Handling or transporting dangerous goods?

Handling or transporting dangerous goods?

Cargo Training International is one of the world’s leading dangerous goods training companies. Based at London’s Heathrow Airport with offices in in Houston, Texas, the company offers a range of  training courses in the UK and the US and conducts programmes on behalf of customers across the world.

The staff of Cargo Training International have a wealth of industry related experience, ranging from airline through to shipping and packing. This makes for a good mix of practical application in the interpretation of the rules relating to the handling and transportation of dangerous goods.

The business of transporting freight around the world is vital to all economies and when that freight is of a hazardous nature, stringent rules must be understood and applied. 

Such rules for air transport emanate from the United Nations through the International Civil Aviation Organisation. Most people see these in the form of the Dangerous Goods Manual published annually by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).  

For transportation by sea they are encompassed in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.  This is published by the International Maritime Organisation. 

For road, the European regulations are to be found in the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).  This, like the air, is a United Nations publication. 

Most countries in the world accept the air and sea rules but road (and rail), tend to be more geographically contained and the rules in, say, the USA are not the same as those in the UK and Europe.  Nevertheless, the whole concept of these rules and the schools that train staff to understand and to apply them is safety. 

All the above regulations are updated either annually or every two years. 

To contact Cargo Training International, or for more details about the training courses on offer, visit www.cargotraining.com or telephone 01932 769 682.