Workzone Training | IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) – Initial Course
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IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) – Initial Course

IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) ICAO All Categories

Classroom and In-Company Initial Course (3 days / 24 hours)

Safety is your responsibility
During this course improve you awareness of operational restrictions, packaging instructions and other regulatory aspects related to the safe transport of dangerous goods by air. Gain the skills to accept, handle and process shipments containing dangerous goods according to the regulatory requirements of ICAO Technical Instruction and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR).


  • Comply with IATA’s DGR for shipping dangerous goods by air
  • Complete the shipper’s declaration for dangerous goods
  • Identify, classify, pack, mark, label and document dangerous goods according to regulations
  • Understand the legal aspects and responsibilities of transporting dangerous goods

Target Audience

  • Shippers and packers
  • Airline cargo acceptance and cargo agency staff
  • Station managers responsible for the safe transport of dangerous goods
  • Consolidators and freight forwarders

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate (IAA approved) is awarded upon successful completion of the course and final examination.


  • Final exam

Key Topics

  • Basis of IATA DGR
  • Legal aspects and responsibilities
  • Limitations for the carriage of dangerous goods by air
  • Excepted and limited quantities
  • State and operator’s variations
  • Classification and identification of dangerous goods
  • The nine hazard classes
  • Alphabetical list and precedence of hazards table
  • Special provisions
  • Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) entries
  • Mixtures and solutions
  • Packing, marking and labelling requirements: UN specifications, limited quantities and other packaging
  • Required transport documentations: DGD, air waybill, and the use of the checklist to verify compliance
  • Recognition of undeclared dangerous goods
  • Dangerous goods emergency response and reporting requirements
  • Shipment of radioactive materials IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)

DGR Initial Course Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to the regulations
  • Applicability
  • Basis of the regulations
  • Responsibilities
  • Training requirements
  • Dangerous goods security
  • Limitations
  • Forbidden, hidden, limited and excepted quantities
  • State and operators variations
  • Classification of dangerous goods
  • Identification of dangerous goods
  • Items listed and NOS entries
  • Special provisions

Day 2

  • Packing requirements and performance tests
  • General packing requirements and packing instructions
  • Q value calculation
  • UN, limited and other packaging specifications and de-coding of UN specification marking
  • Marking and labelling
  • Documentation and checklists
  • Shipper’s declaration of dangerous goods and the accompanying air waybills
  • Checklists
  • Dangerous goods emergency response

Day 3

  • Radioactive material
  • Identification and unit of measure
  • Radionuclides in special/other form activity limits
  • Different types of packages, A,B, C and excepted packages
  • Marking labelling and documentation
  • Final exam

In-Company delivery

This course can be delivered at the location of your choice. Contact us to learn how we can customize this course for your organization.

How to apply

Contact Work Zone Training to apply for the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Course.

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