Dangerous Goods Training Program – Train the Trainer – Refresher Course – 3 Days


Dangerous Goods training is established as a mandatory requirement by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in their Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air. In order to fulfill those requirements national competent authority of each Member State established uniform rules accordingly.

It is important that all relevant employees receive training that is commensurate with their responsibilities. In addition, recurrent training must be provided within 24 months of previous training to ensure knowledge is current.

The success of training depends on the ability of the Instructor to deliver correct and comprehensive training. It is the obligation of the Dangerous Goods Instructors to “receive and understand updates to dangerous goods information and be made familiar with those changes by training or other means on an annual basis…” (DGR

Both Regulators and IATA strongly recommend DGR Instructors receive training on changes in the DGR manual and refreshment of their instructional skills a regular basis

The course is highly practical and consists of two parts:
Information about changes in the latest edition of IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and;
Training design and techniques enforcement

It is a three-day program specifically designed for certified Dangerous Goods Instructors.

Who is the course for?

The course is made for individuals who have already completed a Train the Trainer course for dangerous goods and need to refresh their knowledge and skills in order to continue training others. The course is usually intended for professionals who are involved in the transportation, handling, or management of dangerous goods.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

The refresher course is designed to update participants on the latest regulations, best practices, and safety guidelines related to dangerous goods. It aims to ensure that trainers maintain their knowledge and skills at an appropriate level to effectively deliver training programs to others.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

Day 1

1. Changes in the 58th edition of IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

– Changes in section 1 – Applicability (covering General Part, Operator Responsibilities, Training Requirement, and Adequate Instruction)
– Changes in Section 2 – Limitations (covering Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities and Operator Variations)
– Changes in Section 3 – Classification (covering New provisions for Class 2, Class 3, Division 6.1 Class 8)
– Changes in Section 4 – Identification (covering amendments to the list of Dangerous Goods and in Special Provisions)
– Changes in Section 5 – Packing ( Covering changes in a number of Packing Instructions Packaging Specifications and Performance Tests)
– Changes in Section 7 –   Marking & Labelling ( covering amendments to change the word “marking” or “markings” to read “mark” or “marks” and amendments for lithium battery marks and labels)
– Changes in Section 8 – Documentation
– Changes in Section 9 – Handling (covering the addition of information about ICAO Annex 19 –Safety Management Systems, Revisions for acceptance of ULDs, Revisions for NOTOC etc.)
– Changes in Appendixes A, C, D, E, F, and H

2. Addendum 1 from 20 June 2017

– New or Amended State Variations (Section 2.8.2)
– New or Amended Operator Variations (Section 2.8.4)
– Changes in Section 2 – Limitations ( amendment of Table 2.3.A, of the text of and
– Minor amendment in Section 3 – Classification
– Amendments in Section 4 – Identification (regarding UN No 1790, 2978, 2977, and Special Provision A212)
– Changes in Section 5 – Packing ( covering amendment of PI 203, PI Y 203, and PI Y 963)
– Changes in Section 10 – Radioactive Material ((revision of a paragraph in

Day 2

1. Management and improvement of training materials

– Making effective Training Sessions
– Tips to Improve Training Materials
– Enforcement of skills of:
– Creation of learning objectives;
– Development of lesson plans;
– Making comprehensive presentations
– Writing exercises and exams

2. Practical exercises  to deliver effective DG Classroom training

Day 3

1. Workshop to consider the challenges and best practices related to DG Training
2. Practical Examination on Instructional Skills
3. IATA DGR Category 6 Exam

Target groups

It is a three-day program specifically designed for certified Dangerous Goods Instructors.


Working knowledge of the English language is required. The valid Train the Trainer Certificate and the latest edition of IATA DGR are a must. As well a Laptop will be needed.

Learning Objectives

After successfully passing this course, participants should be able to develop and deliver a comprehensive Dangerous Goods Training program compliant with the latest changes of ICAO TI and IATA DGR for both Initial and recurrent training for all categories.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“I found satisfying answers to all my questions.”
“The instructor demonstrated very deep knowledge of the subject.”
“The length of the course fits my needs and expectations.”
“The content was really effective, I gained a lot of new knowledge.”
“The practical examples were perfectly delivered.”


3 days – Each Training day will start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email team@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806

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