Handling of Dangerous Goods Course

Course Overview

When handling and transporting Dangerous Goods, certain international and local rules must be adhered to. These are a set of prescribed regulations and operating standards that dictate how the dangerous goods are marked, packaged and transported.

Course Agenda

  • Understand the definitions and requirements according the National Road Traffic Act, standard specifications and codes of practice.
  • Product Handling and your Health
  • Section 13 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Operator Responsibility
  • Consignee Responsibility
  • Consignor Responsibility
  • Legal duties of the driver (product custodian)
  • Pre-load and Post-Load Checklists
  • Pre-Trip daily inspection report
  • Driver Fatigue Management
  • 9 Classes of Classified Dangerous Goods
  • Load Compatibility and Segregation
  • Exempt Quantity
  • Designated Space/Documents Box
  • Dangerous Goods Declaration
  • Transport Emergency Card and other required Legal documentation
  • Incident and Incident Reporting
  • Basic Spill Prevention and Clean up
  • Vehicle Requirements
  • Basic Fire Fighting


Delegates will be issued with a certificate of completion upon successful completion of this course. SOPs will also be provided once issued by the accreditation body.


1 day


South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Botswana, Rwanda & Namibia 

Booking and Registration

Please email sales@lopterraservices.com for a registration form and booking details or book now.

Do you wish to book up to or more than 4 delegates, consider an in-company course (Lopterra will deliver this course at your premises at an affordable rate). Please call us on +27 11 083 6811, +27 (0) 72 390 4560, +234 806 659 7728

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