The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code, Paragraph 126.96.36.199) requires ‘all shore-side staff engaged with the transport of dangerous goods intended to be transported by sea to receive training commensurate with their responsibilities’. The Code in paragraph 188.8.131.52 gives examples of the personnel who almost certainly require awareness training to some degree. It is left to the employer to decide exactly what is required to satisfy the requirements. It suggests that training may be required by shore-based personnel that :
Clearly this is not an exhaustive list and once again it is left to the employer to decided exactly what is required, remembering of course that training records are liable for inspection at any time by the ‘Competent Authority’.
Additional guidance on recommended training can be found in paragraph 184.108.40.206 in the IMDG Code.