IATA Training Requirements

The training requirements from IATA shown below are similar to the US DOT’s training requirements, but they really don’t hold any legal weight since IATA is an industry association. By law hazmat employers have to train under the US DOT requirements found in 49 CFR Subpart 172.704.

1.5.2 Training Curricula       Personnel must be trained in the requirements commensurate with their responsibilities.                         Training must include:                                   

(a) General familiarization training —which must be aimed at providing familiarity with the general provisions;                    

(b) Function specific training—which must provide detailed training in the requirements applicable to the function for which that person is responsible; and                    

(c) Safety training—which must cover the hazards presented by dangerous goods, safe handling and emergency response procedures.             In planning training courses, the various categories of personnel must be familiar with minimum subject matter as indicated in Table 1.5.A.

1.7.2 Dangerous Goods Security Training The training specified in Subsection 1.5 should include elements of Security Awareness.       Security awareness training should address the nature of security risks, recognition of security risks, methods to address and reduce such risks and actions to be taken in the event of a security breach. It should include awareness of security plans (if appropriate) commensurate with the responsibilities of individuals and their role in implementing security plans.              

Note: Persons who have received security training in accordance with the requirements of a National Security Plan or other security requirements that fulfill the elements of need not receive additional training. Such training should be provided or verified upon employment in a position involving dangerous goods transport. Recurrent training should take place within 24 months of previous training to ensure knowledge is current.       Records of all dangerous goods security training undertaken should be kept by the employer and made available to the employee or appropriate national authority if requested. Records should be kept by the employer for a period of time established by the appropriate national authority.

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