Safety Diploma Course

IATA DGR Class 8 Training


This online training course is formulated to make students understand about the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations in shipping highly dangerous corrosive substances through air carriers, what are the duties and responsibilities of air shipping companies, and stipulated methods to screen, check, identify, package, document, label, mark, handle and load and unload hazardous corrosive goods.

Students should also learn the module for Class 8 corrosives which helps them to undertake a step-by-step procedure to handle and transport boxes contain hazardous materials through airplanes.

Governing regulations

Transporting goods containing corrosives items by air is under the guidance of IATA Class 8 Dangerous Goods Regulations.

This online certification course fulfils air carrier compliances as proof of training for air cargo operators, including FedEx and UPS.

Course Overview

This online course provides all basic concepts of transporting hazardous goods via air that include: rules under IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations for shipping corrosive materials, laws and procedures to be adhered by air consignment handlers, and how to check, identify, record, pack, notify, label, and load hazardous items in airplanes. The syllabus also provides statistical analysis and case studies to students to enhance their knowledge and operational abilities.

Who Must Take this Course?

As per the IATA DGR norms, specific training must be ensured or knowledge verification should be carried out to personnel who are identified in Table 1.5.A (Regulatory compliance specialists; Cargo training and development specialists; Operations and station managers; Airline acceptance staff, shippers, packers and freight forwarders; Ground handling and load control staff involved in the cargo chain; and security check personnel).

Course Format

Our IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Shipping Class 8 Corrosives training and certification course provides students with well-researched content along with audio and graphical presentations and exhaustive question bank for self practice and assessment before the final exam.

Every successful candidate will be given a hard copy of the completion certification along with the printable wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.3 CEUs (or 3 CMEs) for completing this course

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Dangerous Goods Regulations
    • Philosophy of Dangerous Goods Regulations
    • Key Terms and Concepts
    • Dangerous Goods Incidents and Statistics
    • How to Use the DGR
    • Changes to the 59th Edition
  • Applicability
    • Basis of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
    • Application of the Regulations
    • Shipper’s Responsibilities
    • Operator’s Responsibilities
    • Training
    • Adequate Instruction for Shipping Section II Lithium Batteries
    • Security
  • Limitations
    • Forbidden Dangerous Goods
    • Hidden Dangerous Goods
    • Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew
    • Dangerous Goods Transported by Post
    • Operator’s Property Exceptions
    • Excepted Quantities
    • Limited Quantities
    • Variations
  • Classification
    • Packing Groups
    • Shipper’s Responsibilities
    • Multiple Hazards
    • Samples
  • Identification
    • Selecting the Proper Shipping Name
    • Using the List of Dangerous Goods
  • Packing
    • Shipper’s Responsibilities
    • Overpacks
    • Salvage Packaging
    • General Packing Requirements
    • Specific Packing Instructions
  • Packaging Specifications and Performance Tests
    • Codes
    • Markings
    • Requirements for Inner Packagings
    • UN Outer, Single, and Composite Packagings
    • General Testing Requirements
    • Types of Tests
    • Test Reports
    • Specific Testing Requirements
  • Marking and Labeling
    • Markings
    • Labels
    • General Label Specifications
    • Hazard Labels
    • Handling Labels
  • Documentation
    • Shipper’s Declaration
    • Completing the Shipper’s Declaration
    • Air Waybill
    • Additional Documentation
  • Handling
    • Acceptance
    • Loading
    • Inspections
    • Provisions for Pilot-in-Command
    • Informing Passengers and Shippers
    • Reporting
    • Document Retention
  • Class 8 Corrosives
    • Packaging Group Criteria
    • Limitations
    • Excepted and Limited Quantities
    • Packing Instructions
    • Labels
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources