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IATA DGR - Initial Category 6

Safety is your responsibility! Have the appropriate safety precautions been taken by your company?

This course will improve your awareness of the legal requirements, operational restrictions, packaging instructions, marking, labeling and documentation regulations related to the transport of dangerous goods. Gain the skills to accept, handle and process shipments containing dangerous goods according to the current edition of the mandatory IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations manual.

Course availability

Non-grant ​ Grant
September 26-30, 2016 - Los Angeles (session 40417) Contact Us Contact Us

Course fee

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Apply IATA’s DGR manual and complete dangerous goods transport documents correctly
  • Apply regulations to identify, pack, mark, label and document dangerous goods
  • Perform the responsibilities involved in accepting, storing, loading and inspecting dangerous goods
  • Understand the legal responsibilities involved with the transport of dangerous goods

Who should attend

  • Airline cargo acceptance and cargo agency staff
  • Cargo operations and ground handling staff
  • Station managers responsible for the safe transport of dangerous goods
  • Shippers, cargo agents, consolidators, freight forwarders
  • Instructional designers and instructors of DGR

Note: This course meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 6 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR.

Course content

  • Interpreting the current IATA DGR manual
  • Responsibilities of operator and shipper


  • Excepted and limited quantities
  • State and operators’ variations

Classification and identification

  • The nine hazard classes
  • Alphabetic list and precedence of hazards table
  • Special provisions
  • Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) entries
  • Mixtures and solutions

Packaging, marking, and labeling requirements

  • UN specifications
  • Limited quantities
  • Compatibility and segregation of packages
  • Shipping radioactive materials


  • Loading, storage and inspection
  • Emergency procedures
  • Air waybill, Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods, and Notification to Captain

Please come prepared with the following materials:

DGR Manual: A key reference tool, this manual is on loan to each participant for the duration of the course.
Calculator: This course involves calculation exercises requiring the use of a calculator.​​​