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Training under the requirements of chapter 1.3 of imdg code

In accordance with the requirements of chapter 1.3 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code), all shore personnel involved in the carriage of dangerous goods by sea must study the provisions relating to dangerous goods, in proportion to their duties. By shore personnel we mean not only specialists working directly in the seaport, but also all specialists involved in the preparation and organization of multimodal transportation of dangerous goods, and transportation by sea is a part of it. In addition, the training covers the requirements for the protection of dangerous goods, as set out in chapter 1.4 of the IMDG Code.

The 24-academic hours training program includes such matters as description of classes of dangerous goods, provisions for labeling, marking, application of enlarged danger labels, loading, stowage, segregation and compatibility of goods on board, purpose and content of transport documents for dangerous goods. Depending on the composition of the training group, specialized training relating to the direct functions performed by the specialists who arrived for training is provided during the course. And an obligatory part of the training is safety training, including, in particular, methods and procedures for preventing accidents, including proper use of handling equipment and suitable stowage of dangerous goods, general hazards posed by different classes of dangerous goods and how to prevent such hazards, including the use of personal protective equipment, as well as equipment and emergency procedures in the event of a spill of dangerous goods, including any procedures for dealing with emergencies and providing first aid to victims, etc.

On a regular basis, at least once every 5 years, shore personnel should be retrained on handling dangerous goods.