Safe Transport of Infectious Substances by Air Course (Shippers Training Course)
Common items to be shipped that would require this training include:
- infectious substances
- biological specimens
- diagnostic specimens
- clinical specimens
- animal specimens
- plant materials
- tissues samples
- dry ice to refrigerate a sample
- ethanol solutions
- human or animal samples etc.
Who is required to undertake this training?
This course is for all those who pack, mark, label or complete the paperwork such as a consignment note or shipper’s declaration associated with the shipping of these items for transport by air:
- Class 2.2 (e.g., liquid nitrogen)
- Class 3 (e.g., methanol, ethanol, or formaldehyde solutions)
- Class 6.2 (e.g., infectious substances, biological substances, patient specimens)
- Class 9 (e.g., dry ice, genetically modified micro-organisms).
- clinical trials staff
- laboratory managers and technicians
- stores personnel
- nursing staff and medical practitioners
- veterinary industry personnel to name but a few….
Course qualification and recognition
You will receive a Certificate of Approval – Safe Transport of Infectious Substances by Air (Shippers Course) plus a feedback sheet on the answers to the review questions.
The training program has been approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia and fulfils the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) requirements for shippers of these substances (Employee Groups F).
What does the course give you?
- Define and describe Federal and International Regulations as they apply to the packaging and shipping of dangerous goods
- Describe their legal responsibilities in accordance with Federal and International Regulations
- Determine the limitations for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air in accordance with the ICAO requirements and IATA Regulations
- Recognise articles and substances which have dangerous properties and be aware of the procedures for their classification
- Use the IATA Dangerous Goods List to identify requirements for different dangerous goods
- Identify and classify the material to be shipped
- Describe the proper techniques for packaging, marking, labelling, documenting and shipping dangerous goods
- Select the correct packaging by applying the correct Packing Instructions and General Packing Requirements in accordance with ICAO requirements and IATA Regulations
- Accurately apply the correct marking and labelling to packaging in accordance with ICAO requirements and IATA Regulations
- Correctly apply State and Operator Variations when applicable
- Complete and check transport documentation in accordance with ICAO requirements and IATA Regulations
- Offer correctly prepared dangerous goods for consignments by air in accordance with current ICAO requirements and IATA Regulations
- Be aware of procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency associated with dangerous goods.
We understand that most people don’t deal with transporting dangerous goods all the time so we offer support to help with any difficult questions. You can book a Zoom or TEAMs call with one of our consultants. Alternatively, email and phone support is also available.
Please contact Andy on firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 6180 7939 (during Western Australian business hours).
Correspondence formats available
Our training is conducted via correspondence:
- PDF format and review questions in word format – emailed to you directly
- Hard copy full-colour bound workbook with course assessment – mailed to you.
Costs: Initial Issue Correspondence (AUD)
Hard Copy $170.00 incl. postage and handling
Correspondence (CAAA Renewals Only)
Company specific course details (Tutorial format)
One day training courses are also available at your place of work for groups of your employees.
Review questions are completed during the course and assessed by the facilitator with approvals issued on the same day as is appropriate.
Contact our office to discuss your specific needs with email@example.com