Hazmat (IMDG and IMSBC Code) Training Course

Learning Topic: Safety

3 hours

Product code: #6267

$250.00 Excl. Sales Tax

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The safe handling of dangerous goods in packaged form can depend upon those at management and operational level having a proper appreciation of the risks associated with these hazardous cargoes and an understanding of how they are stowed and transported in accordance with the IMDG Code.  Likewise, the shipment of solid bulk cargoes presents a number of hazards to a vessel including structural damage or loss of stability during a voyage. It is therefore essential that crewmembers follow the practices and procedures set out in the IMSBC Code to ensure the safe stowage and shipment of solid bulk cargoes.

This course provides the essential knowledge required by those at management and operational level, involved in planning stowage, handling and transporting dangerous goods in packaged form. It will also help learners to maintain safe and effective cargo operations by identifying safe procedures and best practice to be adopted, highlighting the risks and dangers associated with the carriage of certain bulk cargoes. The course covers general dangerous goods safety awareness and emergency response to incidents involving packaged dangerous goods and solid bulk cargoes.

On completion of this course you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Ocean Technologies Group powered by Marlins, Seagull and Videotel.

Please note:  The assessment part of this course may be completed onboard ship or onshore in the offices of a registered shipping company or maritime institution. The Master/senior officer onboard or a senior official onshore must sign and stamp your application form to verify they have directly supervised your eLearning assessment(s).

What you'll learn

Recognise the importance of ensuring dangerous goods are transported under the requirements of the IMDG Code

Apply the IMDG Code when conducting activities associated with handling, stowage and segregation of dangerous goods cargo

Outline the procedures, under the IMDG Code, for dealing with incidents involving dangerous goods

Identify the safety protection requirements needed to prevent exposure to the hazards presented by dangerous goods

Aims of IMSBC Code

General precautions for high-density bulk cargoes

Trimming cargo - the need and procedures

Typical self-heating cargoes, including coal

Solid wastes and security implications of bulk cargoes

Chemical hazards and bulk cargo accident

Course Contents

The course includes the following components.

  • #0151 – HAZMAT – IMDG Code, Advanced
  • #0068 - HAZMAT - IMSBC Code


There are no pre-requisites for this course


  • IMDG Code Amendment 41-22 (2022 Edition)
  • United States Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 0171 – 0172 HAZMAT training requirements
  • STCW Section B-V/c – Guidance regarding training of officers and ratings responsible for cargo handling on ships carrying dangerous and hazardous substances in packaged form
  • IMSBC Code
  • STCW Section B-V/b – Guidance regarding training of officers and ratings responsible for cargo handling on ships carrying dangerous and hazardous substances in solid form in bulk


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