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Dangerous Goods Special Edition

IATA Dangerous Goods Workshops

IATA presented two Dangerous Goods Workshops (in Johannesburg and Cape Town) to inform industry of the latest developments in the transport of Dangerous Goods by Air. The Workshops were sponsored by SA Airlink, BidAir Cargo, Kintetsu World Express and Professional Aviation Services.

The Workshops were supported by the SACAA with logistics support provided by Professional Aviation Services.  

The focus of the Workshops was on new developments in the 61st Edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Details of the changes contained in the 61st edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, checklist and other valuable information can be downloaded from IATA at:

Dangerous Goods Checklists and Information from IATA

Please feel free to contact the Professional Team should you need any help.

The introduction of Competency Based Training for Dangerous Goods

David Brennan, Switzerland-based Secretary of the IATA Dangerous Goods Board, panel member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and participant in the United Nations sub-Committee of experts on the transport of Dangerous Goods presented a summary of the background to the introduction of Competency Based Training.

The introduction of CBT will impact every single person, organisation and company engaged in the Dangerous Goods by Air industry. The changes are far reaching and will have a profound impact on your operations and the way you conduct, plan and develop your training programmes.

The new training regime will mean the re-examination of things that we have taken for granted, our old friend, Table1.5.a is to be removed. This Table has provided guidance on who need what training and has allowed the SACAA to exercise quality control on training provided to industry and on the Training Providers, this has ensured that industry has had the reassurance that training standards are being maintained, critical in the safety critical matter of Dangerous Goods training.

The theory around Competency Based Training is solid but many critical aspects such as course content, assessment and quality control remain to be adequately addressed in our opinion.

This from IATA:

The objective of competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) is to use the necessary tools to clearly establish the training needs for a specific job function and then ensure that employees acquire the level of knowledge and demonstrate the right skills to perform that function.

Read all about Competency Based Training

A great deal of engagement needs to take place before these changes are implemented with several CAA organisations around the world firmly opposing the changes.

The SACAA has not indicated what their stance on this matter will be, any changes would, in any event, be incorporated in our Regulations before they would become effective.

A comprehensive document, Appendix H to the 61st Edition of the Dangerous Goods regulations is available at:

Appendix H to the 61st Edition of the IATA DGR

We encourage you to study this document and very carefully asses the potential impact, good and bad, to your operations.

Industry and the SACAA

The Manager of Dangerous Goods at the SACAA Mr Bheki Ngiba made it clear in his address at the Workshop that the SACAA was committed to working with industry to solve Dangerous goods challenges and that they are available to advise, assist and facilitate when challenges arise.

Bheki was adamant that the proverbial “big Stick” was only taken out as a very last resort when all other options have been exhausted.

We encourage you to take the SACAA up on this offer, let’s work together to achieve safer skies for all.

African colleagues at the IATA Workshop

Mr Bheki Ngiba introduced our colleagues for the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the attendees. This is the first time that we have had the privilege of welcoming international guests to the IATA Workshops and we hope that this will continue in the future.

Contact Sonet Clarke at sonet@professional.aero for copies of the presentations.


Dangerous people?

The Managing Director and CEO of Professional Mr Rob Garbett stimulated thought in his opening remarks to the IATA Workshop when he referred to “Dangerous People not Dangerous Goods” as being the challenge in our industry. This is true, an item is an item, it only becomes “Dangerous” when not packed and documented correctly, or when concealed in a shipment and not declared or when handled, packed and processed by a person who does not have adequate training, experience or access to resources.

Are your people “Dangerous”?

Managing safety risks posed by the carriage of lithium batteries by air

The 27th meeting of the DANGEROUS GOODS PANEL (DGP) of ICAO was held in Montreal from the 16th to 27th of September 2019.

At this meeting a discussion on the position developed by the Flight Operations Panel (FLTOPSP) on the transport of lithium batteries and the need for the operator to perform a safety risk assessment that considered the risks associated with the transport of lithium batteries took place.

The meeting agreed that operators needed to carry out appropriate safety risk management activities in order to determine whether they could ensure the safe carriage of lithium batteries and cells.

It was noted that the ICAO Technical Instructions did not contain any provisions related to an operator’s responsibility to conduct safety risk assessments.

This has very important implications for all in the supply chain as operators will rely on Ground Handling Organisations, Freight Forwarders and Shippers to be part of the safety risk assessment and will require that they have appropriate risk mitigation strategies in place.

This will be effective from November 2020. We will monitor developments.

DG Autocheck from IATA

David Brennan, Switzerland-based Secretary of the IATA Dangerous Goods Board, panel member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and participant in the United Nations sub-Committee of experts on the transport of Dangerous Goods presented  the IATA DG AutoCheck solution designed to play a key role in the transformation of how industry deals with Dangerous Goods

At the 2019 IATA AGM, the IATA Board of Governors discussed the growing concern about the safety implications raised by the increase in the incidence of undeclared lithium battery shipments on commercial airlines.

To answer this need, IATA launched several new initiatives to address this growing safety risk, including a system for incident information sharing, a regulatory campaign to promote supply chain compliance and the use of the IATA Dangerous Goods (DG) AutoCheck solution.

The acceptance of dangerous goods shipments affects the timeliness of your operational processes. It also improves efficiency and also reduces human errors.

You can ensure you are applying all the provisions of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations for acceptance of dangerous goods by air and automatically check all state and operator variations. DG AutoCheck acceptance check validation tool applies all the provisions contained in the latest edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) through an automated compliance solution.

DG AutoCheck:

  • Automates dangerous goods acceptance checks
  • Validates compliance of all rules for every consignment
  • Flags all issues identified
  • Provides confidence in the accuracy of the acceptance checks
  • Allows for analysis of the dangerous goods consignments processed for business intelligence

Full details at IATA DG AutoCheck

eCommerce

David Alexander (Johannesburg) and Nicole Alexander (Cape Town) discussed the challenges facing industry in dealing with the burgeoning eCommerce sector bearing in mind that eCommerce is growing at around 16% per year and that the major growth in eCommerce is the use of mobile devices to make purchases. A major challenge lies in the fact that eCommerce operations do not label consignments, so operators have no indication if shipments contain Dangerous Goods. The fact that Dangerous Goods can be introduced into the courier and express system by the general public who have no knowledge of Dangerous Goods or the dangers they pose is of concern.

Industry will need to engage with the major eCommerce role players to design systems and procedures to deal with Dangerous goods in this section of the supply chain. This will have to be an industry wide initiative as the dangers and challenges impact us all

Last word

Undeclared, misdeclared or hidden Dangerous Goods are a catastrophe waiting to happen. They put lives, equipment and property at unnecessary risk. There has recently been a spate of incidents caused by this unholy trio which have caused a great deal of concern. These are clear and present risks.

Fortunately, in the Republic, we have a strong South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) determined to work with the industry to combat this scourge. The SACAA is uncompromising about compliance and firm about recording any breaches, yet at the same time it offers encouragement and provides guidance to members. It works on a partnership basis, not master and servant and has a highly positive impact on the security of our business.

Misdeclarations may occur accidentally because of ignorance or confusion regarding the regulations. This clearly indicates the need for education and training, more intensively or more frequently.

Less commonly, there may be an irresponsible attempt to circumvent Dangerous Goods regulations, procedures and costs.  Such unethical activity puts lives and property at risk and has no place in a responsible industry like ours. That’s why every one of our people must be alert, aware of the rules and authorised to call out any behaviour inconsistent with security and safety standards.

What about hidden Dangerous Goods? Paints, aerosols containing various products, glues and adhesives, bleaching powders, cleaners – many common household items contain Dangerous Goods.

The public may be unaware of this when handing them over for transport. Thus, it is the responsibility of our people to recognise and neutralise such unintended exposure at every stage of the express supply chain.

For the last several years the SACAA, SAEPA and our industry have been laying great stress on the need to put watertight measures in place to deal with The Unholy Trio of hidden, misdeclared and undeclared Dangerous Goods. All of us must take seriously this danger presented by Dangerous Goods by remaining alert to the risks and up to date in our knowledge and procedures for mitigating them.

This article appeared in the October 2019 SAEPA Newsletter

IATA Workshop Cape Town

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WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WORKSHOP

  • Airlines,
  • Ground Handling Agents,
  • Freight Forwarders,
  • Civil Aviation Authorities,
  • Airports; and
  • Cargo Warehouse Operators.

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  • Provide an overview of the current regulatory framework and changes related to Lithium Battery and DGR handling in 2020 and beyond.
  • How these regulations align with ICAO Technical Instructions and an update on the new ICAO Competency Based Training Assessment (CBTA) approach.
  • Regulatory compliance of the different entities in the cargo supply chain giving you the opportunity to learn exactly what steps you need to take to keep the supply chain safe.

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We are honoured to confirm the participation of leading industry experts that will speak at our first IATA workshop of the year of which the focus is Dangerous Goods/ Lithium Batteries.

However, when considering the various segments within this field, it becomes difficult to prepare topics since they need to be generic so as to accommodate the various attendees.

Above you will find the agenda for the Workshop. We encourage you to review the agenda and submit any questions, concerns and/ or constraints that you would like to be discussed during this IATA Lithium Battery and DGR workshop.

Please use the form provided on the right to submit your input and help ensure that we all enjoy a valuable experience that is relevant and practical to your environment.

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REGISTRATION

INVESTMENT

Registrations are closed for this IATA Lithium Battery, DGR Workshop.

Delegates attending

Get your FREE copy of the Dangerous Goods Manual 61st Edition to the value of $ 328 (USD) when making your booking.

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$ 100 (USD)

For payments and payment related queries, please contact:

sonet@professional.aero

+27 76 770 9191

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the event


WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WORKSHOP

  • Airlines,
  • Ground Handling Agents,
  • Freight Forwarders,
  • Civil Aviation Authorities,
  • Airports; and
  • Cargo Warehouse Operators.

Enter your e-mail address below to subscribe to this events news letter.

  • Provide an overview of the current regulatory framework and changes related to Lithium Battery and DGR handling in 2020 and beyond.
  • How these regulations align with ICAO Technical Instructions and an update on the new ICAO Competency Based Training Assessment (CBTA) approach.
  • Regulatory compliance of the different entities in the cargo supply chain giving you the opportunity to learn exactly what steps you need to take to keep the supply chain safe.
  • An overview of the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM); cargo handling manual implementation guidelines.
  • Air cargo recommended SLA, Smart Facility Program and ULD operations.


DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR OUR SPEAKERS?

Scan the QR Code to save the agenda to your mobile device.

Lithium Battery, DGR and Cargo Standards Workshop - JHB Agenda Day-1

Scan the QR Code to save the agenda to your mobile device.

Lithium Battery, DGR and Cargo Standards Workshop - JHB Agenda Day-2

We are honoured to confirm the participation of leading industry experts that will speak at our first IATA workshop of the year of which the focus is Dangerous Goods/ Lithium Batteries.

However, when considering the various segments within this field, it becomes difficult to prepare topics since they need to be generic so as to accommodate the various attendees.

Above you will find the agenda’s for Day 1 and Day 2 of the Workshop. We encourage you to review the agenda’s and submit any questions, concerns and/ or constraints that you would like to be discussed during this IATA Lithium Battery, DGR and Cargo Standards Workshop.

Please use the form provided on the right to submit your input and help ensure that we all enjoy a valuable experience that is relevant and practical to your environment.

.

Submit your question below.


REGISTRATION

INVESTMENT

Registrations have closed for this IATA Lithium Battery, DGR and Cargo Standards Workshop.

You will receive an e-mail confirmation within 1-working day after you booking submission.

Delegates attending both days

Get your FREE copy of the Dangerous Goods Manual 61st Edition to the value of $ 328 (USD) when booking for Day 1 & 2.

Hand holding money

$ 100 (USD)

Delegates attending both days are eligible to purchase the Electronic Lithium Battery Shipping Guideline (eLBSG) for an additional cost of $ 50 (USD).

For payments and payment related queries, please contact:

sonet@professional.aero

+27 76 770 9191

Delegates attending the Cargo Standards Workshop

Get your FREE copy of the ICHM valued at $ 125 (USD).

$ 50 (USD)

SEE YOU THERE

Do you have questions about the transport of Lithium Batteries, Dangerous Goods and Cargo?

The International Air Transport Association is holding two interactive workshops which will include guest speakers from across the supply chain, including a representative from the SACAA. Come and learn about the essentials of shipping dangerous goods and lithium batteries by air. 

The International Air Transport Association is holding two interactive workshops which will include guest speakers from across the supply chain, including a representative from the SACAA. Come and learn about the essentials of shipping dangerous goods and lithium batteries by air.

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The Workshop targets all stakeholders of the air cargo supply chain. It is of particular importance to training institutions, courier companies, shippers, freight forwarders, ground handlers and airlines in the industry.

Dates and Locations

Johannesburg –  17 & 18 February 2020, Emperor’s Palace

  • * 17 February – Lithium Battery and Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • 18 February – Cargo Standards Workshop
You can choose to attend both days or one day only, depending on your interests.
Time: 09h00 to 17h00
Cape Town – 19 February 2020, Hotel Verdé

Time: 09h00 to 17h00

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Key highlights

  1. Provide an overview of the current regulatory framework and changes related to lithium battery and DGR handling in 2020 and beyond.
  2. How these regulations align to the ICAO Technical Instructions, and an update on the new ICAO competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) approach.
  3. Regulatory compliance of the different entities in the supply chain giving you the opportunity to learn exactly what steps you need to take to keep the supply chain safe.
  4. Opportunities to interact with the speakers and industry members.
  5. An overview of the IATA cargo handling manual (ICHM); Cargo handling manual implementation guidelines. (Johannesburg only)
  6. Air cargo recommended SLA; Smart facility program; ULD Operations. (Johannesburg only)

Participants will receive a free electronic (windows or mobile) copy of the DGR 60th 2019 edition. (valued at USD 328) 


Workshop Cost 

Johannesburg –  USD 100 for the first day (Lithium Battery & DGR Workshops) and get a copy of the 61st edition of the DGR manual worth USD 328 for free. As an option, get the electronic lithium battery shipping guideline (eLBSG) for an additional cost of USD 50.

USD 50 for the second day (Cargo Standards Workshop) and get a free copy of ICHM worth USD125.

Register for the Johannesburg Workshop

To make payments or for any payment related queries, please reach out to sonet@professional.aero ; Tel : +27 76 770 9191

Cape Town –  USD 100 and get a copy of the 61st edition of the DGR manual worth USD 328 for free.

As an option, get the electronic lithium battery shipping guideline (eLBSG) for an additional cost of USD 50.

Register for the Cape Town Workshop

IATA Dangerous Goods Workshops

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The International Air Transport is holding two interactive 1 day workshops which will include guest speakers from across the supply chain including the South African Civil Aviation Authority to learn about the essentials of shipping dangerous goods and lithium batteries by air.

Target Audience

The Workshop targets all stakeholders of the air cargo supply chain. It is of particular importance to training institutions, courier companies, shippers, freight forwarders, ground handlers and airlines in the industry.

Dates and Locations

Johannesburg, South Africa – 26 February 2019 (Emperors Palace)

Download the Johannesburg Workshop Agenda

Cape Town, South Africa – 28 February 2019 (Hotel Verde)

Download the Cape Town Workshop Agenda

Key highlights

  • An overview of the current regulatory framework and what changes will come in 2019 and beyond.
  • How these regulations align to the ICAO Technical Instructions, and an update on the new ICAO competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) approach
  • Regulatory compliance of the different entities in the supply chain giving you the opportunity to learn exactly what steps you need to take to keep the supply chain safe.
  • Participation fee is USD 100 (excluding of all applicable taxes). All delegates will receive an electronic (windows or mobile) copy of the DGR 60th 2019 edition valued at USD 328.

Registration & more information

For registration, please send an email to salome@professional.aero and CC tayeg@iata.org

We look forward to seeing you at one of the events.

Sincerely Yours,

International Air Transport Association

Dr. Alex STANCU

Head of account management, South and East Africa

IATA Dangerous Goods Workshops

Only two days to go to the IATA Dangerous Goods Workshops in South Africa.

The Johannesburg event will be held at the airport Southern Sun Hotel on the 31st January, the event starts at 09h00 but we suggest that you join us from 08h30 for coffee.

the Cape Town event will be held on the 1st February 2018 at the Hotel Verde, start time is 09h00 but please join us at 08h30 for coffee.

Bookings can be made through Professional Aviation Services, contact salome@professional.za.com or david@professional.za.com for details

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Changes to Dangerous Goods training?

Join IATA for the interactive Dangerous Goods workshops and learn about the changes that are on the way in how we train Dangerous Goods.

Dangerous Goods training is a particular challenge for the courier and express industry, this is your opportunity to learn first hand information how the significant changes to the way Dangerous Goods training will be done in future will impact of your business.

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IATA Dangerous Goods Workshops South Africa 2018

The agenda and speakers for the IATA Dangerous Goods Workshops on 31 January in Johannesburg and 1 February in Cape Town is set out below:

Dangerous Goods Workshops_2018_Agenda South Africa

Please make sure that you book early at (IATA Dangerous Goods Workshop Bookings) and make sure that you don’t miss out on the opportunity of meeting with the Dangerous Goods Experts from IATA

And remember the participation fee is USD125 and all will receive a free electronic (windows or mobile) copy of the DGR 59th 2018 edition valued at USD328.

Dangerous Goods Workshops_2018_Agenda South Africa

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IATA Workshops South Africa 2018: Meet the IATA Expert Team

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The IATA Dangerous Goods Workshops (31 January in Johannesburg and 1 February in Cape Town) offer the perfect opportunity to engage with experts from IATA on critical issues impacting on how we deal with Dangerous Goods by Air.

This is your chance to meet with Dave Brennan and James Wyatt of IATA and get clarity on any Dangerous Goods question you may have direct from the IATA experts!

Dave Brennan

David Brennan

Assistant Director Cargo Safety & Standards

International Air Transport Association

David has been with IATA since 2002 and is currently Assistant Director Cargo Safety & Standards.

David is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Cargo team who are jointly responsible for the IATA standards publications and products that address dangerous goods transported by air.  David is the Secretary of the IATA Dangerous Goods Board and the Panel member nominated by IATA to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel. David also participates, on behalf of IATA, in the meetings of the United Nations Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.

Prior to joining IATA David worked for Ansett Australia for a period of 26 years holding a number of supervisory and management positions within the Operations Division, the last being Corporate Advisor Dangerous Goods Compliance. 

James Wyatt

James WYATT

Assistant Director, Dangerous Goods Publications

James joined IATA in 2016 as Assistant Director, Dangerous Goods Publications. James, a British national, has 17 years of cargo industry experience and prior to joining IATA he worked for Lufthansa Cargo, AeroLogic, Qatar Airways and DHL Express.

James has been involved with Dangerous goods throughout his career and prior to joining IATA he managed the Global Restricted Commodities program for DHL Express, including all of the airlines under the DHL umbrella. James represented DHL Express at the ICAO Dangerous Goods panel, through the Global Express Association and the IATA Dangerous Goods board.

Industry will have the opportunity of engaging with David and James on the changes contained in the 59th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

The strategic change to Dangerous Goods training, is a matter of critical importance to every person and organisation that deals with Dangerous Goods. This is your chances of learning all about the changes, how these will impact your operations and how to prepare for the changes.

This will change how we think about Dangerous Goods education and training.

Summary of proposed Dangerous Goods training changes

Key highlights

  • An overview of the current regulatory framework and what changes will come in 2018 and beyond.
  • How these regulations align to the ICAO Technical Instructions, and
  • Regulatory compliance of the different entities in the supply chain giving you the opportunity to learn exactly what steps you need to take to keep the supply chain safe.

Participants will receive a free electronic (windows or mobile) copy of the DGR 59th 2018 edition.

Registration & more information
Please click here to register for the Workshop.

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