Transportation of
Dangerous Goods

Workers in British Columbia and Canada are required to have comprehensive training and certification that meets Transport Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations and WorkSafe BC Workers Compensation Act, Part 3: Occupational Health and Safety.


This course provides comprehensive training in Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) which covers the TDG Act and Regulations, and identifies the requirements for receiving, handling, transporting, shipping, and emergency response. Participants will know how dangerous goods are classified, documentation regulations, means of containment, forbidden goods, safety marks, exemptions/special provisions, as well as, procedures in the event of an emergency involving dangerous goods.


Employees who handle, offer for transport or transport dangerous goods


Maximum 12 students per class


Approximately 4 hours depending on customer requirements


Each participant will be instructed in accordance with Transport Canada, WorkSafe BC and Federal Regulations.

The following topics will be covered in this course:
  • Federal and Provincial Regulations
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act/Regulations
  • Product Knowledge/Classification
  • Labels, Placards, Product Identification Numbers
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Forbidden goods, Exemptions/Special provisions
  • Safety Marks
  • Safe handling and transportation practices
  • Safety Requirements and Standards
  • The use of Schedules 1, 2 and 3
  • Means of Containment
  • Emergency Response Plan and Reporting

Upon conclusion of the course, participants will have; developed a comprehensive understanding of the above topics, and participated in group discussions and exercises, and completed a written exam.


A Record of Training (ROT) certificate and wallet card will be issued upon successful completion of the course. The ROT certificate for Transportation of Dangerous Goods is valid for 3 years.


Federal – Transport Canada—Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations

Canada Labour Code Part 2: Occupational Health and Safety

Provincial – WorkSafe BC applicable Regulations, Policies and Guidelines relating to the: Workers Compensation Act: Part 3 – Occupational Health and Safety


According to Transportation Canada, employees must be adequately trained and hold a valid training certificate in accordance to the TDG Act 1992; and Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations up to and including SOR/2008- 34 (Amendment 6).

Adequate training definition: A person is adequately trained if the person has a sound knowledge of all the topics listed in the TDG Act Part 6.2 that relate directly to the person’s duties and to the dangerous goods the person is expected to handle, offer for transport or transport.

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