Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies

IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) - Initial Category 6 – Virtual Instructor Led - DUBAI

Price : To be advised - kindly contact Ms. Juliet Alphonso on / 97124942381
(Accredited by IATA & the General Civil Aviation Authority - GCAA)
Safety is your responsibility! 
Virtual Instructor Led Course 
(Total 10 days - 9 days virtual (5 hours daily) & 1 day classroom exam in Dubai)
Have the appropriate safety precautions been taken in your company? Are you aware of the legal requirements, operational restrictions, packaging instructions, marking, labeling, and documentation regulations pertaining to the transport of dangerous goods? This course provides the skills to accept, handle, and process shipments containing dangerous goods as per the current edition of the mandatory IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual.

Course Benefits

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:
  • Apply IATA’s DGR manual and complete dangerous goods transport documents correctly
  • Apply regulations to identify, pack, mark, label and document dangerous goods
  • Perform the responsibilities involved in accepting, storing, loading and inspecting dangerous goods
  • Understand the legal responsibilities involved with the transport of dangerous goods

Who Should Attend

  • Airline cargo acceptance and cargo agency staff
  • Cargo operations and ground handling staff
  • Cargo operations and station managers responsible for the safe transport of dangerous goods shipments
  • Shippers, cargo agents, consolidators, freight forwarders and other agencies involved in the transport of dangerous goods
  • Instructional designer and instructor responsible for dangerous goods training

Course Outline

  • General Philosophy
  • Interpret and review the current IATA DGR manual
  • Responsibilities of operator and shipper
  • Training requirement
  • Limitations
    • Hidden Dangerous Goods
    • Dangerous goods carried by Passengers and crew
    • Excepted and limited quantities
    • State and operators’ variations
  • Classification and Identification
    • The nine hazard classes
    • Alphabetic list and precedence of hazards table
    • Special provisions
    • Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) entries
    • Mixtures and solutions
  • Packing & Packaging Specifications
    • Packing Instructions
    • Types of Packaging
    • UN specifications
    • Limited quantities
    • Different Dangerous Goods Packed Together
  • Marking and Labelling
  • Documentation
    • Shipment Checking
    • Air waybill, Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods, and Notification to Captain
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Shipment of radioactive materials by Air

Course Prerequisite (s)

  • It is recommended that students have completed a secondary school education or equivalent.
  • A good understanding of English, and basic mathematics is essential.
  • Organisations are requested to provide information on their procedures to ensure that the training is aligned to their expectations and procedures.
Training Methodology 
  • A mixture of taught sessions, interactive group discussions and practical exercises will be used to achieve the desired aims of the training. 

Instructor Biography

Prasanna Wanigasekera
Prasanna Wanigasekera

Prasanna joined Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies in September 2010 as Dangerous Goods Regulations Instructor. His role includes designing, implementing and delivering training courses based on all DGR categories. He specializes in IATA Dangerous Goods regulations and ICAO Technical Instructions.

With twenty seven years experience in the airline industry, he started his career in Sri Lankan Airlines before moving to ADAS, the handling agent for Abu Dhabi Airports Company.


  • IATA Certified Training Professional (CTP)
  • IATA Cargo Introductory course diploma
  • IATA Professional Skills for DGR Instructors course ‘Distinction’
  • TRAINAIR PLUS Training Developers Course and co-design of the first Standardized Package making him a TRAINAIR PLUS Course Developer
  • ICAO Technical Instruction for Safe transport of Dangerous Goods by air
  • Certified General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) - U.A.E. Dangerous Goods Instructor (all categories)