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Dangeous Goods Training and Certification

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Submitted by Kini on September 8, 2016 - 2:38pm
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Sub regional
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Duration (months): 
1 week

The dangerous goods training and certification's first stage training was carried out in Brisbane, Australia on the 10th-14th March.  This was a regional training on dangerous goods for PICT government officials to properly undertake their duties in applying legislations, enforcing regulations and ensuring that their local industries comply with internationally recognised standards relating to the handling, transport and storage of dangerous goods.

Four government officials from Kiribati, Vanuatu, Cook islands and Tuvalu together with SPC Petroleum Adviser and Assistant Petroleum Officer attended a dangerous goods training workshop delivered by the Australian Company All Modes Dangerous Goods in Brisbane. 

The 5 day training course focused on International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations, the International Maritime Dangeroud Goods (IMDG) code, transport of dangerous goods by road under the Australian Dangerous Goods Code and storage and handling (warehousing) of dangerous goods under the Queensland Code of Practise. 

Following the training, it was proposed that the newly trained group would form the core of a new Pacific Islands Dangerous Goods Industry Network (PIDGIN), which would serve as a forum to discuss and find resolution to shared issues and exchange assistance and advice as the need arises. It is expected that PIDGIN will grow to eventually include government officials and industry professionals from the majority of PICTs. SPC is now exploring options for holding further regional dangerous goods training sessions in the near future.

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SPC funded

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