TDG and the UN
Dangerous goods (also called hazardous materials “HAZMAT”) are handled and transported all over the globe, making it a concern of the United Nations. Usually found as waste or byproduct, there are instances when dangeorus goods are used during the manufacturing process of a good. Either way, these goods need to be transported to and from a factor. To decrease the risk of the transporter becoming injured (and to lessen the risk of a hazard occurring), people who transport HAZMAT are required by law to receive Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG) training.
In Canada, TDG training is offered by most first aid training providers in different provinces. Windsor First Aid is one of these providers, offering TDG training and certification monthly. Occupational health and safety legislations in the country, as well as provincial regulations on dangerous goods, regulate TDG training programs and business that deal with the transport of dangerous goods.
TDG Training with Windsor First Aid
Transport of Dangerous Goods courses are some of the most popular ones available at Windsor First Aid. It can be taken either in a classroom set up or online (distance education). Students who are able to attend lessons from 8 AM to 5 PM are encouraged to apply for the TDG classroom course while students who work or have other responsibilities during the day are encouraged to take online training instead. The TDG classroom course has nine units to complete (modules in the online course).
There are short tests given at the end of each unit, plus a final exam at the end of training. In the online TDG program, students can only proceed to the next module if they pass the test at the end of the previous module.
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods classroom – 49.99 dollars
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods online – 29.99 dollars
TDG Credentials Validity
A Transportation of Dangerous Goods credential has no expiry. Students don’t need to attend refresher classes to keep the validity of their credentials. However, we highly encourage certified trainees to update themselves on the TDG curriculum every few years; they can’t choose not to take the exams since they will just be refreshing their knowledge and skills in TDG.
Windsor First Aid Enrollment
Signing up for the TDG courses is available below, using the online application form. This option is quite popular among students who do not have time to visit us during our business hours (from 8 AM to 5 PM) because the form can be filled up and submitted at any time. A downside to this option is that we are only able to confirm your slot during the next business day, and depending on the number of prospective students applying to our programs, this can either be a good or a bad thing.
Other options are to enroll in person during business hours. This way, we can immediately confirm your slot and class schedule; no need to wait for a confirmatory call or e-mail.
If you have any questions or queries, you can reach us via e-mail or telephone call.