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TDG – Transportation Of Dangerous Goods

TDG – A Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certificate is needed 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 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 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 Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act Mean? In this article, you can read what the Dangerous goods ACT is https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90d01

Dangerous goods are substances or articles that are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, or property when transported by air, rail, road, or sea. These substances or articles are regulated under the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, which is also known as the β€œOrange Book.”

What Is The Purpose Of A 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 Transportation of Dangerous Goods 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

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

Showing Proof Of Training

You must always be prepared for an inspector to request proof of your 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.

Upon completion of the training, the students will receive a picture ID card along with a certificate of completion. Training takes about 4 to 5hrs depending on class size,

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