To provide course compliant with, and meeting the requirements of, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods code, 2020 Edition for the shore-side staff involved with dangerous goods.

This course provides training directed at the Mariner, Port & Terminal Handlers, Freight Forwarders, Shippers, Manufacturer and the Consumer in understanding the terminology, classification, packaging, labelling of Dangerous cargoes. The course covers the complete handling processes from start including documentation, Emergency Response in case of an incident and Medical First Aid.

The course is based on IMO Model course 1.10 to the training requirements of

a) IMDG Code Chapter 1.3 for SHORE PERSONNEL

b) STCW Sections A-II/1, A-II/2, A-II/3 and B-V/c (Dangerous Container Cargoes) for SEAFARERS

c) CFR 49 Subtitle B, Chapter I, Subchapter C, Part 176 – CARRIAGE BY VESSEL


Target Audience Training of shore-side personnel

This course is primarily intended for personnel responsible for the cargo handling of packaged dangerous, hazardous and harmful cargoes (hereafter referred to as “dangerous goods”) aboard ships

And is also intended for below personnel (FUNCTION SPECIFIC) Shore based personnel (including the competent authority) as well as those who:

  • Classify dangerous goods and identify Proper Shipping Names of dangerous goods; 
  • Pack dangerous goods;
  • Mark, label or placard dangerous goods;
  • Load/unload Cargo Transport Units;
  • Prepare transport documents for dangerous goods;
  • Offer dangerous goods for transport;
  • Accept dangerous goods for transport;
  • Handle dangerous goods in transport;
  • Prepare dangerous goods loading/stowage plans;
  • Load/unload dangerous goods into/from ships;
  • Carry dangerous goods in transport;
  • Enforce or survey or inspect for compliance with applicable rules and regulations;
  • Are otherwise involved in the transport of dangerous goods as determined by the competent authority.

Course Content : Training needs for shore-side personnel involved in the transport of dangerous goods under the IMDG code is as below:

Classification requirements, in particular

– the structure of the description of substances
– the classes of dangerous goods and the principles of their classification
– the nature of the dangerous cargo (physical, chemical and toxicological properties)
– the procedure for classifying solutions and mixtures
– identification by proper shipping name
– use of Dangerous Goods List

Packaging requirements

– type of packages (IBC, large packaging, tank container and bulk container)
– UN marking for approved packaging
– segregation requirements
– limited quantities and excepted quantities

Marking, labelling and placarding requirements

– primary and subsidiary hazard labels
– marine pollutants
– limited quantities and excepted quantities

Documentation requirements

– transport document
– container / vehicle packing certificate
– competent authorities’ approval
– waste transport documentation
– special documentation, where appropriate

Safe handling procedures such as

– use of equipment
– appropriate tools
– safe working loads

CSC safety approval plate requirements
Stowage requirements, where applicable
Segregation requirements
Cargo securing requirements (as contained in the CTU Code)
Emergency response procedures
First aid measures


CourseFee INRDurationCourse TimingDate CommenceRemarks
IMDG / HAZMAT Awareness8,000
1 day10:00-18:00On demand
IMDG / HAZMAT Function Specific10:00-18:00On demandEnquire for your type of function
IMDG / HAZMAT Advance18,0003 days10:00-18:00On demand

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