Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) introduces participants to the TDG Act and regulations and explains the requirements for receiving, handling, transporting and shipping dangerous goods, as well as the appropriate response in emergency situations such as spills or accidents. TDG regulations require that, with few exceptions, all persons engaged in the handling, offering for transport or transporting of dangerous goods be trained in the aspects of handling such goods. Ultimately, the goal of this course is to provide participants with the information they need to comply with the TDG Act and regulations. By completing this course, they should know how dangerous goods are classified; understand the regulations pertaining to proper documentation, safety marks, means of containment, forbidden goods, exemptions and special provisions; and know the immediate reporting and procedures to follow in the event of an emergency involving dangerous goods.
This is an online only course.
As this is a self-study online course, participants may take it whenever at any time. Upon registering the participant shall receive an email containing a PIN and website URL to login and access the course. Both those credentials will be needed each time the course is accessed. It may take up until 24 hours after registration for the PIN to be generated and the email to be sent.
The course is divided into 9 modules:
- Introduction to TDG
- Regulations and training
- Classification of dangerous goods
- Safety marks used in conjunction with dangerous goods
- Means of containment
- Forbidden goods, exemptions and special provisions
- Immediate reporting and ERAPs
Each module has its own test in which the participant must earn 100% in order to advance to the next module or complete the course.
On average, the course takes between 5 and 9 hours to complete. As this is a self-paced course, the time it truly takes varies greatly on the participant.
Upon successfully completing the course, the participant will be able to print a completion certificate. In order for the certificate to be valid it must be signed the employer. If the participant is self-employed they may sign their own certificate. The training certificate is valid for 3 years. Although this is a nationally recognized course, if the participant is unemployed and seeking employment it is up to the new employer to accept any prior training. They may still require the participant to re-train once hired.
WHAT IF I FAIL ANY OF THE TESTS?
You need 100% on each module test in order to advance to the next module or to complete the course. If you fail you can repeat the test as many times as necessary to reach the passing mark. Each test will be unique as the test randomly draws questions from the test bank.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
TDG regulations require that, with few exceptions, all persons engaged in the handling, offering for transport or transporting of dangerous goods be trained in the aspects of handling such goods.
WHO CAN I ASK FOR HELP WITH THE COURSE?
As this is an online self-study course, there is no in-person or phone-in support for participants who want help with the course content. However, should there be an accessibility or overall customer service issue, please feel free to contact our office for assistance.
DO I HAVE TO DO THE ENTIRE COURSE IN AT ONE TIME?
You may leave the course at anytime and resume where you left off. There is no restriction on how many times you can access the course.
WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION NOT LISTED HERE?
Contact us by phone (647-528-LIFE ), by e-mail (info@Heartbeatfirstaid.com), or by filling out our contact form on this website.