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Transportation of Dangerous Goods


What is the Transportation of Dangerous Goods?

Transport Canada, based on risks, develops safety standards and regulations, provides oversight and gives expert advice (through the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre — CANUTEC) on dangerous goods incidents to promote public safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by all modes of transport in Canada. 

Why Do Workers Require Training?

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations states that a person who handles, offers for transport, or transports dangerous goods must be adequately trained and hold a training certificate.

A person without training must be physically accompanied by a person who has adequate training and a valid training certificate.

Course Description

This instructor led course meets the requirements set out by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations.  Learners will become familiar with the classification process, shipping requirements, necessary markings, safe handling, and how to respond in an emergency. 

Course Outline

  • Classification and test methods
  • Shipping names
  • Responsibilities
  • Shipping document requirements
  • Dangerous goods safety marks - requirements
  • Means of containment
  • Emergency response assistance plan requirements 
  • Reporting requirements
  • Safe handling and transportation practices
  • Reasonable emergency measures
  • Aspects of training for air transport
  • Requirements for marine transport


 Successful completion of this course requires an 80% grade on a written exam (theory) and a "pass" rating on the practical portion. 

 Upon successful completion a certificate of completion and wallet card will be issued and will expire 2 years from the date of completion. 

Course Length

Full Day