Ensuring that those who work in transportation industries know how to recognize, handle, and ship dangerous goods is essential to the safety of workers and the public at large. This often means that not only is training necessary to ensure that anyone who may come in contact with dangerous goods in the performance of their jobs, understands the law, the risks these goods pose, and what to do in cases where accidents occur or where dangerous goods are disguised as non dangerous items, but training in new methods and identification of such goods are updated on a continuing basis. That is why it is not only important for those who work in the air and sea transportation industry to receive proper initial training in dangerous goods, but also to ensure that this training is updated in keeping with Australian regulations.
Once a worker receives that initial dangerous goods training, this training is good for two years at which time the training needs to be renewed. While renewal of this training will cover much of the training you received initially it is always good to review the information you learned. In addition, you will be made aware of any changes in the regulations for recognizing and shipping dangerous goods as well as new dangerous goods that may be added to a growing list.
Getting dangerous goods training every two years will keep your company in compliance with the law as well as protect you, your workers, and the general public. This training is not designed to cost your company money but, rather it is designed to help save your company money in the long run as well as protect the health and safety of those who can be exposed to a variety of dangerous goods and to prevent accidents that can result from the mishandling of those types of goods.
Keeping Track Of Training Dates
It is essential that your company keeps track of when training has taken place as well as the date when additional training is needed. You need to be sure that everyone involved with dangerous goods gets their training updated prior to the expiration of their current training date in order to remain in compliance with regulations. Failure to do so can result in lost work until all training is completed and the possibility of heavy fines.
Group training makes it easier to keep track of training dates, and allows you to stay in compliance with the regulations as well as provide a safer work environment for everyone concerned.