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Dangerous Goods by Air - Offshore Helicopter Operations

Competency-based Training and Assessment
Dangerous Goods by Air – Offshore Helicopter Operations


Part 1, Chapter 4 of the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO-TI) and Subsection 1.5 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations require that initial and recurrent dangerous goods training programs must be established and maintained for all personnel involved in the transport of dangerous goods by air.

At offshore locations and ships with a helideck, Helicopter Landing Officers, Helicopter Deck Assistants, and staff, involved in the helicopter administration and handling of passengers, must be competent to perform any function related to the transport of dangerous goods for which they are responsible, prior to performing any of these functions.

This must be achieved through training and assessment commensurate with the functions for which they are responsible. Such training must include:
  • General awareness/familiarization training — Personnel must be trained to be familiar with the general provisions;
  • Function-specific training — Personnel must be trained to perform competently any function for which they are responsible; and
  • Safety training — Personnel must be trained on how to recognize the hazards presented by dangerous goods, on the safe handling of dangerous goods, and on emergency response procedures.
This also applies when no dangerous goods are carried.

Contents of the training

Based on the above mentioned requirements, the training course covers the following:

1. General philosophy
  • Basic principles for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air
  • What are dangerous goods
  • Legal basis
  • Shipper's responsibilities
  • Operator's responsibilities
  • Training requirements
  • Limitations
2. General information
  • Forbidden dangerous goods
  • Acceptable dangerous goods
  • Dangerous goods in operator’s property
  • State and Operator variations
3. Classification
  • General information
  • Hazard classes and divisions
  • Multiple hazards
  • Packing groups
4. Packing
  • General information
  • General packing requirements
  • Packing methods
  • Types of packaging
5. Marking and labelling of packages
  • General infomation
  • Marking of packages
  • Labelling of packagesHazard labels
  • Handling labels and marks
  • Examples
6. Documentation
  • General infomation
  • Shipper’s declaration for Dangerous Goods
  • Manifest or Air Waybill
  • Notification to Captain
7. Loading and unloading
  • Acceptance of dangerous goods
  • Acceptance check list
  • Inspection prior to loading
  • Stowage
  • Segregation
  • Loading restrictions
  • Loading of radioactive material
  • Inspection upon unloading
8. Recognition of undeclared dangerous goods
  • Hidden and undeclared dangerous goods
  • Information on Safety Data Sheets
  • Consumer warning system
  • Other indications on the presence of dangerous goods
9. Provisions for passengers
  • General principles
  • Forbidden dangerous goods
  • Permitted dangerous goods
  • Information to passengers
10. Emergency procedures
  • Introduction
  • General emergency measures
  • Class specific emergency procedures
  • Emergency Response Guidelines
  • Company emergency response requirements
The training is divided in 10 modules in which the above mentioned subjects are discussed. Each module is completed with a test, which contains multiple choices, true or false, drag and drop or other type of questions. The test score for the modules which are a mandatory requirement is saved in the students test result bank. If the test result for a particular module is not sufficient, the module will be repeated, and a new test will be issued. The final test result is the average of the results of all tests.

Authority approval

SCS Training & Consultancy BV is a Dutch Civil Aviation Authority training institute and an IATA approved Dangerous Goods Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) provider.

Course approval

This competency-based training course is approved by both the Dutch Civil Aviation Authorities and the UK Helideck Certification Agency (HCA).


Upon completing the course and obtaining a positive overall test result, a certificate will be issued and send by e-mail to the training administrator of the company. This certificate has a validity of 2 years.

Available languages

This training course is available in the English and Portuguese language.

For additional information and for registration details please send an email to:

SCS Training & Consultancy BV

E-mail: elearning@specialcargo.nl

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