Everyone involved in the carriage of dangerous goods and cargo and baggage are required by ICAO and IATA to be appropriately trained.  But training only needs to be “commensurate with their responsibilities” (i.e. staff only need training in those aspects of the subject which they are likely to encounter).

The Dangerous Goods Office can determine and deliver appropriate training for the various categories of staff, either online or in the classroom (where social distancing can be ensured), thus ensuring they are compliant with the requirements, but also importantly, not incurring time away from their day job undergoing training which is not relevant.  All training concludes with a test to verify understanding, as required by ICAO and IATA.

Regulatory Authorities

  • Dangerous Goods Inspectors (ICAO Technical Instructions and IATA Dangerous Good Regulations)
  • Other regulatory staff

Designated Postal Operators

  • Sort staff
  • Counter staff
  • Managers


  • Shippers (category 1)*
  • Packers (category 2)*

Freight forwarders

Staff involved in:

  • Processing dangerous goods (category 3)
  • Processing cargo or mail (other than dangerous goods) (category 4)
  • Handling, storage and loading of cargo or mail (category 5)

Operators/Handling agents

  • Dangerous goods acceptance staff (category 6)*
  • Cargo/mail acceptance staff (category 7/13)
  • Cargo/mail/baggage handling and loading staff (category 8/14)
  • Passenger handling staff (category 9/15)
  • Flight crew members, loadmasters and load planners (category 10/16)
  • Cabin crew (category 11/17)
  • Security staff (category 12)

*UK Civil Aviation Authority approved

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