Handling Of Dangerous Goods On-Board

This course is designed by LiberoAssurance Training Team for Officers, Designated Persons, Managers, PSC Surveyors and personnel involved who seek to comprehend what is considered to be a hazardous material as well as the proper handling of dangerous goods in transportation. The course is based on IMO model courses 1.10 and 3.18 according to the training requirements of IMDG Code 2018 Edition (Chapter 1.3), CFR 49 SubTitle B Chapter I sub chapter C part 176, STCW Section A-II/ & A-II/2 and SOLAS Ch VII.


The IMDG Code requires that employers provide training to any employee handling dangerous goods at two levels:

  • general dangerous goods awareness

  • specific job function

Refer to the IMDG training schedule in section of the IMDG Code to check the functions in which personnel are expected to be competent.


Develop a sound understanding on hazardous cargo management through our “Handling of Dangerous Goods On-Board” course.


Aims & Objectives
  • Outline the key legal requirements related to handling and transport of hazardous materials
  • Underline the significance of proper marking placed on hazardous materials containers and packages
  • Provide a detailed outline of the requirements of hazardous material paperwork and packaging
  • Present the penalties and consequences in case of inappropriate handling
  • Focus on the company’s security and emergency procedures in case an incident occurs


Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course the student will gain basic knowledge on the the following:

  • Key parts of the international conventions related to dangerous goods
  • Classes of hazardous materials
  • Proper packing, marking and labelling of dangerous cargo
  • Handling, loading stowage of dangerous cargo
  • Documentation (certificates) required for the transportation of dangerous cargo
  • Emergency response procedures and accident causes
  • Responsibility of the company and its employees regarding the security of hazardous materials
  • The crew involved received the necessary training as required by IMDG code


Who should attend?
  • Officers and crew handling Dangerous goods on board and involved in preparation of hazardous material packaging and transportation
  • Technical & Operation Managers
  • Designated Persons Ashore
  • PSC Surveyors
  • Personnel responsible for abiding by the DOT regulations for hazardous materials


Prerequisite skills & knowledge: Awareness of IMDG code and Cargo securing manual of the vessel concerned


Relative Conventions, Codes and Standards: IMO model courses 1.10 and 3.18 according to the training requirements of IMDG Code 2018 Edition (Chapter 1.3), CFR 49 SubTitle B Chapter I sub chapter C part 176, STCW Section A-II/ & A-II/2 and SOLAS Ch VII


Available in-house/distant learning? Yes


Created by: LiberoAssurance Continuous Professional Development Training Centre Level 1 - Accredited by Univab



Course contents
Introduction to Dangerous Goods and key conventions
  • Introduction to Dangerous Goods
  • Role of IMO Codes and Conventions
  • SOLAS Convention – Chapter VII
  • MARPOL Convention
  • IMDG Code – General
  • IMDG Code – Classification of Dangerous Goods
  • International regulations – General
  • International regulations – Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 49)
Packing, Marking and Labelling
  • Packing
  • Marking and Labelling – General
  • Marking and Labelling – Dangerous Goods description
  • Marking and Labelling – UN Number and PSN
Cargo Loading, Stowage
  • Cargo Containers Stowage on-board
  • Safe Container Lashing
  • Dangerous Goods Loading – General
  • Dangerous Goods Loading – Stowage and segregation
  • Dangerous Goods Loading – Responsibilities
  • Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities
Documentation, Reporting and Emergency
  • Documentation required by SOLAS
  • Dangerous goods transport document
  • Container/Vehicle packing certificate
  • Material safety data sheets
  • Dangerous goods Manifest
  • Ship Certificates and Documents Checked in a Port State Control (PSC) Survey
  • Reporting dangerous goods
  • Emergency Response Guide
  • Emergency Response Guide – Reporting incidents involving dangerous goods
  • Causes of accidents
  • Case Studies
Cargo and Company Safety and Security
  • Cargo & company security
  • Personnel training


Exam & Certification
  • Exam on Handling of Dangerous Goods On-Board
  • Handling of Dangerous Goods On-Board” Certificate
Teaching Methods
  • Detailed seminar presentations (available for download)
  • Terms and definitions
  • No. of slides: 131


  • Reading lists and resources available in the presentations


Study time allocation
  • Private study hours: 16
  • Trainer contact hours: Availability and Competence of instructors upon request
  • Enrolment duration: 90 days (from the date of purchase)
  • CPD Points: 16
  • ECTS/ECVET Points: 0.5


Assessment methods


% contribution to final mark

% Minimum passing grade

Exam on Handling of Dangerous Goods On-Board





Upon successful completion of the course assessment, participants will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Success’.




   100% Online course
   CPD Accredited eCertificate – Global acceptance
   Downloadable course material
   E-learning Mobile App
   Enrolment: 3 months
   Flexible schedule
   Language: English

200,00 € each

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