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IMDG General Awareness Training Including Amendment 38-16

February 28, 2018

IMDG Awareness Registration Form

IMDG Code Training has been mandatory for all shore side staff since January 2010 involved in the supply chain of dangerous goods transport by sea.

Chapter 1.3 spells out Training requirements which includes
General Dangerous Goods Awareness Training and Safety Training for all personnel involved
Job specific for certain job categories

It also requires periodic refresher Training, especially when the new 2 yearly amendments are published.
Amendment 38-16 was published in October 2016 and came into full effect on 1 January 2018.

General Awareness Training – essential for those responsible for operations and workers involved in the various activities concerning dangerous goods packaging, packing, loading, transport, stowage and documentation to ensure familiarisation with dangerous goods transport regulations, awareness of the duties and responsibilities that arise from them, and the consequences of non-compliance.
Job Specific Training – focus on specified job categories e.g. consignors, packers, booking office and clerical staff, freight forwarders, cargo handlers, loading and unloading operations etc.
Amendment 38-16 also requires Training on CTU Packing Code of Practice and the SOLAS VGM Regulations.
This 1 day course is aimed at managers, supervisors and administrators as well as warehouse personnel, clerical workers, customer service and sales personnel, and any others who need a general appreciation of the regulations

Course Content –

  • Overview of the IMDG Code and contents
  • The link between the IMDG Code and the UN Model Regulations for transport of dangerous goods, ADR Regulations, RID Regulations and ICAO Air Transport Regulations
  • Amendment 38-16 – key changes
  • Training requirements for different types of personnel
  • Responsibilities in the Supply Chain
  • Classification of dangerous goods
  • Containment of DG – Packaging selection & UN certification of packaging
  • Use of the dangerous goods list
  • Marking and Labelling requirements
  • Documentation requirements
  • Operational issues
  • Loading of CTU’s and placarding
  • CTU Packing Code of Practice & Container weighing for VGM Regulations compliance

Various exercises and handouts will be included to assist highlight key issues, and facilitate understanding of the requirements, and a demonstration of the Exis Technologies IMDG e-learning given

Certificate of Attendance will be presented at the end of the course

Costs:    IMDG General Awareness
R2 370 (Members) and R3 250 (Non-members)
RPMASA is a registered NPO therefore no VAT and tax deductible.


February 28, 2018


Judy Wilkinson
072 443 0359


Kingfisher Conference Centre
1 Dumat Place
Mt. Edgecombe, Kwazulu Natal South Africa
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