Transporting dangerous goods, is, pardon the pun, dangerous. In fact, it is more dangerous for an accident to occur during transport than for it to occur in the source (e.g. a factory). Usually, when accidents happen during transport, only two to three workers are available to manage the situation. Sometimes, only the driver (the transporter) is in the vicinity, which is even more dangerous.
This is where Transportation of Dangerous Goods training steps in. TDG training is available at Vancouver First Aid, offering on-line training to students. This program is self-paced with access to an online instructor at almost any time.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Program
In the TDG training program, we teach our students that the responsibility of proper labeling lies with the supplier or the source of the dangerous goods. The carrier is the person responsible for transporting the goods and attending to any emergencies should they occur. The supplier should provide the carrier with the shipping document, which contains the following information:
- Name, address of consignor
- Description of the goods (in the following order): shipping name, technical name, the words “not odorized”, classification, compatibility group, sub-classifications, UN number, packing group
- Quantity in SI units
- Net explosive quantity
- Number of containers
- 24-hour contact details of the supplier
- Control and emergency temperatures
Each containment unit is required to have MSDS – material safety data sheet, which contains additional information on the dangerous goods, as well as procedures to follow in case an emergency happens. The shipping document can resized, depending on the size of the containment unit, but size limitation apply.
TDG training credentials do not expire nor are refresher classes available. You can retake the program whenever you feel like you need an update on TDG training. We encourage students to sign up again for TDG training after two to three years for an update.
Any certificate you receive from us at Vancouver First Aid is valid anywhere in Canada.
How To Sign Up
Signing up for training is simple. There are several ways to do it:
- Online. Use the form below to sign up online; no downloads needed. Click submit and we will process your request during the next business day.
- In person. Office hours are from 8 AM to 5 PM. Visit us during that time to process your enrollment on the spot. We confirm slots immediately during in-person enrollment.
- Over the telephone. You can sign up over the telephone but you will need to confirm your details in person before classes start.
Contacting us is similarly as simple. We have made our contact details available below – our telephone number and our e-mail address. You can only call us during business hours but e-mails can be sent at any time.