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Dangerous Goods Training Center

Transport of dangerous goods training

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) is a federal legislation enacted to promote public safety. These regulations require shippers, carriers and handlers to meet specific standards when preparing or transporting dangerous goods. Any person handling, offering for transport or transporting dangerous goods must receive appropriate training (specific to the mode of transport used)meeting Transport Canada’s standards. This training must be updated every 24 months for air transport and 36 months for surface transport.

Our courses on the transport of dangerous goods regulations distinguish themselves by their simplicity and the ease with which you can put into practice the concepts learned. In addition, you will benefit from our many compliance tools to meet the requirements of the law without the usual headaches.   These courses meet all Transport Canada, Transport Quebec and SAAQ standards.

Save time and ensure total compliance of your dangerous goods shipments by booking customized training at your workplace at the time and date of your choice.

TDG-201 – Dangerous Goods Shipper.

Preparing dangerous goods shipments requires much more than just a document, some labels and placards. You must follow specific standards for the preparation of these shipments (including specific packaging standards). Hence the importance of a course dedicated for shippers and not carriers.

Let our expert trainers guide you through the use of our user-friendly tools essential to the success of your work.

Intended Audience: Individuals who prepare, package, identify and document dangerous goods for land transport (chemical distributors and manufacturers).

TDG-201 – Dangerous Goods Shipper.

TDG-Shipper training will allow you to understand the complete process required to prepare your shipments of dangerous goods in full compliance.

Course summary

  • Canadian legal requirements;
    Structure of the regulations;
  • Shipper responsibilities;
  • The classification (complete shipping description) of the dangerous goods;
  • Packaging in accordance with United Nations specifications;
  • Marking and labeling of packages;
  • Shipping documents;
  • Placarding requirements;
  • Loading and bracing;
  • Spill reporting requirements;
  • Emergency response plans;
  • Exemptions and waste;
  • Overviews of multimodal requirements.

Duration: 4 to 7 hours according to client needs

Each candidate receives a copy of our Transport of Dangerous Goods guide including and placarding matrix (a unique and simple and effective tool) as well as a training certificate recognized by Transport Canada and all other enforcement agencies.

TDG-101 –Dangerous Goods Carrier and Handlers

The transportation and handling of dangerous goods involves a specific package acceptance procedure. Our dynamic training includes helpful and easy-to-use compliance tools (including our amazing placarding chart) that will allow drivers to quickly verify the shipments they are accepting.

Learn the key elements of TDG to avoid costly delays and penalties.

Intended Audience: Persons who transport, load or unload dangerous goods trucks.

TDG-101 –Dangerous Goods Carrier and Handlers

The TDG-Carrier course will help the candidate understand the fundamentals of the shipment acceptance procedure you to required to ensure that shipments (package and shipping documents) received from the shipper are fully compliant. The candidate will also be able to select the appropriate placards to display on his transport unit.

Course summary

  • Canadian legal requirements;
  • Shipper responsibilities; Carrier responsibilities;
  • Structure of the regulations;
  • Classification (shipping description) of the dangerous goods;
  • Shipping documents;
  • Inspection of packaging;
  • Marking and labeling of packages;
  • Placarding requirements;
  • Loading and bracing;
  • Spill reporting requirements;
  • Emergency response plans;
  • Les normes provinciales (tunnels, passages à niveau)

Each candidate receives a copy of our Transport of Dangerous Goods guide including and placarding matrix (a unique and simple and effective tool) as well as a training certificate recognized by Transport Canada and all other enforcement agencies.

Duration: 4 hours

TDG-116 – Dangerous Goods – Small shipment carriers (Service Trucks)

Are you transporting less than 500 kg of dangerous goods? By taking a course designed specifically for service trucks and couriers, you will ensure that your employees are fully compliant while using up as little time as possible.

Save time and money with a course specifically designed for this type of transport.

Intended Audience: Small carriers, service trucks, contractors and sales representatives who transport less than 500 kg of dangerous goods (some classes are not allowed).

TDG-116 Dangerous Goods Small Carrier (Service Trucks)

Why waste precious time on training longer than necessary. Our TDG-116 training ensures full compliance for transport of less than 500 kg of dangerous goods for service trucks.

Course summary

  • Canadian legal requirements;
  • Structure of the regulations;
  • Shipper responsibilities; Carrier responsibilities;
  • Classification (shipping description) of the dangerous goods;
  • Simplified shipping document;
  • Marking and labeling of packages;
  • Loading and bracing;
  • Spill reporting requirements;
  • Emergency response plans;
  • Provincial requirements.

Each candidate receives a copy of our Transport of Dangerous Goods guide including and placarding matrix (a unique and simple and effective tool) as well as a training certificate recognized by Transport Canada and all other enforcement agencies.

Duration: 2 hours

TDG-BULK – Bulk transport of dangerous goods

Do you only transport dangerous goods in tanks or cubes?

Why waste time and money on general training? Our TDG-BULK training concentrates on shipments in large containers. Skipping over unnecessary information means that your employees can learn what is really important to their situation. This translates in better compliance with a minimum down time.

Intended Audience: Employees and contractors who transport only in bulk (container of more than 450 L)

TDG-BULK – Bulk transport of dangerous goods

You carry dangerous goods in bulk only ? Let our DG bulk course make your life simpler. Your employees will be back to work faster and better trained.

Course summary

  • Canadian legal requirements;
  • Shipper responsibilities; Carrier responsibilities;
  • Classification (shipping description) of the dangerous goods;
  • La classe 3 – liquide inflammables – UN1202;
  • Shipping documents (including multiple deliveries);
  • Placarding requirements;
  • Loading and bracing;
  • Spill reporting requirements;
  • Provincial standards (tunnels, level crossings, refueling and prohibitions);
  • The combustible liquid exemption (450 L or less);

Duration: 2 hours

Each candidate receives a copy of our Transport of Dangerous Goods guide including and placarding matrix (a unique and simple and effective tool) as well as a training certificate recognized by Transport Canada and all other enforcement agencies.

IMO-101 – Maritime transport of dangerous goods.

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.

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

AIR-101 -1 Air transport of dangerous goods

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.

Intended Audience: Individuals who package dangerous goods for air transportation or any form of FedEx dangerous goods shipment.

Specialized TDG Training

We offer a full range of specialized and customized training adapted to the specific needs of our clients. Whether it’s a single product or a specific topic, we can provide the ideal training for your situation.

Protect your employee’s health.

Obtain all your dangerous goods training from one supplier.