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Why is Dangerous Goods by Air Training Required?

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 Organization) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air. This training must be approved by a nominated competent authority within each member state.

In the UK this authority is the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), who are able to enforce the regulations under the legally binding Air Navigation Order (Dangerous Goods Regulations). Consequently all personnel involved in shipping dangerous goods must receive appropriate training to the required level.

Organisations involved in the carriage and handling of Dangerous Goods are inspected by the CAA and infringements of the regulations can lead to prosecution in the courts. Fines in recent well-documented cases run into six figures.

TrainingTeam hold full approvals from the CAA for our Dangerous Goods training programmes.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions about Dangerous Goods to learn more.