International Maritime Dangerous Goods Training (IDMG Code)

Jan | Feb | Mar 2022
5 Days
Online Live | Onsite


Learn how to apply appropriate safety precautions and understand the legal requirements and operational restrictions involved in shipping dangerous goods by vessel transport. Gain a detailed understanding of International Maritime Dangerous Good (IMDG) Code regulations and practical knowledge of Code requirements, in relation to classification, packaging, vehicle packing and vessel stowage.

The IMDG training rules are recommended for shore-based personnel. However, vessel carriers often require compliance with them as a condition of accepting your shipments. These rules apply in addition to the US DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations, which require Hazmat employees to be trained on all applicable modal rules.


  • This training course on Dangerous Goods aims to help participants to develop the following critical objectives: 
  • • Use IMDG and complete the necessary dangerous goods transport documents
  • • Apply the regulations to identify, pack, mark, label and document dangerous goods


This Dangerous Goods training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals, but will be particularly beneficial to:

• Cargo operations and port managers responsible for the safe transport of dangerous goods shipments
• Shippers, cargo agents, consolidators, freight forwarders and other agencies involved in the transport of dangerous goods
• Instructional designers and instructors responsible for dangerous goods training
• Freight Forwarding Agents
• Customs Clearing Agents
• Forwarding Clerks
• Sole Agents
• Free Agents
• Cargo Handlers
• Cargo Packers
• Customs officials


• Background and purpose of the regulations
• Training and certification
• Enforcement
• Definition of terms
• Responsibilities of shipper, carriers and receivers
• Training and Certification Requirements
• Responsibilities while having charge, care, and control of a dangerous goods shipment

• Volume 1 (parts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the Code) contains sections on:
• General provisions, definitions and training
• Classification
• Packing and tank provisions
• Consignment procedures
• Construction and testing of packaging, IBCs, large packaging, portable tanks, MEGCs and road tank vehicles
• Transport operations
• Volume 2 contains part 3 (Dangerous Goods List, special provisions and exceptions), appendices A and B (generic and N.O.S. Proper Shipping Names, and glossary of terms) and an index.

• 9 classes of dangerous goods
• Class Divisions
• Primary and Subsidiary Classification
• Packing Groups
• Special Divisions
• Divisions, packing groups, subsidiary classification, special provisions
• Shipping names, UN numbers

• Information required on all shipping documents
• Safety marking
• Location and distribution of documents
• Requirements for Shipping Documentation Information
• Empty or Residue Containing/Packaging Requirements

• Overview of Hazardous Waste Manifest
• Retention of documents
• Spill Reporting
• Marine pollutants
• Waste manifests/movement document
• Certificates


Mark Steele

Mark is certified trainer with 20+ years of experience in gulf and London. He has trained batches, corporates, individuals and companies from all over the world.

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