Carriers are the people who transport dangerous goods, which may also include loading and unloading shipments. They must be fully qualified and trained for their work.
Learn about the documentation of dangerous goods, safety marks, means of containment and emergency response.
The six modules of this course provide a detailed description of the parts of the TDG regulations that carriers must know. This includes documentation, safety marks, means of containment, emergency response and special cases for road transport. Examples and quizzes reinforce learning.
Each module has a self-assessment to test understanding of the material. A record of completion is provided upon successful completion of the exam.
Topics include 6 modules
- Overview: Provides an introduction and overview of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) system, the Act and Regulations, including training, classification, documentation, safety marks, means of containment and emergencies.
- Documentation of Dangerous Goods: Explains the purpose of documentation, the information requirements for shipping documents, and the requirements for consignors, carriers and consignees.
- Safety Marks: Explains the purposes and kinds of safety marks and the requirements for safety marks, including how they are displayed and when they can be removed.
- Means of Containment: Describes the various types of containers for dangerous goods, the UN Packaging system and other standards for means of containment, certification safety marks, and other requirements to receive, handle and store means of containment.
- Emergency Response: Describes the various types of dangerous occurrences, the requirements for reporting and responding to leaks and spills, the use of the Emergency Response Guidebook, and emergency response assistance plans (ERAPs).
- Special Cases for Road Transport: Describes exemptions or partial exemptions from the requirements of the Regulations and explains when they can be used.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to
- Apply and understand the purpose of the TDG Act and Regulations
- List and understand your responsibilities as a carrier under the Act and Regulations
- Apply the requirements for documentation and safety marks
- Ensure that means of containment are properly loaded and unloaded
- Understand and fulfill your obligations in the event of an emergency, including reporting
- Make appropriate use of applicable exemptions for road transport
The course reflects Amendment 6 to the TDG Regulations published in the Canada Gazette on February 20, 2008.
- Recommended for anyone who transports dangerous goods
Guidelines for Training Criteria:
Transport Canada has prepared guidelines to help understand the training requirements in Part 6 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. For further information on the guidelines, see http://www.tc.gc.ca/tdg/documents/cladvisory/advol1enew.htm. The guidelines indicate what parts of the Regulations should be included in a person's specific training.
This e-course covers the topics listed in Training Guideline D.
This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.
During checkout, you can choose to register as a single learner or select a multiple learner license. With a multiple learner license you will act as an administrator and add learners from your company.
Also available in English.