Review the Classifications, Documentation and Exemptions Involved in Transporting Dangerous Goods
In this TDG – Transportation of Dangerous Goods Online Course, participants will learn:
- Dangerous Goods legislation
- Hazards and Classes of Dangerous Goods
- Packaging & Labeling
- Shipping Documents
- Segregation & Vehicle Loading
- Exceptions & Exemptions
We provide the most up-to-date training for transportation of dangerous goods with our course.
This TDG – Transportation of Dangerous Goods Online Course takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
In order to obtain the certification of completion, participants must achieve a mark of 80% or higher in our TDG – Transportation of Dangerous Goods Online Course. Those, who do not get the pass mark, will be allowed to repeat the TDG – Transportation of Dangerous Goods Online Course two additional times.
Certificate of Completion
Participants, who successfully pass our TDG – Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certificate Course, will earn a certificate of completion which can be loaded and printed to keep for their records. The Online Training for Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certificate is valid for 3 years but must be renewed if a participant changes employers.
What are the different classes of Dangerous Goods in Canada?
- Class 1: Explosives
- Class 2: Gases
- Class 3: Flammable Liquids
- Class 4: Flammable Solids
- Class 5: Oxidizing Substances, including Organic Peroxides
- Class 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances
- Class 7: Radioactive Materials
- Class 8: Corrosive Substances
- Class 9: Miscellaneous Products, Substances or Organisms
TDG Training Certificate Requirements
Section 6.1 of the 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 who does not hold a valid training certificate may still perform those activities in the presence and under direct supervision of a person who is adequately trained and holds a valid training certificate. In other words, direct supervision does not involve camera surveillance or a live monitoring system. A person without training must be physically accompanied by a person who has adequate training and a valid training certificate.
Training is always required unless an exemption found in the TDG Regulations can be used. Most exemptions are found in Sections 1.15 to 1.50 of Part 1. Other exemptions found under Schedule 2 (Special Provisions) could also be used to waive training requirements.
Employees are adequately trained if they have a sound knowledge of aspects of TDG that relate directly to their duties. These aspects are set out in Section 6.2 of the TDG Regulations.
For example, a highway tank driver who transports nothing but Class 3 products may only need specific training on the transport of Class 3 dangerous goods. Training on the transport of other classes of dangerous goods is an added value for the driver but not essential. It is up to employers to determine what constitutes adequate training for each of their employees.
The type of employee training is not addressed in the TDG Regulations but may involve a combination of classroom instruction, job training, and work experience. For a list of organizations that offer TDG training, please visit: http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/3/train-form/search-eng.aspx.