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Tips, tricks and ask the trainer

Welcome to our handy tips section! Over time we will add to this list of hints and demonstrations to help you with your Dangerous Goods needs.

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Tip 1 – Demonstration course

What do our courses look like? Click here for an example of the Dangerous Goods Awareness course.

Tip 2 – How to complete a NOTOC

Click the image below to watch a short clip which demonstrates how to complete all the fields of the form.

Tip 3 – Segregation Matrix

Dangerous Goods must be stored according to the SDS, regulations and site controls.

Often, certain types of Dangerous Goods are incompatible and must be stored apart to avoid a reaction.

The Segregation Matrix shows the correct storage distance between each type of Dangerous Goods.

See the example below which shows how you must store Nitric Acid (Class 8) in the vertical side of the matrix and Petrol (Class 3) in the horizontal side.

As you can see the segregation distance is a minimum of 3 metres.

Note – Food or food related products must be stored a minimum of 5m away from Dangerous Goods.

Tip 4 – Q Value

Click the image below to determine the Q Value for shipment of Dangerous Goods packaging.

Tip 5 – Shippers Declaration

Click here for a complete run-down on how to complete this form.

What is the correct order of the Hierarchy of Controls?

  1. Elimination - Physically remove the hazard
  2. Substitution - Replace the hazard
  3. Engineering Controls - Isolate the people from the hazard
  4. Administrative Controls - Change the way people work
  5. PPE - Protect the worker with Personal Protective Equipment

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