Training Requirements for Safe Handling of Dangerous Goods
To ensure that dangerous goods can be safely transported by air, it is crucial to provide training to all employees involved in the handling of Dangerous Goods. This includes the service providers appointed to handle dangerous goods consignments on behalf of shipper.
Initial and recurrent training programmes for Dangerous Goods must be established and maintained by the following persons or organisations involved in the carriage of Dangerous Goods by air:
a. Shippers of Dangerous Goods, including packers and persons/organisations undertaking the shipper’s responsibilities
b. Operators of Singapore-registered aircraft
c. Ground handling agencies, which perform, on behalf of the operator, the act of accepting, handling, loading, unloading, transferring or other processing of cargo, mail or stores
d. Ground handling agencies, located at an airport, which perform, on behalf of the operator, the act of processing passengers
e. Agencies, not located at an airport, which perform, on behalf of the operator, the act of checking in passengers
f. Every public postal operator
Important to Know:
- Contents of Dangerous Goods training programmes should comply with the requirements as specified in the ICAO Technical Instructions.
- Employers are required to maintain Dangerous Goods training records of their employees in accordance with the requirements of the ICAO Technical Instructions.
- Operators of Singapore-registered aircraft, ground handling agents and aviation security screening service providers, providing dangerous goods training to its employees, must submit their training programmes to CAAS for approval using form CAAS(FO)136 (PDF, 99 KB).