Why is this training necessary?
As regulated within The National Road Traffic Act of 1996 (Chapter VIII) regulation 280 Sub section 115 (1) and 117 (e) states that drivers of the vehicles of which he / she is the operator has to obtain a professional driving permit and undergo training at an approved training body.
Therefore, persons are required to have a PrDP when transporting Dangerous Goods and substances over certain quantity be it liquid, solid or gas. There are specific responsibilities on prescribed regulations and operating standards that dictate how the goods are marked, packaged and transported. This applies to all parties involved in the transportation of Dangerous Goods whether they are consignors, manufacturers, importers or distributors, operators of road or rail vehicles or loading equipment, drivers or employers,
IQ Dangerous Goods course covers all the legal aspects a driver needs to know when transporting these goods and what is needed to be displayed around the vehicle.
The course also covers which chemicals/solids/gasses are compatible to be transported together.
You need to be over the age of 25 years
Have a valid driver’s license and a valid PrDP.
A PrDP is then handed in with our certificate at the traffic department and a new card is issued with the PrDP ‘D’ which indicates the legal requirement to transport Dangerous Goods and Substances above a certain quantity.
A green Bar-coded ID is required to register you on the database.
Your certificate is valid for 1 year.
Delegates are required to renew their certificate within 1 month of expiry or they will be required to complete the full course again.
Re-certification takes 1 day
Assessments strategy is in line with the regulatory requirements and comprise:
Understand the legal concepts: definitions and requirements according to chapter VIII of the National Road Traffic Act, standard specifications and codes of practice
Warning signs and documents are explained, in terms of SANS 10232 Part 1.
Danger Warning Diamond.
Dangerous Goods Declaration
Section 13 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act – The duty to inform
Legal driver responsibilities: safety, fatigue, knowledge customer care
Personal Protective Equipment
Loading and Off-Loading Procedures in terms of SANS 10231.
Pre-load and Post-Load Checklists
Pre-Trip daily inspection report
9 Classes of Classified Dangerous Goods
Load Compatibility and Segregation
Transport Emergency Card and other required Legal documentation
Incident and Incident Reporting
Understand United Nations numbers (UN
Dangerous Goods Placarding
Basic Fire Fighting
Elements that make up a Fire
Classes of Fire