Course Details

Carriage of Diagnostic and Infectious Substances

Who should attend?

This is a CAA and IATA approved certification and revalidation course for biological facility managers, Biological Safety Officers, or any laboratory or research worker involved in sending samples to, or arranging receipt of, samples from other institutions or field collections, either from abroad or from within the UK (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations are based on these transport by air regulations).

Course Details

Material of biological origin used in research or teaching may present a hazard and require special handling for transport, and all samples represent an investment in time, effort, and resources and they should always be packed and labelled properly, and accompanied by appropriate paperwork to prevent damage or loss during carriage, regardless of whether transport regulations apply or not. Material subject to transport regulations must be packed under the guidance of a trained and certified individual within an organization. This course helps departments and laboratories fulfil that obligation. At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand their legal responsibilities
  • Locate information from all sections of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Locate State and Operator Variations
  • Select the Proper Shipping Name from the List of Dangerous Goods
  • Locate and identify information shown on the Shipper's Declaration and the Air Waybill
  • Select the correct packing using the Packing Instructions and the General Packing Requirements
  • Correctly mark and label a package in compliance with Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Check a Dangerous Goods Acceptance Check List
  • Certification is valid for two years after which this course must be re-taken.


    There are currently no scheduled dates for this course.

    Please keep an eye on the training website for further updates. If you have any specific queries about the course then please contact Andrew Thompson directly on (2)7819 for further details.

    For further information contact Safety Office.