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Earlier this year, the CGSB (Canadian General Standards Board) released Draft 1 of its upcoming standard for Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training, Assessment, and Competency.

This standard outlines the required competencies, training, and assessment requirements for persons who handle, offer for transport or transport dangerous goods by road, rail, marine, and air in Canada.

Its purpose is to ensure that every person involved with handling, offering, or transporting dangerous goods in Canada meets a set standard of knowledge, skills and operational competencies on a recurrent basis.  Employers are also expected to provide specialized dangerous goods training and knowledge to meet a person’s actual job requirements, based upon the tasks they are expected to competently perform.

This standard also incorporates many aspects of the competency-based standard for the air industry put forward by ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).

Once complete, this dangerous goods training standard will be incorporated by reference into Part 6: Training of the Canadian Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulations.

The standard’s expected inception is early to mid-2021.

If you would like to know more about this Training Standard and about Competency-Based Training, and what it means to you as an Operator, join us at the TDG Committee Meeting, being held at the HAC Conference in Vancouver this November 14th - 16th.

A copy of the draft CGSB Dangerous Goods Training Standard can also be accessed by clicking on this link.