Consignors and consignees are the people who are responsible for shipping and receiving dangerous goods in the TDG system. They must be fully qualified and trained for this work. The five modules in this course provide a detailed description of the parts of the TDG regulations that consignors and consignees must know.
Learn about the classification and documentation of dangerous goods, safety marks and means of containment.
Examples and quizzes reinforce learning and each module has a self-assessment to test understanding of the material. A record of completion is provided upon successful completion of the final exam.
Topics include 5 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.
- Classification of Dangerous Goods: Describes how dangerous goods are classified for road and rail transport, the 9 hazard classes, and the relationship of TDG classes to shipping requirements.
- 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 kinds 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.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to
- Apply and understand the purpose of the TDG Act and Regulations
- List the responsibilities of consignors and consignees under the Act & Regulations
- Describe the requirements and process for classifying dangerous goods and applying the appropriate labels and other safety marks to means of containment
- Know the information requirements for shipping documents as they apply to consignors, carriers and consignees
- Know how to use standards and technical specifications to select appropriate means of containment for dangerous goods
- Describe the requirements for preparing, receiving, handling and storing means of containment
The course reflects Amendment 6 to the TDG Regulations published in the Canada Gazette on February 20, 2008.
- Recommended for shippers and receivers.
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 B and C.
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.