In Canada, federal and provincial and territorial legislation governs the transportation of dangerous goods. Anyone who handles, offers for transport or transports dangerous goods is legally required to have training in the transportation of dangerous goods.
Once you have completed this course, you will be better informed about the importance of complying with the regulations for the transportation of dangerous goods.
Although goods can be transported by road, rail, air and water, this course only covers regulations for ground transportation of dangerous goods. There are nine classes of dangerous goods and at the end of this course, you will be qualified to handle all of them except Classes 1, 6.2 and 7 as handling these classes requires additional training.
You should ask your supervisor or employer about special equipment, site specific or job specific training for the transportation of dangerous goods.
Once you have completed the course, you will take the final test. You must achieve at least 80% to receive a certificate of completion. Don’t worry – if you don’t pass the first time, you can keep trying until you do.