Course Overview Course Elements

The objective of this course is to ensure that students can prepare any Dangerous Goods Shipment in accordance with the requirements of the IMDG Code.

Aimed at Shippers, Packers, Freight Forwarders/Cargo Agents processing dangerous goods and any other relevant shore-side personnel.

Course Objectives

To ensure that personnel responsible for shipping dangerous goods can:

  • Understand and apply the IMDG Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Understand their responsibilities
  • Classify dangerous goods according to the type of hazard and degree of danger
  • Identify Proper Shipping Names
  • Understand and apply the information contained in the Dangerous Goods List
  • Correctly pack dangerous goods in the appropriate packaging
  • Mark and label packages
  • Document shipments
  • The IMDG Code - Key Definitions, Structure, Application, Terminology
  • Classess, UN Numbers, Proper Shipping Names and Packing Groups
  • Classification
  • The Dangerous Goods List
  • Self-classification
  • Limited and Excepted Quantity Provisions
  • Packing
  • Marking and Labelling
  • Documentation

IMDG Code:

  • Key Definitions, Structure, Application, Terminology

Regulatory Applicability and International Contentions

  • IMO/IMDG Background and Jurisdiction
  • International Agreements and Conventions

Classification and Identification

  • IMDG Code Class Hazard Definitions and Basic Terms
  • Use of the IMDG Code Dangerous Goods List
  • Limited and Excepted Quantity Provisions


  • Use of the IMDG Code Packing Instructions
  • General and Specific Packaging Requirements and Limitations for all Types of Packaging
  • Selection of Correct Packaging for Transport by Sea

Marking, Labelling and Placards

  • Consignment Procedures
  • Placarding Requirements of Cargo Transport Units
  • How to Complete the Multimodal Dangerous Goods Form

Vessels, CTUs Consignments

2 days
Course Duration
Max Participants

The Candidate must:

  • attend the entire course
  • adhere to course content and demonstrate the required practical application techniques
  • receive a pass mark of 80% on the examination

Certificates awarded after successful completion of the course will be valid for a two year period after which recertification must take place.