Key Learning Points:

  • The 9 categories of dangerous goods
  • How to find out whether your shipment is classified as dangerous goods
  • Packing instructions for high, medium, and low danger goods
  • Correct packing and labelling instructions
  • What a declaration of dangerous goods is

Course Overview

Dangerous goods are materials or items with physical and/or chemical properties which, if not properly controlled, present a potential hazard to our health and safety, our infrastructure, or the means of transport used to ship them.

This microlearning course ensures employees are familiar with and are able to recognise dangerous goods, as well as remaining aware about the potential risks of transporting dangerous goods. It provides an overview into the legislation imposed by Customs on dangerous goods and how to find out if your shipment is classified as dangerous or not.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 10 minutes
  • Available for translation

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  • Online microlearning course
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements
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The Assessment

Learners test their knowledge by answering a series of multiple-choice questions placed throughout the short course.

Should they answer a question incorrectly, the course provides feedback on the correct answer. Learners can retake the course to improve their score if needed.

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Why You Need Dangerous Shipments Training

The UN's Dangerous Goods Regulations form the basis of any dangerous goods legislation you may encounter in the UK. These may be set out by a number of bodies, e.g. the International Air Transport Association (IATA) or the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

However your organisations chooses to transport dangerous goods (air, land, or sea), there will be restrictions and regulations to follow regarding handling and transportation. Making sure your employees understand these is important to avoid delays, incorrect handling, damage to property and even injuries.

Why You Need Dangerous Shipments Training


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

What are dangerous goods in shipping?
Dangerous goods in shipping refers to any materials that might be considered harmful if they were to enter a country without being monitored. This can include hazardous substances, flammable materials and environmentally damaging goods. Specific definitions of “dangerous goods” vary depending on each country’s laws and the circumstances of the shipment.
How many types of labels are there in dangerous goods?
There are officially 9 kinds of dangerous goods, all of which require packaging and labelling in accordance with international regulations. A label specifying class 3 dangerous goods in a shipment, for example, would contain flammable liquids. Correct labelling helps ensure all goods are transported, stored and inspected using the correct safety procedures.
How do you identify dangerous goods?
Dangerous goods are classified as such because of their potential to cause immediate chemical or physical effects such as fire or corrosion. It is better to stay on the side of caution and research dangerous goods before making the shipment, as failing to identify dangerous goods can lead to damage to people, property and the environment.

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