This course covers the skills and knowledge required to obtain or renew a Dangerous Goods Driver Licence in Western Australia.
This nationally accredited course is a necessary requirement for obtaining a DG licence. It covers the requirements of all relevant legislation, codes and guidelines that apply to the transport of dangerous goods by road in Australia.
The course is approved by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (Resources Safety) in accordance with Regulation 15(1)(b) of the Dangerous Goods Safety (Road and Rail Transport of Non-Explosives) Regulations 2007. (Approval Notice WA-T-APP 23/18).
Participants must be at least 17 years of age and provide their USI Number and photo identification at Course Registration.
No existing skills, knowledge or industry experience is required to attend this course, however participants must read, write, understand and communicate English to a sufficient workplace standard to be able to complete transport documents, interpret signage, do basic mathematical calculations and be able to locate and interpret information in the ADG Code.
Key Topics covered include:
- The laws applying to dangerous goods
- Dangerous Goods Driver Licence requirements
- Health effects of dangerous goods
- Definitions and classifications of dangerous goods, packaging types and packing groups
- The ADG code and how to use it
- Segregation, stowage and safe handling of dangerous goods
- Responsibilities and duties for transport of DG
- Dangerous goods documentation
- Safe transport of dangerous goods
- HAZCHEM Codes, safety equipment and emergency procedures
- Placarding of vehicles
- Safe transfer of dangerous goods