Dangerous Goods By Road

Accreditation TETA
Unit Standard
1 Day
Pass Requirements

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.

what are the requirements?

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.

How long is my certificate valid for?

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

How will I be assessed?

Assessments strategy is in line with the regulatory requirements and comprise:

 Formative Assessment

Practical assessment

Summative Assessment

What will my course cover?

Understand the legal concepts: definitions and requirements according to chapter VIII of the National Road Traffic Act, standard specifications and codes of practice

Operator Responsibility

Consignee Responsibility

Consignor Responsibility

Warning signs and documents are explained, in terms of SANS 10232 Part 1.

Warning panel.

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.

Driver Responsibility

Load Stability

Pre-load and Post-Load Checklists

Pre-Trip daily inspection report

9 Classes of Classified Dangerous Goods

Load Compatibility and Segregation

Exempt Quantity

Transport Emergency Card and other required Legal documentation

Packing Group

Subsidiary risk

ERG Number

Incident and Incident Reporting

Vehicle Requirements

Understand United Nations numbers (UN

Dangerous Goods Placarding

Split Placarding

Warning signs

Basic Fire Fighting

Elements that make up a Fire

Classes of Fire

Fire Extinguishers