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IATA Training - FedEx shipments

Shipping dangerous goods by FedEx training.

With FedEX Express all dangerous goods shipments are automatically treated as air shipments and subject to IATA requirements. Very specific packaging and documentation standards must be followed. Each shipment is inspected before boarding and may be subject to refusal which would result in delays and loss of trade. Several products, exempt from land transport regulations, are fully regulated for air transport (eg: aerosols, perfumes, paints, adhesives, etc.).


Since by air transportation involves additional elements of risk, the carriage of dangerous goods is subject to the requirements of the IATA (International Air Transporters Association) and the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) which contains very strict requirements for the preparation of shipments such as stringent standards for packaging, package identification and documentation.

Each shipment is individually inspected and may be subject to refusal(in the case of non-compliance) which would result in delays and loss of trade in addition to a mandatory report to Transport Canada.

Several products, exempted from the ground transport regulations, are fully regulated by air (e.g.: aerosols, perfumes, paints, adhesives, etc.). Regulations provide for severe penalties for non-compliant shipments.

Target Audience: Individuals who prepare, package, identify and document dangerous goods for air or FedEx Express transport (chemical distributors and manufacturers).

Course summary

  • Legal requirements under Canadian legislations;
  • Shipper’s responsibilities;
  • The use of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and our guide);
  • The classification (shipping description) of dangerous goods and the 9 classes;
  • General packaging requirements (such as pressure testing requirements) and specific packing instructions;
  • Marking and labeling of packages;
  • Shipper’s Dangerous Goods Declaration and Air Waybill;
  • State and operator variations (particularly for Canada and the USA);
  • Exemptions (limited and exempted quantities);
  • Calculating the Q value;
  • Segregation requirements;
  • Spill reporting requirements (overview).

Duration: Typically, 4-14 hours, depending on client needs and experience. Only 4-7 hours if you have successfully completed our TDG-201 training.

Note : Each candidate receives a copy of our IATA guide on the transport of dangerous goods by air as well as a training certificate recognized by Transport Canada. IATA regulations are available for the duration of the course.

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