These characteristics will make their transport by air hazardous, unless suitable precautions are taken. The commodities include the goods that are not only obvious substances such as acids, radioactive materials, poisons and explosives, but also some unlikely items such as magnets, wheelchairs with batteries, bleaches, breathing apparatus, some pesticides, etc
Dangerous Goods courses aim at providing flight deck and cabin crew personnel with:
- A clear definition of Dangerous Goods.
- Knowledge of the Provisions for dangerous goods carried by passengers or crew.
- Knowledge of hidden dangerous goods.
- The ability to extract information from the list of dangerous goods.
- The ability to recognise and identify hazard and handling labels.
- Knowledge of incompatible dangerous goods.
- The ability to recognise package use and specification markings.
- A familiarisation with marking and labelling requirements.
- An understanding of the need for packaging inspection.
- Knowledge and understanding of emergency response procedures.
- NOTOC (Notification to Captain / Notification to officer commanding)
- Category 10 for Flight Crew Members and Load Planners
- Category 11 for Crew Members