Dangerous Goods Loader Awareness

This course is designed for anyone involved in the loading/unloading of Dangerous Goods Transported by Road but do not drive the vehicle transporting the Dangerous Goods and is compliant with Chain of Responsibility.

All relevant personnel involved in the logistics of any industry is required to have at minimum, basic knowledge on loading and unloading processes. This course outlines clear safety approaches and instructions to follow to successfully load and unload Dangerous Goods shipments. Detailed Safety Measures, Loading and Unloading Processes and Identifying Dangerous Goods are all key elements of this 1 Day informative course.

Some Topics Covered Include: History of Dangerous Goods, Packaging/Labelling, Segregation, Placarding, Stowage and Restraint.

Logistic industries are encouraged to complete our Dangerous Goods Loader Awareness course in order to reduce Transport Risk Management.

Went in not doing any of the courses before and felt that I learnt what I needed to know and more. The trainer was great, answered everyone's questions with valid information. The course was delivered at a good pace.

— W.Wray, Newmont Gold

Trainer was well prepared and the venue was excellent for the subject with the resources and training aids readily accessible. I would recommend this trainer to any organisation for his professionalism. This coupled with his depth of knowledge and friendly mannerism demonstrates a true professional.

— P.Caffery

The trainer was a very knowledgeable and amiable man. The course was exactly as required, delivered concisely and professionally.

— D.Morris-Jones

Very informative course with lots of great info. The trainer did extremely well conducting the course, he had a great understanding of the course content and was able to explain in real world situations and was a great help.

— A.May

Delivered on site and delivered well. Good pace and good refresher sessions each day to go over previous content. The trainer was on time and well prepared.

— J.Murphy

This was my second DG course. The first was years ago at another training school. I found it all very confusing. This time after training at Nationwide, I have come away from the course feeling competent at correctly completing my job
when carting DG.

— M.Campbell

Not having much DG experience this course was ideal, gave me the confidence to make the right decisions. The traier was well organised, ready to hit the ground running on both days.

— B.Molloy

Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to attend the course. I had done DG training through work numerous times and didn't really take much in. Thanks to the patience of the trainer, I was able to walk away from the course and still retain some of the knowledge I had acquired, I would happily recommend this training to anyone.

— K.Opai, BHP WAIO

Comfortable atmosphere, the trainer was able to adapt to all the needs of all the students in the class ensuring everyone has a good understanding. Was a well put together course with all aspects at high standards.

— Peter, Linfox

I have attended a number of DG courses over time however the trainer and Nationwide Training made the training interesting, informative and enjoyable.

— R.Van Schelven, Fuel Trans

The course exceeded my expectations and gave me a greater understanding of the dangerous goods transport industry. The trainer had a great understanding of the industry and encouraged participation from everyone, which kept it fresh and interesting.

— M.Sanson

Course Duration and Fees

7:30am to 3:30pm (approx.) at Nationwide Training Osborne Park

1 day $365 GST free

Onsite training is available anywhere in Western Australia contact our office for a quote.

Course Requirements


  • Must wear fully enclosed shoes
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English

Course Content

  • History of dangerous goods
  • Identification and classification of dangerous goods
  • Packing/Labelling
  • Stowage and Restraint
  • Segregation and Placarding of vehicles
  • Documentation
  • Fire Extinguishers and Fire Fighting DVD
  • Hazchem Code

Course Structure and Delivery

  • Theory Presentation
  • Practical Activity
  • Written Assessment

This classroom-based training is delivered face to face.

On Successful Completion

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Notice of Assessment issued by Nationwide Training:

Dangerous Goods Loader Awareness

Recommended Course Resources

Hazchem Action Card
Load Restraint Guide
Australian Dangerous Goods Code
Dangerous Goods Segregation Wheel
Chemical Segregation for Storage Poster
HB76:2010 Dangerous Goods – Initial Emergency Response Guide

Please refer to our NT Book Shop page for more resource information.