Dangerous Goods Inspector Theory

3-day course | Classroom & In-company
  • Classroom course in London Gatwick
  • Know what to do during Dangerous Goods emergencies
  • Understand which Dangerous Goods can be transported by air
  • Learn how goods should be packed, marked and shipped safely
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Course overview

What are Dangerous Goods?

Articles or substances which are capable of posing a hazard to health, safety, property or the environment and which are shown in the list of dangerous goods in the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO Doc 9284), or which are classified according to these Instructions.

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.

Who should attend?

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.

Key topics

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

Course objectives

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.

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.

Delivery Methods: Classroom

This course can be delivered face-to-face in classroom at our London Gatwick training centre.

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We can also tailor this training courses to suit an organisation’s individual training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered in the UK or at a client’s international location. Contact us for more information.

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