If you are working on a commercially operated shipboard heliport on a superyacht or other seagoing vessel, then it is a requirement that you must have successfully completed Dangerous Goods by Air Awareness Training (DGAA). This qualification will be reviewed by a Heliport Certification Officer to ensure that is in date at the time of their inspection together with MCA approved Heliport Safety Training qualifications.
For your convenience, our Dangerous Goods by Air Awareness training is now provided 'on-line' in collaboration with our industry partners at the HCA. This will provide greater flexibility for delegates in undertaking this important on-line training at a time to suit their schedule.
It is sometimes asked why this qualification is required, and the answer is simple, to prevent serious incidents and adverse events that could cost lives. It is not just about ensuring the safe handling and transportation of 'permitted' dangerous goods. In the superyacht industry it is about being able to identify dangerous goods that are 'not permitted' for transportation by air which can be a challenge within the niche sector that you work.
Dangerous Goods by Air Awareness Training is a specialised training program designed to educate individuals and professionals about the safe handling, transportation, and regulations related to hazardous materials or dangerous goods when they are being transported by air.
Dangerous goods include substances and items that have the potential to pose risks to health, safety, property, and the environment if not handled properly during transportation.
The goal of the training is to ensure that everyone involved in the transportation process understands the potential hazards associated with different types of dangerous goods and knows how to properly package, label, document, and handle these materials in compliance with international regulations.
Key topics covered in Dangerous Goods by Air Awareness Training often include:
Classification of Dangerous Goods: Understanding the various classes and divisions of hazardous materials, such as explosives, flammable liquids, toxic substances, radioactive materials, etc.
Packaging and Marking: Proper packaging techniques to ensure containment and prevent leaks, along with correct labelling, marking, and documentation requirements.
Regulations: Familiarity with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations and other relevant guidelines set by aviation and regulatory authorities like the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and national authorities.
Emergency Procedures: Knowing how to respond to incidents, accidents, or leaks involving dangerous goods during air transportation.
Security Measures: Understanding security protocols related to dangerous goods to prevent unauthorised access and tampering.
Compliance: Ensuring that all processes and documentation meet the legal requirements and standards for the safe transportation of dangerous goods.
The training helps mitigate the risks associated with transporting dangerous goods by air, ensuring the safety of passengers, crew members, and the environment. They also contribute to maintaining the integrity of the air transportation system by preventing accidents and incidents caused by improper handling of hazardous materials.
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