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  Qualified Persons – Handling, Storage, Loading and Off-Loading General Freight and Dangerous Goods

This course is accredited with the Transport Education Training Authority and covers Unit Standard “8020” NQF level 4, 4 Credits

All training programs are Outcome Based and are assessed according to various Unit Standards and Outcomes.

Assessment criteria consists of a Formative Assessment, In-Class Assessments, Summative Assessment and Practical Assessments.

Course Duration
Duration: 1-day course

Day 1: Theory and Practical
In-Class Activities
Final Examination
Practical Evaluation

Once all theory has been completed, Learners are taken outside with one facilitator to complete the Practical Evaluation.

Course Overview
The use of Dangerous Goods I.e. Chemicals has increased significantly over the years which in turn has increased the risks to Humans and the Natural Environment.

Another aspect of the increase in Dangerous Goods in our society is that the requirements for Handling and Storage of Dangerous Goods had to be looked at and specific controls put in place to protect people in the workplace as well as the environment.

To ensure Safe Handling / Loading and Off-Loading of Loads, Identifying suitable approaches to Securing of the Loads before, during and after travel to the desired destination, Storage of Dangerous Goods and General Loads, Identification of Hazardous Chemicals using the identification of Dangerous Goods and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, specific legislation and Codes of Practice have been put in place to control these activities. Regulation 277(2) of the National Road Traffic Act stipulates that companies or entities who are involved in the Handling, Storage and Transportation of Dangerous Goods must have Qualified Persons who will be responsible for these activities.

Learning Outcomes – Theoretical Content
  • Legislation and Standards (SABS and SANS codes)
  • Identification and labeling Requirements of Hazardous Substances
  • Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals
  • Identification of various GHS Labels
  • Identification of GHS Pictograms
  • Compatibility, Segregation and Classes of Dangerous Goods
  • Handling, Storage and Disposal of Dangerous Goods
  • Static Electricity
    • What is Static Electricity video demonstration
  • Load/Cargo Securing Methods
  • Securing of Cargo on the vehicle prior to the trip
  • Securing of Cargo on the vehicle during the trip
  • Securing the Cargo on the vehicle after the trip
  • Loading and Off-Loading Requirements and Procedures
    • Product Vapour video demonstration
  • Load Stability
  • Supervise the loading of vehicles
  • Identifying the type and content of the load to be transported
  • Pre-Loading checks Break and Breakbulk Cargo
  • Loading and Off-Loading Bulk Cargo
  • Loading and Off-Loading Break Bulk Cargo
  • Post Loading Checks – Bulk and Breakbulk Cargo
  • Fire Fighting Introduction
  • Health and Safety including PPE & PPC
  • Spillages
    • Fuel Tanker Spill Demonstration
  • Overview on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Vehicle Requirements
  • Driver Requirements
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Physical Facilities
  • Storage Handling
Learning Outcomes – Practical Evaluation
  • Prepare for Loading
  • Conduct Loading and Securing Freight
  • Conduct Off-Loading Process
Competency Scores
  • All learners are to achieve 80% and above for Theoretical Assessments
  • All learners are to achieve 100% for Practical Assessments
Training Aids
  • Slide Show Presentation
All our Learners are provided with:
A Learner Guide
Certificate on completion of the course


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