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How To Achieve Your New Achievable TDG Certificate In 2023

This is the symbol for TDG
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Symbol

How to achieve your TDG Certificate you need to understand the transportation of dangerous goods. This needs to be taken seriously to provide the highest level of safety on roads and railways and for the communities, these goods pass through on the way to their destinations.

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (TDG Act) is Canadian Legislation and deals with the handling, selling, and transporting of items or substances that are classified as dangerous by the United Nations.

The TDG Act became law in 1985, in response to the derailment of a train that was carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals that happened in Mississauga, Ontario in 1979.

So what is the Dangerous Goods ACT Mean? In this article, you can read what the Dangerous goods ACT is

What Is The Purpose Of The Transportation Of Dangerous Goods Certificate?

The purpose of the training certificate is to demonstrate that if someone handles, offers to transport, or transports dangerous goods, they can do their duties in compliance with the TDG Regulations.

Who Needs Training For Transportation Of Dangerous Goods?

If you are a worker who handles, offers for transport, or transports dangerous goods or a supervisor of workers who do, you must be adequately trained and hold a valid training certificate.

Your employer must not allow you to handle, offer for transport or transport dangerous goods unless you are adequately trained and hold a training certificate.

The training requirement applies to shippers, receivers, transport drivers, and workers who load and unload dangerous goods.

Here are the overall requirements you must meet as a person who handles, offers to transport, transports, or imports dangerous goods.

  1. Safety requirements, meaning you must meet all the applicable safety requirements in the TSG Act and regulations.
  2. Documentation, meaning you must ensure dangerous goods that are being transported are accompanied by all the applicable documents specified in the TDG act and regulations.
  3. Safety standards for containers, meaning you must ensure the containers or packaging, referred to in the regulations as “means of containment”, comply with all the applicable safety standards and display all the required safety marks specified in the TDG Act and regulations.

Key Points You Will Learn Taking A TDG Training Course

  • Explain how dangerous goods are defined
  • Describe the purpose of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act
  • Explain the requirements for training related to transporting dangerous goods by ground
  • Identify the classification of dangerous goods
  • Use of schedules 1,2 and 3 of the TDG regulations
  • Describe the requirements related to the shipping documentation for dangerous goods
  • Use and identify certification safety marks according to requirements and safety standards
  • Explain the requirements related to means of containment used for transporting dangerous goods
  • Meet the necessary reporting requirements when a release or anticipated release occurs
  • Describe the conditions that must be met to claim the exemptions available for transporting dangerous goods

Picture Of a Truck

Your TDG Certificate will give you The Ability To
  • Understand placards
  • Proper labeling
  • Understanding safety marks
  • Documentation
  • Description of Dangerous Goods
  • Classification of Dangerous Goods
  • Training requirements
  • Understanding UN codes
  • Dangerous Goods Incidents
Does Your Training Certificate Expire?

Your training certificate does expire and depending on the modes determine when your certificate will expire

  • For transport by aircraft certificate expiration is 2 years after the date of issue
  • For other modes, the certificate expires 3 years after the date of issue
Showing Proof Of Training

You must always be prepared for an inspector to request proof of your TDG training. As an employer or self-employed worker, you must keep a record of training or a statement of experience.

Proof of your training must be provided within 15 days of receiving a written request from an inspector.

As a worker or a supervisor of workers who handle, offer for transport, or transport dangerous goods, must give your training certificate, or a copy of it to an inspector immediately when they request it.

TDG training should be taken very seriously by employers and employees and training should only be provided by qualified trainers like the ones at AI Forklift Training Ltd.

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