A dangerous goods drivers licence is required for the transport of dangerous goods:
- in a receptacle with a capacity of more than 500L
- if there is more than 500kg in a single receptacle
- where the total capacity of all IBCs is more than 3000L or where any IBC is filled or emptied whilst on the vehicle
This training program is based on the ADG Code 7.6 and relative requirements of Jurisdictional Competent Authorities to enable drivers to apply for and obtain a Licence to Transport Dangerous Goods by road.
The course covers all aspects of the ADG Code together with relevant legislation, including Dangerous Goods classifications, placarding, stowage and load restraint, segregation and compatibility, emergency procedures and licencing requirements.
The course also covers the responsibilities of drivers, consignors, owners and other personnel involved in transport of dangerous goods.
Employers may require additional internal training for drivers and consignors.
On achieving competence in this unit, further industry specific training will be required to satisfy legislative requirements to transport DG.
The elements of this course are delivered based on the requirements for underpinning knowledge and practical requirements for readying equipment and documentation.
Course delivery is over 2 days as mandated by the State Competent Authorities.
The overall course structure is listed below. There is a mandatory assessment as part of the course. A Statement of Attainment will be issued by the RTO on successful completion of the course.
Once the course Statement of Attainment has been received, drivers have 6 months to obtain a medical certificate for Dangerous Goods licensing and present the application for DG licence, medical certificate and Statement of Attainment to Department of Transport and Main Roads (Qld) to apply for a DG licence.
- Introduction to the Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code
- DG licencing requirements in Queensland
- Key definitions used in the DG/logistics industries
- Responsibilities of drivers, consigners, packers, loaders and companies in relation to preparation and transportation of dangerous goods
- UN classes and Divisions
- Subsidiary risk
- Packing groups
- Proper shipping names
- Dangerous Goods list and definitions
- Special provisions
- Prohibited practices
- Goods too dangerous to transport
- Load restraint
- Vehicle suitability
- Bulk transfer requirements
- Safety and PPE
- Emergency Procedures
- Transport documentation
- Empty packaging and transportation of empty receptacles
- HAZCHEM codes and Emergency Action Codes
- Planning routes
- Vehicle breakdown procedures
Successful completion of this course does not provide a dangerous goods licence. Drivers must apply to Department of Transport and Main Roads for licence to be issued.