HRETD's Convey dangerous goods by road training course details
Convey dangerous
goods by road
SAQA unit standard: 123259
Field: Services
NQF level:  03 (4 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Ten learners
Novice training duration: Two days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETD's Convey dangerous goods by road training course details
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HRETD offers training in the SADC regions and beyond
PO Box 4252, The Reeds, Centurion 0158
Tel: +27(0)12 661 6721 Cell: +27(0)84 874 8388
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Fleet logistics and
defensive driver
4x4 defensive driving
AARTO for fleet managers
AARTO for professional drivers
Anti-hijacking techniques
Dangerous goods by road
Diesel locomotive shunting
Economic driving
Expat RSA roads orientation
Gravel roads defensive driving
Heavy vehicle defensive driving - essential skills
Heavy vehicle defensive driving - full skills training
Light delivery vehicles
Lowbed securement
Maintaining customer relations
Motorcycle defensive driving
Professional driver evaluations
Rigid heavy vehicles
Side tipper trucks
Vehicle combinations
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earthmoving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
Working at heights
ISO standards
Dangerous goods
Breathing apparatus
4x4 defensive driving
AARTO for fleet managers
AARTO for professional drivers
Anti-hijacking techniques
Dangerous goods by road
Handling HAZMAT
Spill kit responder
Stacking and storing HAZMAT
Tools & powertools
Landscaping tools

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Included in this mutimedia training programme This training programme provides information on the requirements and responsibilities of people wishing to transport dangerous substances (HAZMAT) on South African roads, and the development and implementation of the highest standards to ensure accident and/or spillage prevention, thus ensuring the safety of transporters and other road users.

Our training is designed to assist employers to comply with the training requirements of the National Road Traffic Act regulation 8: Transportation of dangerous goods and substances by road. Participants are instructed with respect to the requirements of the legislation for receiving, handling and transporting of dangerous goods.

Entry requirements

Novice candidates must be 25 years and over with a minimum of Grade 10 certificate or NQF2 equivalent and hold an appropriate vehicle driver's license for the class of vehicle they will be operating.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of convey dangerous goods by road training, contact our skills development advisor for more information.

Advanced driver training

Each learner will receive

Convey dangerous goods by road training

HAZMAT handling

Course content

Introduction to conveying dangerous goods

We discuss terminology, definitions and legislation.

Dangerous goods classes, exempted quantities and compatibility

Here we outline classifications, exempted quantities, exemptions, multi-loads, and provisions applicable to conveying and segregation, of dangerous goods.

Placards and documentation

We take the learners through placard systems, documentation and required permits.

Emergency response procedures and personal protective equipment

We focus on personal protective equipment and clothing, emergency response procedures, safety measures at an incident scene and examples of dangerous goods incident reports (SABS 0232-3).

Driver’s duties, documentation and behaviour

We look at the responsibilities of the driver, professional attitude in the workplace, pre-trip inspections, roadworthiness and inspection requirements for the vehicle and behaviour en route.

Loading and off-loading dangerous goods

We cover loading operations, off-loading operations and other aspects that need to be considered.

Vehicle stability

We detail centre of gravity, forces and load distribution for maximum stability of dangerous cargo while being conveyed, as well as achieving greatest ease of driving with abnormal or dangerous loads.

Fire fighting

We discuss classification of fires and extinguishing methods, emergency safety procedures to follow in case of fire and ignition prevention.

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to determine the learner’s initial understanding of the subject matter (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent. If not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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TETA accredited

Training programme accreditation

HRETD is a provider of Convey Dangerous Goods by Road training, approved by former Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters, and gazetted in the Government Gazette in 2016 as approved to provide dangerous goods transportation training within the borders of South Africa.

Our training programme is registered and accredited by the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 123259.

In addition to being accredited within South Africa, HRETD is also approved to provide Transportation of Dangerous Goods training in Namibia. HRETD was approved by the Honourable Minister Mr Alpheum Naruseb of the Ministry of Works and Transport in Windhoek, in 2016.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found Competent to convey dangerous goods by road, the candidate will receive a certificate of competence that is valid for one year. Records are moderated quarterly by the TETA and declared to the Department of Transport, which undertakes a quarterly inspection of learner records.

Learners are required to undertake recertification training once a year, to keep their certificates valid and up to date. Valid certificates are required to be kept in the driver’s compartment of the vehicle being used to convey the dangerous goods.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Convey Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered.
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