Dangerous Goods Inspector Theory

3-day course | Classroom & In-company training
  • Classroom courses in London Gatwick
  • Explore ICAO Annex 18 and key areas of the Technical Instructions and Supplement
  • Master how dangerous goods should be packed, marked and shipped safely
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What is a Dangerous Goods Inspector?

A dangerous goods inspector plays a critical role in ensuring the safe transportation and handling of hazardous materials and dangerous goods within the aviation industry. They are responsible for inspecting and enforcing compliance with regulations and standards governing the packaging, labelling, documentation, and transportation of dangerous goods by air. Dangerous goods inspectors assess the adherence of airlines, cargo operators, and other stakeholders to safety protocols, proper handling procedures, and regulatory requirements. They verify that appropriate training, documentation, and safety measures are in place to prevent accidents, protect personnel, and safeguard the environment. By conducting inspections and providing guidance, dangerous goods inspectors contribute to maintaining the highest levels of safety and security in the transportation of hazardous materials by air.

Course Overview

This course provides newly appointed Dangerous Goods Inspectors with the theoretical knowledge needed to fulfil their regulatory role.

Based on the UK CAA’s own training programme for its Inspectors and delivered by UK CAA Flight Operations Specialists, this course is designed to provide the foundation of knowledge required prior to embarking on practical and on-the-job training.

This course is suitable for you if you are responsible for dealing with dangerous goods in an operational capacity, or have oversight of such activities.

It may also be beneficial for you if you are responsible for implementing ICAO Annex 18 requirements within your state.

This training course will include the following topics:

  • Dangerous Goods Regulations – An Historical Perspective
  • State Responsibilities in Annex 18
  • Transporting Dangerous Goods by Air – introduction to general principles; Technical Instructions; and the supplement and use of other ‘field documents’
  • Detailed Requirements for Transporting Dangerous Goods by Air
  • Responsibilities of shippers, operators and states
  • Dangerous Goods Accidents and Incidents
  • Granting of dangerous goods approvals and exemptions
  • Methods of implementing the State’s responsibilities

By the end of the course delegates will have understanding of:

  • ICAO Annex 18 and key areas of the Technical Instructions and Supplement
  • The resulting responsibilities of states
  • What constitutes as dangerous goods and the ways in which it should be packed, marked and shipped together with suitable documentation
  • Who is involved in the transportation of dangerous goods and their responsibilities
  • Responsibilities during dangerous goods emergencies
  • Which dangerous goods can be shipped, including areas that need to be covered when auditing the appropriate organisations to ensure that procedures and documentation are compliant

Prior attendance at a course on the shipping or acceptance of dangerous goods by air is desirable, but not essential.

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Course delivery methods

This course can only be attended in-person at one of our training venues. At present, this course is not delivered virtually online.

  • Face-to-Face Classroom Course: Embrace the traditional learning method by attending our physical training venue. Benefit from direct interaction with our instructors and fellow participants, creating an immersive and hands-on learning experience. To book a classroom course, please check the booking table at the top of this page and select your preferred training venue location.

If you can’t see an upcoming course date, we likely haven’t released the next set of dates. Please get in touch to find out when we’ll announce the new dates, and we’ll be sure to keep you informed once they are available or even add you to our waiting list.

Further reading

Useful Regulatory Information

UK CAA Cap 483: Training in the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
CAP 483 contains information and guidance about how dangerous goods training can be managed in order to accomplish the training of staff involved in the safe transport of dangerous goods by air and those staff involved in the carriage of passengers or cargo.

ICAO: New Training Provisions for the Safety Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
The training provisions in the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284) are being revised to support the use of a competency-based approach to dangerous goods training.

In-company delivery

We can also tailor this training course to suit your organisation’s training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered at your organisation’s location – almost anywhere, worldwide. Please Contact us for more information and to discuss your requirements.

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