Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Substances
By law one is required to have a PrDP when transporting Dangerous Goods and Substances over certain quantity be it liquid, solid or gas. The vehicle also needs to be branded with all the correct tremcards/stickers, fitted with a fire extinguisher and a designated space.
The Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Substances Course covers all the legal aspects a driver needs to know when transporting these goods and what is needed to be displayed around the vehicle. The course also covers which chemicals/solids/gasses are compatible to be transported together.
More infomration can be read here about the guidelines and regulation regarding PrDP "D" Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Substances / Hazchem Transportation.
The Transportation of Dangerous Goods and substances / Hazchem course is presented every Thursday and Friday. It is 2 days for the full course and 1 day for recertification.
By law drivers over the age of 25 qualify with a PrDP "D" are allowed to transport dangerous goods more than the exempt quantity.
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You need to be over the age of 25 years, with a valid drivers licence and a valid PrDP.
A PrDP is then handed in with our certificate at the traffic department and a new card is issued with the PrDP "D" which indicates the legal requirement to transport Dangerous Goods and Substances above a certain quantity.
A green Bar-coded ID is required to register you on the database.
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All prices quoted are only valid for 30 days.
In the Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Substances course, all the legal theory is covered over 2 days. The Course is every Thursday and Friday at the He and She Premises.
The first day is theory and the second day is a recap of all the important terminology and questions before the test is written on day 2.
The background about Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Substances
In August 2001 the National Road Traffic Act included the regulation of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, and this Act now replace the Hazardous Substances Act (Hazchem)
The Transportation of Dangerous Goods includes more than 3500 substances that range from flammable liquids to electric wheelchairs. Chapter VIII of the National Road act 93 of 1996 incorporates various SANS codes, with new requirements that will be discussed in the course. As from 1 January 2008 all drivers that apply for PrDP "D" has to hold a valid Dangerous Goods certificate issued by a DOT (Department of Transport) approved training provider. This means that according to the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996 a driver must be retained every 2 years. According to SANS 10231, the driver shall receive training every (1) year. Please note that the SANS are incorporated in the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996 and are therefore law.
The purpose of learning is to ensure safe loading, conveying and off-loading of Dangerous Goods according to legal and organizational requirements. Credited learners can convey Dangerous Goods in accordance with legal, safety, manufacturer and other relevant requirements and handle incidents safely when they occur.
When a driver leaves our course, he must understand that although he has gained the basic knowledge in Transporting Dangerous Goods, it is important to practice what he has learned in the course at the workplace and with practice, he will become proficient.
Never become careless. Never think that you know it all. Treat Dangerous Goods with the respect it deserves.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Substances Rectification
The Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Substances certificate is valid for 1 year only. Delegates are required to renew their certificate within 1 month of expiry or they will be required to complete the full course again.
Re-certification takes 1 day and is normally done every Friday at the He and She Premises. Special bookings are made to accommodate our clients.
Careful timing with regards to renewing your PrDP and Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Substances certificate at the same time can lead to minimize expenses on the issuing of a new drivers licence every time.