Awareness Courses

International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG)

Welcome to our IMDG Awareness elearning course where you will learn about the international regulations that are in place for the safe transportation of dangerous goods by sea. You will learn about the requirements for packaging and labelling dangerous goods under the IMDG Code, and how to safely handle and store cargo that contains dangerous goods.

Learning outcomes are shown below:

Define dangerous goods and where they might be found
Give an overview of the regulations governing the transportation of dangerous goods by sea
Outline the IMDG Code
Describe responsibilities of those involved
Outline consignment procedures
Describe the Dangerous Goods List
Summarise the different types of packaging
Identify the different packing groups
Explain how dangerous goods should be packaged
Identify marking and labelling requirements
Explain the Dangerous Good Classifications
List the information to be detailed on hazard and handling labels
Explain how to safely handle and load dangerous goods
Outline the requirements for the stowage of dangerous goods on board, including segregation and compatibility groups
Explain the requirements for transportation documentation
Describe actions to take in the event of an incident involving dangerous goods
Identify training requirements
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG)
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Completion rules
  • All units must be completed