Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air

International law requires that all staff involved in the shipping, packing, documentation, carriage or handling of Dangerous Goods by Air must be trained to the required level listed in the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

The training provided must be approved by a nominate competent authority within each member state. In the UK this authority is the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), who enforce the regularions under the legally binding Air Navigation Order (Dangerous Goods Regulations)

Who should attend?

The legislation recognises 12 categories of staff and specifies the training they must receive. For example: Category 1: Shippers and Carriers, Category 3: Freight Forwarders and Category 6: Operators and Groudn Handling Agents, all require 'full in-depth training'. The remaining 9 categories require shorter but specific job related training.

Benefits of attending

  • Mandatory CAA aproved training and certificate
  • CAA Approved Trainers

Course content

Day 1

  • Introduction, British law and course outline
  • Applicability
  • Limitations, Satet and Operator Variations
  • Classification of Dangerous Goods
  • Identification
  • Dangerous Goods not listed by name
  • Excepted and Limited Quantities
  • Mixtures and solutions

Day 2

  • Packing of Dangerous Goods (Overpacks/Segregations/'Q' Value formula)
  • Specification package markings
  • Marking and Labelling

Day 3

  • Documentation
  • Handling and loading
  • Acceptance checksheets
  • NOTOC (Norification to Captain)
  • Emergency procedures
  • CAA Validation Examination

Course duration

3 days



This price includes the Civil Aviation Authority certificate fee of £9 per student.

Price also includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

Please notify us of any special requirements or access arrangements at the time of booking.

Booking and information

Please book this course directly through Training Team on 01293 536943 or