Safety Diploma Course

IATA DGR Flight Crew and Load Planner


Flight crews and load planners who operate aircraft for carrying hazardous goods must have the awareness on the regulations, specific nature of goods, safe handling methods and loading and unloading procedures.

This course is primarily designed for workers who are associated with organizations operating freight services to carry hazardous goods through air carriers. It is also imperative that flight crew members and load planners must have firsthand information on the nature of the goods they carry, safe handling methods risk reduction procedures and safe loading and unloading regulations.

Governing regulations

This online course for Flight Crew and Load Planners complies with the specific training procedures for workers in Category 10 as prescribed in section of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Course Overview

This e-learning certification course provides practical and theoretical understanding on the procedures and regulations for shipping dangerous cargos for Flight Crew and Load Planners. Students learn basic principles and standard safe methods to screen, identify, label, mark, hoard, handle, carry and load hazardous goods.

Who Must Take this Course?

The IATA DGR Section specifies that workers who are categorized in Tables 1.5.A or 1.5.B should be provided proper training or periodic verification should be done for experienced people before they are assigned to perform any duty as specified in Tables 1.5.A or 1.5.B.

Course Format

Our IATA occupational training and certification course for Flight Crew and Load Planners is loaded with high class content along with fine graphical analytical data, audio presentations and self test questions to clear the final exam.

Successful students will be provided with hard copy of completion certificate and a wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this course

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Dangerous Goods Training for Flight Crew and Load Planners
  • Applicability-Key Terms and Concepts
    • Legal Basis
    • General Philosophy
    • Shipper’s Responsibilities
    • Operator’s Responsibilities
    • Training Requirements
    • Dangerous Goods Security
    • Shipper and Passenger Awareness
    • Information to Shippers
    • Information to Passengers
  • Limitations
    • Forbidden Dangerous Goods
    • Forbidden Unless Exempted
    • Hidden Dangerous Goods
    • Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew
    • Dangerous Goods Transported by Post
    • Dangerous Goods in Operator’s Property
    • Excepted Quantities
    • Limited Quantities
    • Radioactive Material-Excepted Packages
    • Variations
      • State Variations
      • Operator Variations
  • Classification
    • Class 1—Explosives
    • Class 2—Gases
    • Class 3—Flammable Liquids
    • Class 4—Flammable Solids
    • Class 5—Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
    • Class 6—Toxic and Infectious Substances
    • Class 7—Radioactive Material
    • Class 8—Corrosives
    • Class 9—Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods
  • Identification
    • Proper Shipping Name
    • Using the List of Dangerous Goods
  • Marking and Labeling
    • Marking
      • UN Specification Markings
      • Packaging Use Markings
      • Overpacks
    • Labels
      • Hazard Labels
      • Handling Labels
      • Label Specifications
      • Consumer Product Warning
  • Storage and Loading
    • Storage and Handling—Protection from Damage
    • Self-reactive Substances and Organic Peroxides
    • Radioactive Materials
    • Inspection of Packages
    • Incompatible Dangerous Goods
    • Incompatible Dangerous Goods—Explosives
    • Securing Dangerous Goods
    • Loading Restrictions
    • Cargo Compartments
    • Load Limits
    • Cargo Aircraft Only
    • Commodity Specific Requirements
    • Battery-powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Aids as Baggage
      • Spillable Batteries
      • Lithium-ion Batteries
      • Non-spillable Batteries
      • Labels
      • Operator Verifications
    • Unit Load Devices
  • Provision of Information
    • NOTOC
    • Notification during an In-Flight Emergency
  • Emergency Response
    • Flight Crew Emergency Procedures
    • Spills and Leaks
    • Procedures for Load Planners
    • Contaminated Cargo or Baggage
    • Dangerous Goods Emergency Response—Ground Incidents
    • Dangerous Goods Incidents and Accidents
    • Reporting
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources