IMDG Training

International Maritime Dangerous Goods Training Course (IMDG)

This short course is an overview designed to provide you with the tools and knowledge to perform your daily tasks in relation to moving and handling dangerous goods by sea. In addition, it is Best Practice to also access and understand your organisations specific procedures for storing and handling Dangerous Goods. This can be covered in more detail with on-site training.


At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Regulations correctly
  • Identify your responsibilities with regards to the transport of Dangerous Goods.
  • Be aware of the nine hazard classes of dangerous goods.
  • Apply the List of dangerous goods.
  • Apply correct segregation of loaded Dangerous Goods sea freight.
  • Properly mark and label dangerous goods.
  • Complete the required documentation.
  • Follow the general emergency procedures when a damaged/leaking package is discovered.
  • Report incidents/accidents/occurrences and mis-declarations of dangerous goods.


  • Each participant is required to bring photographic identification (e.g. a passport or driver's licence or 18+ Card) for proof of ID.
  • Please arrive before or at the course time for a prompt start - late arrivals after the course time will be unable to attend on the day and required to re book later
  • No pre-course study is required, participants will receive a Dangerous goods Sea Resource on the day.
  • After successful completion of this course, participants will receive an IVS Training Certificate.
  • Please note: If English is not the participant's first language, a basic understanding of written or oral English is required. This will help with participation during the course and sitting the assessment at the end. If your organisation has any concerns about this, please contact IVS to discuss alternative options.
  • Catering (coffee & tea upon arrival, morning, or afternoon tea) is provided on the day.



Do you have 6 or more people that require training? For all of our courses, we can provide onsite training at your premises (for a minimum of 6 people per course). Click the button below to contact us to discuss your specific needs.


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