Handling of Dangerous Goods - US 8020


When handling and transporting Dangerous Goods, certain international and local rules must be complied with. These are a set of prescribed regulations and best practices that dictates how the dangerous goods are marked, packaged and transported.

This training course is designed to be highly interactive and practical oriented.

Course Standards

Unit Standard Number: 8020, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits

The learning never stops


  • Understand the definitions and requirements according the National Road Traffic Act, standard specifications and codes of practice.
  • Product Handling and your Health.
  • Section 13 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act .
  • Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Operator Responsibility.
  • Consignee Responsibility.
  • Consignor Responsibility.
  • Legal duties of the driver (product custodian).
  • Pre-load and Post-Load Checklists.
  • Pre-Trip daily inspection report.
  • Driver Fatigue Management.
  • 9 Classes of Classified Dangerous Goods.
  • Load Compatibility and Segregation.
  • Exempt Quantity.
  • Designated Space/Documents Box.
  • Dangerous Goods Declaration.
  • Transport Emergency Card and other required legal documentation.
  • Incident and Incident Reporting.
  • Basic Spill Prevention and Clean up.
  • Vehicle Requirements.
  • Basic Fire Fighting
  • Comprehensive course notes and illustrations.
  • Progress quizzes keep learning on track.
    An overhead slide presentation providing supplementary.
  • Videos to illustrate best practices, case studies, and operational examples.
  • A learner workbook including progress quizzes.
  • Light refreshment is provided for classroom courses.
  • CETA certificate of competence – statement of results. Issued approximately 6 – 8 months (Costs extra R400.00 excluding VAT).
  • Attendance certificates are issued

At the end of this course, delegates should be able to:

  • Delegates will be equipped with relevant Dangerous goods codes, standard operating procedures and standards.

It is desirable for learners wishing to achieve this unit standard to be competent at

  • Communication at ABET level 3 or equivalent
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent   

For a short course: Successful delegates will receive a has attended certificate. (Normal course fee is charged)

For a certificate of competence – statement of result from TETA, a portfolio of evidence must be submitted by candidates and they must be found “competent” upon completion of course. (This costs an extra R400).

Statement of Results are issued digitally after approximately 6 – 8 months.

South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique Botswana & Namibia

Course Status: Available

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