Programme Title Duration Starting FEES/P.A

22 - 26 Feb, 20 - 24 Jun, 07-11 Nov

300 30,000



Course purpose

This course gives an introduction to hazardous/dangerous goods for handlers of dangerous goods and covers:

  • Identification and classification of Dangerous and Hazardous Goods
  • Selection of handling and storage techniques
  • Handling Dangerous Goods

It is designed to meet internationally agreed rules to ensure the safe transportation of dangerous goods by air. These are published by the international Civil Aviation Organizations (ICAO) as the technical instructions for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air.

The IATA dangerous goods regulations are recognized by ICAO as the field document for the transport of dangerous goods by air.

No part of air transport is more important than safety, and this emphasizes the need to have detailed and precise regulations for the preparation, acceptance and carriage of a wide range of chemicals and other dangerous goods.

Course objectives

At the end of the course, the participants will:

  • Be able to identify dangerous goods
  • Have knowledge of the origin of the current regulations and be  awareof the general philosophy
  • Be able to identify the classes of dangerous goods
  • Recognize and identify the hazard/ handling label applicable to  dangerous goods
  • Recognize and identify dangerous goods package use and  package  specification marking
  • Be able to identify potential hidden hazards in cargo and baggage.
  • Be aware of the provisions hidden hazards in cargo and baggage ofpassengers and crew.

Target group

This course is suitable for stores persons, administration staff, stock pickers, forklift operators and loaders.

It is intended for anyone working in the transport, warehousing, distribution and storage industries who may handle dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances such as:-

  • Operators
  • Ground handling agencies, which perform, on behalf of the operator, the act of accepting, handling, loading, unloading, transfer, or the processing of cargo
  • Ground handling agencies located at an airport which perform, on behalf of the operator, the act of checking in passengers
  • Freight forwarders
  • Shippers of dangerous goods, including packers and persons or organizations undertaking the responsibilities of the shipper; and
  • Agencies engaged in the security screening of passengers and their baggage



No previous experience is required.


5 Days (Fulltime)

Tuition Fee

USD 300

Training methodology

  • Lectures

  • Case Studies

  • Classroom exercises

  • Video clips

  • Course notes

  • Field Visit to a warehous

Course Outline

The course programme includes:

  • General Philosophy
  • Period of validity
  • Applicability
  • Limitations
  • Definitions
  • Legislation and Regulations (local)
  • Provisions for Passengers and Crew
  • Labelling and Marking
  • Pilot’s Notification
  • Recognition of Undeclared Dangerous Goods
  • DGR Emergency Procedures
  • Use of Emergency Response Guide
  • Practical exercises of in-flight Dangerous Goods Spillage

Evaluation method

Written examination during the course.

Course attendance records.


An EASA Certificate of successful completion is awarded to participants obtaining a score of 80% or higher in all examinations. Attend at least 80% of the entire course duration.

Our Contacts

East African School of Aviation
P.O. Box: 30689-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.
+254716164230, +254788777724,
Fax:+254 20 6823699
Email: info(@)


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