IMDG Initial Syllabus

This 2-Day course is designed for freight forwarders, third party logistics entities, carriers and freight brokers preparing dangerous goods shipments for ocean transport. 

IMDG training is required every 3 years.

Please Note: Security Awareness Training is no longer conducted in the classroom. We are now offering it for FREE on our website.

Included with Class:
Excerpts from the IMDG Code
Classroom Workbook
Daily Lunch

Note: If you ship Radioactive Materials additional training is required. If you ship Explosives additional training is recommended. 

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8:00a - 8:30a Registration
8:30a - 8:45a Welcome and Introductions
8:45a - 9:30a Lesson 1 - General Provisions, Definitions and Training
Lesson 1 - Exercise 1
9:30a - 10:30a Lesson 2 - Classification
Four Types of Proper Shipping Names in the DGL
The Nine Classes of Dangerous Goods
Packing Groups
Lesson 2 - Exercise 2A
10:30a - 10:40a Break
10:40a - 12:00n Lesson 3 - Dangerous Goods List and Appendices
Proper Shipping Names
The 18 Segregation Groupings
Using the Dangerous Goods List (18 columns)
12:00n - 1:00p Lunch (included with seminar)
1:00p - 2:00p Lesson 3 (continued)
Case Study # 2 - Methanol (Using the DGL)
Lesson 3 - Exercise 3
2:00p - 2:50p Lesson 4 - Limited Quantities
Case Study 3 - "Acetaldol"
Lesson 4 - Exercise 4
2:50p - 3:00p Break
3:00p - 4:30p Lesson 5 - Packing, Tank Provisions and UN Specification Packagings
General Packing Requirements
Packing Provision Codes
Lesson 5 - Exercise 5A
General Discussion on Portable Tanks and MEGC's
UN Specification Packaging
General Provisions
Specification Codes and Marking
Lesson 5 - Exercise 5B (homework assignment)
4:30P Session ends
   
Day 2  
8:30 - 9:00a Review of Day 1 Material
9:00a - 10:30a Lesson 6 - Consignment Procedures
Marking, Labelling and Placarding
Lesson 6 - Exercise 6A
Documentation
10:30a - 10:40a Break
10:40a - 12:00n Documentation (continued)
Lesson 6 - Exercise 6B
Lesson 7 - Transport Operations
Stowage
Segregation
Lesson 7 - Exercise 7
12:00n - 1:00p Lunch (included with seminar)
1:00p - 1:30p

Lesson 8 - Compliance With 49 CFR (Overview)

1:30p - 1:50p Questions and Answers (Review)
1:50p - 2:00p Break
2:00p - 4:30p Student Final Examination
End of Day 2
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