Dangerous goods

Dangerous Goods Handling

The world we live in is made up of chemicals. Whether we are referring to the earth itself, the air we breather or the food we eat; all of it consists of chemicals working together.

Even us, the plants and the animals are made up of combinations of chemicals.

We can divide the occurrence of chemicals into two groups: man-made and naturally occurring. Man-made chemicals are, for instance, medicenes, cleaning agents and cosmetics while natural chemicals can be found in our food, the air and water. Both groups harbour some chemicals that can potentially be poisonous.

This course will hone in on how to safely navigate our way around hazardous chemicals.

A span of 15 modules will cover topics that involve everything from legislation to health risks and how to properly handle dangerous goods like hazardous chemicals. Upon completion of this course the learner will be much better equipped to ensure safety under circumstances that involve dangerous chemicals and/or substances.

Target: All staff exposed to Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace
Duration: 08 hours
Description: Legislation, Chemical Classes, Hazards, Safe Handling, Emergency Reactions, etc.
Legislation: Occupational Health & Safety Act of 1993


Dangerous Goods Transportation

Conveying Dangerous Goods by Road is a training programme that has been developed in accordance with the Skills Development Act. The purpose of the material covered is to ensure safe handling of dangerous goods in terms of loading, conveying and off-loading.

We will cover a range of topics in a set of 8 modules. Discussions will be focused around conveying dangerous goods, dangerous goods classification, exempt quantities and compatibility as well as driver duties and documentation.

Attention will also be paid to procedures to follow in an emergency as well as ensuring vehicle stability and more.

Target: Drivers of any vehicles Transporting Hazardous Chemicals (Trucks, Forklifts, etc)
Duration: 08 hours
Description: Dangerous goods Signs, Safe Transportation, Emergency
Legislation: Road Traffic Act 1996, Occupational Health & Safety Act of 1993