Dangerous Hazardous And Harmful Cargoes
The course aims to provide the participants with familiarization on the handling of dangerous and hazardous substances in packaged form.
It covers topics on IMDG Code, classification, packing, marking, labelling, consignment procedures, securing, loading, separation and segregation. It also includes topics on the health hazards of substances and materials and a thorough familiarization of the use Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG).
This course complies takes into account the recommended guidance of section B-V/c of the Manila amendments to the STCW Code and of the provisions of Chapter VII of SOLAS and chapter 1.3 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.
After successful completion of the course, the participants shall be able to:
· recognise the hazards associated with the carriage and handling of dangerous substances and materials
· determine the appropriate response to incidents using the Medical First Aide Guide (MFAG) and the Emergency Schedule (EmS)
· determine appropriate marking, labelling, packing, separation and segregation requirements of hazardous materials and substances
3. Entry Requirement
This course is intended for seafaring personnel responsible for the handling of packaged dangerous hazardous and harmful cargoes aboard ships
The course is designed as a free-standing one and is not dependent on a set level of knowledge required. However, for seafarers, additional training as specified by the STCW Convention may be necessary to achieve appropriate qualification. If use as a module for the certification of seafarers in accordance with section A-II/2 of the STCW Code, the required educational background for such certification applies.
The course can also be used for the training of experienced key ratings that have, or are intended to have responsibilities for dangerous goods.
4. Staff Requirements
All training and instructions should be given by properly qualified personnel. The instructor, in addition to being familiar with the legislative regime governing the transport of dangerous goods, should have considerable practical experience in safe handling, stowage and transport of such goods by ship. He must be a duly Marine Deck Officer with extensive experience onboard tanker, dry cargo and container vessels carrying dangerous and hazardous goods and a holder of Certificate of Instructor’s Course IMO Model Course 6.09.
Experts may be recruited from the Administration, local organization, local organizations, other competent authorities or bodies to whom certain responsibilities have been delegated, shippers, forwarders or the shipping industry.
5. Course Intake Limitation
The number of trainees should not exceed 24. Any activity should be undertaken in small groups of not more than five and be subjected to adequate supervision.