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TDG TRAINING - IMDG CODE

Maritime transportation of dangerous goods training

Do you ship dangerous goods to the northern territories or abroad? Take advantage of our International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) training. This course will familiarize you with the requirement for international shipping by sea.

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IMO-201

Intended audience: People who prepare dangerous goods for the Canadian Far North or abroad (chemical distributors, construction firms).

The transport of dangerous goods by sea is governed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) IMDG Code. Products normally exempt from land transport regulations are regulated for maritime transport. In addition, specific segregation standards are enforced. Shipments are inspected before boarding and non-compliant shipments are refused transport, which could cause significant delays in your deliveries.

Products normally exempt from land transport regulations are regulated for maritime transport (eg aerosols, perfumes, combustible liquids, etc.). In addition, specific segregation standards are enforced.

Course summary

  • Legal requirements under the Canadian TDG;
  • Shipper responsibilities;
  • Use of the IMDG Code and our shipping guide;
  • The classification (shipping description) of the dangerous goods;
  • The 9 classes of dangerous goods and marine pollutants;
  • Packaging in accordance with United Nations specifications;
  • Marking and labeling of packages;
  • Shipping documents;
  • Placarding requirements;
  • Segregation rules;
  • Spill reporting requirements (overview)
  • The limited quantities exemption.

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

Each candidate receives a copy of our IMDG guide on the transport of dangerous goods by sea as well as a training certificate recognized by Transport Canada. Copies of the IMDG Code are available for the duration of the course.

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