1) Annex 182) Part 92 of the Civil Aviation Regulations3) SA-CATS-DG4) ICAO TI5) IATA Regulations6) The Civil Aviation Act, No 13 2009
The ICAO Technical Instructions and IATA DGR have a list of articles permitted onboard the aircraft (see provisions for passengers and crew on the CAA website).
The legal requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation's Technical Instructions and SACARS Part 92 for the safe transport of dangerous goods by air requires that initial and recurrent in-depth training must be taken by shippers and their agents, packers, freight forwarders, cargo agents, operators (or airlines), agencies handling operators and performing the cargo acceptance function.
Training is also required for staff of operators and agencies acting on behalf of operators performing the functions of ground handling, storage and loading of cargo and baggage; passenger handling and security staff responsible for screening passengers and their baggage; flight crew members and flight attendants.
No, you have to attend recurrent training first.
The Regulations place the responsibility for correct classification of dangerous goods on the shipper. Classification criteria for each class and division of dangerous goods are stipulated in DGR Section 3. Advice on the correct classification of a substance should be sought from the manufacturer or distributor of the substance. In addition classification may be performed by an accredited testing laboratory or advice can be sought from the competent authority (The manufacturer or distributor should provide you with an MSDS).
No. It is a myth that just any cardboard box will do to meet the requirements! Under the Limited Quantity provisions the fibreboard box must meet certain specifications and be capable of specified drop and stacking tests.
Dangerous goods training must be provided or verified upon employment, before you carry out any of the functions for which you are employed involving dangerous goods or general cargo.
Yes, provided that the training covered the areas required by your new role and you can provide your new employer with a copy of the certificate that was issued when you were last trained.
No. It is a legal requirement that dangerous goods training MUST be kept current. Failure to receive recurrent dangerous goods training and continuing to carry out a function involved in the processing or the carriage of cargo (whether or not it includes dangerous goods), would be a contravention of the Civil Aviation Regulations Part 92. The same rules apply to staff of operators.
Hand sanitiser is considered a dangerous good due to its high alcohol content and must not be sent via post or undeclared. This product can only be sent via a freight forwarding company and must be declared.
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Prohibited Items On All Flights Departing South Africa