Among Logistics UK’s portfolio of training programmes is a range of options for those involved in the transportation of dangerous goods.
“The logistics industry is charged with delivering the nation’s goods in a safe and efficient manner,” said Percy Thrower, manager of dangerous goods information at Logistics UK.
“While the nature of these goods varies from food to medical supplies, to the latest phones or games consoles, also transported is a cross section of dangerous goods.
“Dangerous goods are categorised in nine groups; flammable liquids, gases, corrosive substances, flammable solids, oxidisers and organic peroxides, toxic and infectious substances, radioactive materials, explosive and miscellaneous substances.
“Statistics from the Department for Transport note that in 2020, 53 million tonnes of dangerous goods were lifted by GB-registered HGVs, accounting for four per cent of all goods lifted domestically.
“Safety must always remain a top priority across industry, and anyone involved in the transportation of these goods – including the loading, unloading, filling and packing – must undergo some form of training.”
Percy continued: “There are multiple types of training offered, depending on your role in the transportation of these goods. Logistics UK holds a unique position in industry as one of only a few organisations who can train and advise across all modes, which is particularly beneficial when planning for modal shifts or contingency planning.
“The business group offers both online and face to face courses, which range from refresher courses, to item specific courses – such as the carriage of lithium batteries – and modal related courses such as shipping dangerous goods by road, as well as Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) training.”