Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods Training

 The Process to be followed for the shipping of Dangerous Goods From Offshore for UK Installations/Vessels, shall be as detailed in the current OGUK Best Practice For - THE SAFE PACKING AND HANDLING OF CARGO TO AND FROM OFFSHORE LOCATIONS- ISSUE 5 November 2011 which can be obtained from the downloads section of this site, along with other pertinent Dangerous Goods Documentation.

Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air in the Offshore Environment

 International Legislation regulates the preparation and shipment of Dangerous Goods by all modes of transport. In the offshore Oil & Gas industry the two principal documents are the IMDG Code for shipments by sea and the "ICAO Technical Instructions" for shipments by air. Both codes lay down specific guidance on the preparation, packaging, loading/unloading, storage and documentation required in order to transport dangerous goods safely.

For shipments by air, the Technical Instructions require all persons involved in the shipment, to be adequately trained. Depending on the job function, this may include detailed training in all aspects of the regulations (which can only be carried out at a training establishment "approved" by the national authority) or it may be simply "awareness" training carried out by the aircraft operator or an organisation acceptable to that operator. The Technical Instructions further require an aircraft operator to ensure that even if they never intend to carry dangerous goods; their loading staff and passenger processing staff should have appropriate training to be able to spot mis-declared or undeclared dangerous goods being presented in baggage or freight.

Please note, to our knowledge, no country has registered a difference to the training requirements detailed in the Technical Instructions and therefore all Helideck Crews and Heli-admin personnel, regardless of type of installation or vessel and irrespective of whether the duty holder intends to ship Dangerous Goods or not, MUST undergo the appropriate training.

Note: whilst the legislation governing the carriage of Dangerous Goods is laid down in the Technical Instructions; the great majority of duty holders and Aircraft Operators use the "IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations" (DGRs) as their working document. The DGRs contain all the requirements of the Technical Instructions but also include additional requirements, which may be more restrictive than the Technical Instructions or reflect industry standard practices.

The training requirements for each category of staff are detailed in:

  • ICAO Technical Instructions 1.4.1 & Table 1.4
  • IATA Dangerous Goods regulations 1.5 & Table 1.5A

According to Table 1.4 of the ICAO TI, the following requirements apply to offshore based personnel involved in helicopter operations:

Helicopter Landing Officer: Key 7 and 8
Helicopter Deck Assistant: Key 7 and 8
Helicopter Admin Staff: Key 7, 8 and 9

The following organisations have been accepted by HCA for delivery of Online based "awareness" training:

SCS Training & Consultancy BV (English and Portuguese Only)
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Contact: Hans van der Maat
Phone: +31 (0)6 2279 6318
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Web: www.dgr-cbt.com

Atlas Knowledge
Aberdeen
UK
Contact: Paul Alexander
Phone: +44 (0) 1224 708430
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Web: www.atlasknowledge.com.com

Mintra Training Portal Ltd
Aberdeen
UK
Contact: Jonny Godson
Phone: +44 (0) 1224 651340
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Web: www.mintra-uk.com

Oilennium (part of the Petrofac Group)
Norwich
UK
Contact: Adrian Phelan
Phone: +44 (0) 1508 522701
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Web: www.oilennium.com

 

The following organisations have been accepted by HCA for delivery of Classroom only based "awareness" training:
All National Authority Approved Training Organisations (Contact the Authority in your area for a list of these schools).

Mentor Aviation Services Ltd
Aberdeen
UK
Contact: Kevin Bowden
Phone: +44 (0) 1224 762390
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Web: www.mentoraviation.com

Optima Aviation Services Ltd
Aberdeen
UK
Contact: Charles Rathbone
Phone: +44 (0) 1224 529093
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Dangerous Goods Management
Aberdeen
UK
Contact: Lesley Finnie
Phone: +44 (0) 1224 773776
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Contact: Robert McTavish
Phone: +44 (0) 7980 290583
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Occupational Training International
Baku
Azerbaijan
Phone: +994 (12) 447 47 /12 /13
Web: www.oti.az
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MSTS Asia Sdn Bhd
Landing Craft Jetty, Oasis Complex, Johor Port
81700 Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 7 2522108
Web: www.msts-my.org

Survivex Limited
Kirkhill Commercial Park
Dyce Avenue, Aberdeen, AB21 0LQ
Phone: +44 (0) 1224 794800
Web: www.survivex.com

MAST Consultancy
Merlin House
Lee on Solent,Hants, PO13 9FU
Phone: +44 (0) 2393 877594
Web: www.mastconsultancy.com

 

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