Dangerous Goods Training IMDG Code
SUMMARY OF CHANGES
There are many changes to the 2016 edition of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code). The significant changes are outlined below.
There have been significant changes in Part 2 Classification, to include: a method of using test data to classify substances that are listed in the Dangerous Goods List (DGL) but meet the classification criteria for a hazard class or division that is not identified in the list; new criteria and documentation requirements for assigning fireworks to hazard divisions; the addition of new criteria for determining viscosity in Class 3 flammable liquids; the inclusion of
polymerizing substances under Class 4.1; and new sections defining gases, flammable liquids, toxic substances, and corrosives that are not accepted for transport.
New packing instructions have been added: P005 for the new Engine proper shipping names under UN3528, UN3529 and UN3530; P412 for the new UN3527 “POLYESTER RESIN KIT, solid base material”; and P910 for the prototype and low production runs of lithium cells and batteries.
A new large packaging packing instruction LP200 for aerosols has been added.
A new Class 9 Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods label has been adopted for use when shipping lithium metal and lithium ion cells and batteries (new SP384).
The “Overpack” mark now has a 12 mm minimum height requirement.
New ISO standards have been incorporated into the applicable packing instructions for gases and the design and construction criteria of UN pressure receptacles and multiple-element gas containers.
Updates to the DGL:
• The proper shipping name entries for Engines and Vehicles under UN3166 have been separated. UN3166 now covers only “Vehicle” entries and “Engines” now fall under new UN3528, UN3529, and UN3530 entries.
• Polyester resin kits have been separated into two entries: UN3269 “POLYESTER RESIN KIT, liquid base material” and new UN3527 “POLYESTER RESIN KIT, solid base material”.
• Polymerizing substances of Class 4.1 have been assigned to new entries UN3531, UN3532, UN3533 and UN3534.
Special provisions for shipping certain common items have been added, revised, or removed:
• SP188 now requires a standardized lithium battery mark for excepted shipments of lithium cells and batteries.
• SP312, 363, 961 and 962 have been revised; SP380 and 385 have been added; and SP970 has been removed due to the separation of the proper shipping name entries for Engines and Vehicles.
• SP236 now includes Class 4.1 solid base materials for polyester resin kits.
• SP310 the lithium battery prototype and low production packaging requirements have been moved to a new packing instruction (P910).
IMDG Code Amendments 38-16 Dangerous Goods Training
Is this Course For You ?
With the SAMSA Marine Notice No.28 of 2009, IMDG Code dangerous goods training became mandatory for all Shore Based Personnel that come into contact or move dangerous goods, including personnel handling classification and documentation.
Without a proper knowledge of chemicals and material hazards, the import and export of cargo becomes risky and lethally dangerous. It is of utmost importance that clearing and forwarding agents, shipping agents, clerks, buyers and sellers and all staff that are in contact with Dangerous Goods are aware of the hazards of their chosen cargo no matter how benign their cargo may seem to them.
What will you Learn ?
• An introduction to the IMDG Code
• An overview of the IMDG Code general provisions
• In-depth training on dangerous goods classification and identification provisions
• In-depth training on packing requirements
• In-depth training on package marking and labelling requirements
• In-depth training on CTU marking and placarding requirements
• In-depth training on documentation requirements and completion requirements
• In-depth training on stowage requirements
• In-depth training on segregation requirements within a CTU
• In-depth training on the segregation requirements for CTUs containing dangerous goods when loaded on vessels
• In-depth training on the requirements for limited quantities and excepted quantities shipments
• Training on the use of CTUs
• Training on incident and fire prevention and emergency response procedures in a port and on board a ship
• Training on the International Convention for Safe Containers
• Training on dangerous goods in port areas
Below is a summary of the 38-16 Amendments
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