IMDG Awareness

MariTerm 3 hours and 22 minutes

The IMO SOLAS and MARPOL conventions include regulations for the handling of cargo in packed form classified as dangerous or harmful for the environment with links to the IMDG code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code). According to the training provision in the IMDG section 1.3, a training for shore-side personnel shall be trained in General Awareness training. For seafarers, the STCW Code links to the same provision in the IMDG Code.

The purpose of the training is to give the participant a good awareness of the structure and content of the IMDG code. The participant shall get a good awareness over the classification, marking and labeling of packages, marking and placarding of CTUs, documentation, stowage and segregation provisions, and consigning provisions depending on the type of sea vessel. To get a better understanding of the IMDG code it is preferred that the participant has an electronic or a paper copy of the IMDG code.

The course is divided into 16 lessons and one final assessment which mainly follows the structure of the IMO Model Course 1:10 and the IMDG code including also information regarding the Memorandum of Understanding Baltic Sea and a comparison with the road and rail regulations ADR and RID.

The student will get knowledge over classification av dangerous goods, packaging, and tank provision, marking and labeling of packages, IBCs, and Cargo Transport Units and DG documents. The student will also be familiar with segregation, handling, and stowage provision for different types of ships and different parts of the IMDG Supplement e.g. EmS and MFAG.

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MariTerm AB is a knowledge based consultancy company which specialises in the field of safe and qualitative transports. The company was founded in 1978 and is owned by its senior consultants. MariTerm aims to be able to assist this progress both on behalf of the industry but also as part of research teams investigating future investments in infrastructure as well as new regulations. Our main mean of providing a qualitative service to our customers is a high degree of competence and specialisation within our fields of expertise. To achieve this we have built a team of civil engineers. Proper training requires skilled teachers which are in close contact with the development within their fields. Based on the knowledge built up through participation in research and development projects and missions and practical tests performed for industries and transport companies, MariTerm has built up a comprehensive training operation within the transport area.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 3 hours and 22 minutes
  5. Intended for: Intended for personnel on ships carrying packed dangerous goods.
  6. Reference: The training is based on the IMO Model Course 1:10 - Dangerous, Hazardous, and Harmful Cargoes. The training is elaborated according to the STCW-code 2010 (Manila amendments), section A-II/1, AII/2 B-V/c, with recommendations on training for responsible personnel on ships carrying packed dangerous goods.