When thinking about dangerous goods, usually articles and substances being shipped as cargo come to mind first.
However, many devices and substances used daily by consumers – such as
perfumery, deodorant aerosol sprays but also Lithium batteries in laptop
computers, mobile phones and other gadgets – are subject to the requirements
of the dangerous goods regulations, even when carried by air passengers
(or crew members) for personal use.
§ 27 of the German Air traffic act (Luftverkehrsgesetz) stipulates that passengers
and crew members may not carry any dangerous goods on either their person
or within their baggage, unless the particular dangerous goods are
The air transport regulations both from ICAO and IATA require that air
passengers must be educated about dangerous goods on a passenger’s
person and within a passenger’s baggage upon purchase of a ticket.
Subparagraph 126.96.36.199 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations requires:
“An operator must ensure that information as to the types of dangerous goods
which a passenger is forbidden from transporting aboard an aircraft is provided
at the point of ticket purchase (…).“
So as to enable employees of airlines, airports, ground handling service
providers, sales agencies, travel agents and baggage acceptance locations
(including railway stations and hotels which may provide air passenger
check-in options and accept baggage) to carry out their responsibilities,
the ICAO and IATA regulations as well as the EU – Ops in subchapter 1.1215
mandate dangerous goods training for such staff.
According to subparagraph 2.2.3 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations,
„In addition to dangerous goods training for cargo acceptance and
passenger check-in (…) and sales staff and passenger reservations and sales
staff must be provided with information (…)“.
Staff employed in airport or off-site check – in facilities as well as employees
of airlines and travel agents usually belong to IATA staff category 9.
A prerequisite from IATA’s side applied to holders of IATA cargo and passenger
agency accreditations is that at least two staff per branch office must hold
a dangerous goods certificate approved by IATA (e.g.; dangerous goods
training provided by either IATA themselves, an IATA ATS, IATA ATC or an IATA
LOGAR will be pleased to help you with evaluating your training needs and to conduct the training in the applicable staff category. Where so desired, such training can be delivered as an inhouse course and customized to your needs in accordance with IATA and EASA regulations.
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