Safety Diploma Course

IATA DGR Function Specific online training


Hazardous goods transported through air need to be handled meticulously as slight slippage can be dangerous for handling staff, crew members and also the passengers.

This online course is specially designed for workers of the organizations who handle or ship dangerous items via air. The course focuses on educating shippers and packers, goods forwarders and consolidators about the regulations and procedures followed in safe transporting of hazardous air cargo.

Governing regulations

This online course for Packers, Shippers, Cargo handlers and Freight Forwarders satisfies the training requirements for personnel as mentioned in Category 1, 2, 3, or 6 of section of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Course Overview

This course complies with the training procedures and specifications as per International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations for transporting dangerous goods through air carriers. The course aims to create awareness for packers, movers, shippers, goods handlers, and cargo forwarders on basic concepts, importance of following standard procedures and the safe methodologies to screen, identify, document, mark, label, pack and load dangerous goods.

Who Must Take this Course?

According to the IATA DGR Section Workers under the categories specified in Tables 1.5.A or 1.5.B must be trained or their competencies checked before assigning to them to perform duties as specified in Tables 1.5.A or 1.5.B. Workers or candidates enrolling for this course should have completed the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) General Familiarization (Awareness) Training course.

Course Format

Our IATA Training & Certification for Shippers, Packers, and Freight Forwarders course is packed with expert-made content, graphical analysis and audio representations, self test questions, and a final exam.

Once completed, students will be given a hard copy of the completion certification along with a printable wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

All learners will get 0.3 CEUs (or 3 CMEs) for completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Dangerous Goods Training for Shippers, Packers, and Acceptance Personnel
  • Applicability
    • Key Terms and Concepts
    • Legal Basis
    • General Philosophy
    • Shipper’s Responsibilities
    • Operator’s Responsibilities
    • Training Requirements
    • Dangerous Goods Security
  • Limitations
    • Forbidden Dangerous Goods
    • 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
    • Variations
    • State Variations
    • Operator Variations
  • Classification
    • Packing Groups
    • Shipper’s Responsibilities
    • 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
    • Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods – Lithium Batteries
    • Multiple Hazards
  • Identification
    • Proper Shipping Name
    • Using the List of Dangerous Goods
    • Mixtures and Solutions
  • Packing Requirements
    • Packing Responsibilities
    • General Packing Requirements
    • UN Specification Packaging
    • Types of Packaging
    • Checking Packaging
    • Specification Packaging Markings
    • Different Dangerous Goods Packed in One Outer Packaging
    • Overpacks
    • Salvage Packaging
  • Marking and Labeling
    • Marking
      • Packaging Use Markings
      • UN Specification Markings
      • Other Markings
      • Marking Specifications
    • Labels
      • Hazard Labels
      • Handling Labels
      • Label Specifications
      • Overpack Labeling
  • Documentation
    • Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods
    • Completing the Shipper’s Declaration
    • Air Waybill
    • Additional Documentation
  • Radioactive Material
    • Units of Measurement
    • Radiation Protection Programs
    • Classification
    • Types of Packagings
    • Excepted Packages
    • Industrial Packages
    • Type A, B, and C Packages
    • Marking and Labeling
    • Package Specification Markings
    • Labeling
    • Documentation
    • Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods
    • Competent Authority Certificates
  • Acceptance
    • Acceptance Checklists
    • Acceptance of Unit Load Devices Containing Dangerous Goods
    • Acceptance of Dangerous Goods Consolidations
  • Storage and Loading
    • Protection from Damage
    • Inspection of Packages
    • Securing Dangerous Goods
    • Loading Restrictions
    • Cargo Compartments
    • Cargo Aircraft Only
    • Incompatible Dangerous Goods
    • Incompatible Dangerous Goods-Explosives
    • Commodity Specific Requirements
    • Unit Load Devices and Intermediate Bulk Containers
  • Provision of Information
    • Information to the Pilot-in-Command
    • NOTOC
    • Provision of Information at Cargo Acceptance Areas
  • Emergency Response
    • Emergency Procedures
    • Dangerous Goods Emergency Response Chart
    • Dangerous Goods Incidents and Accidents
    • Reporting
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam