly attempt to bring dangerous goods aboard a plane. In these cases, ordinary citizens simply have no idea that a common item may pose a danger or why. In addition, some unscrupulous companies have tried to shipped dangerous good by air in order to get them to their destination quicker. Being trained to identify such dangerous substances, and knowing what steps to take in order secure these items safely is essential to providing a safe means of travel for both the passengers and crew of an airlines.
How Often Is Dangerous Goods By Air Training Required
After receiving the initial dangerous goods training your certificate is good for two years at which time it must be renewed to remain in compliance with the dangerous goods guidelines. Not only is this renewal vital in reviewing the training you have received in the past to help keep it fresh in your mind, it also is necessary to inform you of new laws, as well as new items that are being considered as dangerous goods.
Who Is Required To Take This Training
Dangerous goods training should be undertaken by anyone who may be connected to the handling or identifying of dangerous goods. This not only includes: those who load goods onto the plane such as baggage handlers, but also those people who check luggage in the terminals as well as flight attendants and even pilots who may be called upon to deal with dangerous goods “in air” emergencies.
Since renewal training must be completed every two years keeping a record of employee training dates is essential to your company remaining in compliance with the laws, which is why many companies prefer group training to individual training as it is much easier to keep track of training dates when most of your employees have the same training date. Since failure to renew dangerous goods by air training can result in fines, and close down of business you want to make sure that training of all your staff is accomplished on time and as simply as possible.
Group training can be conducted by job, by shift, or any way that is convenient and beneficial for your company. Simply, set up a training schedule and ensure that everyone due for scheduled training takes the training either on time or before their current certificate expires. This will save your company a lot of paperwork as well as headaches and make it easier to guarantee that everyone gets the necessary dangerous goods training they need in a timely manner.
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