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Code No: 876

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IntroductionThis course provides users with the opportunity to become familiar with the rules governing the carriage of dangerous goods by sea, as laid down in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.

Who the course is designed for

  • This course is designed for all those on board ship who are involved with the planning, stowing and handling of dangerous goods
  • All those ashore who are concerned with booking dangerous goods as freight on board ships
  • The course can be used on board ship or ashore.

Course Pre-requisitesNone.

Course Objectives

  • To provide a course compliant with, and meeting the requirements of, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, 2012 Edition. This includes Amendments 36 - 12. The use of this code is mandatory.

Course OutcomesOn the successful completion of this training course, the participant will be able to use the IMDG Code to:

  • Explain how a product would be classified for an international maritime voyage
  • Identify the class and packing group of a product given its proper shipping name
  • Identify whether a product is a marine pollutant according to its UN number
  • Identify whether a product is permitted to be carried in limited quantities, and if so, what quantity limits are permitted
  • Find advice for actions to take in the event of emergency situations such as fire, contamination or spillage, where dangerous goods are involved
  • Find advice on the personal protective equipment to wear when dealing with a spillage
  • Identify High Consequences Dangerous Goods and the relevant security risks

ContentsThe course can be used on board ship or ashore and is designed for individual self-study.

StructureThe course is divided into four main areas:

  • Introduction
  • Modules
  • Tests
  • Projects

Each test is specific to the material within that module. The questions are randomly selected so if a test needs to be repeated, it will be slightly different.

ProjectsIf the user intends to gain certification for the course, they must complete the two projects and submit them for external assessment.

ModulesThere are 15 modules: MODULE 1Development of the IMDG CodeMODULE 2Layout of the IMDG CodeMODULE 3ChemistryMODULE 4Classification of Dangerous GoodsMODULE 5Identification of Dangerous Goods MODULE 6Marking, Labelling and Placarding MODULE 7Limited QuantitiesMODULE 8Packing of Dangerous GoodsMODULE 9Portable Tanks, Road Tank Vehicles and Multiple- Element Gas Containers (MEGCs)MODULE 10 DocumentationMODULE 11Emergency Response Procedures for Ships Carrying Dangerous GoodsMODULE 12Stowage and SegregationMODULE 13Use and Transport of Cargo Transport Units (CTUs)MODULE 14 High Consequence Dangerous Goods ? Security MODULE 15Multi-Modal Publications

Course DurationIt is estimated that 10 Guided Learning Hours (GLHs) are required to complete the course. GLHs include the time needed to follow the program on the computer, plus time needed for additional reading and research, as well as the time needed to complete the projects.