IMDG Code 36-12 is published and can be used voluntarily from 1st Jan 2013, this amendment will become mandatory from 1st Jan 2014. Training is Mandatory for shore side personnel since 34th Amendment of IMDG Code.
IMDG Code requires all those involved in dangerous goods transport by sea shall be trained in General Awareness, Function Specific and Security.
An indicative list of functions and example job roles are listed below. If you or your organization handles one or more of these functions persons involved must receive required training.
Functions and related Job Roles
Classify: Shippers / Manufacturers of Dangerous goods, Those who decide whether goods are dangerous or not, Related chemists, Those who prepare Safety Data Sheets.
Pack: Chemical manufacturers who package their products, Those who repackage dangerous goods, Those who palletize dangerous goods, Those who fill tanks / bulk containers.
Mark, label, placard : Chemical manufacturers who package their products, Those who repackage dangerous goods, Those who palletize dangerous goods, Those who packs containers, road vehicles, Those who fill tanks/ bulk containers
Load/unload cargo transport units: Those who are in charge of packing containers, filling tanks, shippers, CFS staff
Prepare transport documents: Those who prepare or sign a Dangerous Goods Declaration or sign a Container Packing Certificate
Offer for transport: Those who handle Dangerous goods bookings, Shippers, Freight Forwarders etc.
Accept for transport: Those who accepts Dangerous Cargo Bookings for carriage: Freight forwarders, Shipping Lines
Handle in transport: Those who handles Dangerous Cargo in transport to/from ports/CFS etc.
Prepare loading/stowage plans: Those who prepare stowage plans for ships
Load/unload from ships: Those who load/unload Dangerous Goods to/from ships (Stevedores/Gantry operating staff)
Carry dangerous goods: Employees of Lines who are responsible for safe Carriage on board their vessels
What must be trained?
Below is an indicative list of sections to be trained for different job roles
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