This is a classroom-based half-day Danatec-affiliated course in TDG training. It is available from SCS when requested to suit your schedule, with a minimum of 5 student enrollments required.

This industrial safety training course uses Danatec’s TDG program, and provides you with a firm grounding in the legal responsibilities of employer, employee, shipper/receiver, and anyone handling the transport of hazardous substances.

Note that if you prefer learning online, this course is available in our e-learning list as well.

Course Content

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) in Canada is tightly controlled by federal legislation, and requires careful adherence and compliance to the federal laws that govern it.

TDG isn’t just a system, it’s the law. Violation of the TDG Act can carry fines and jail time. Individuals transporting hazardous materials forfeit many civil rights. Make sure you maintain your TDG certification every three years with our TDG course.

Course topics include the following:

  • The 9 classes of dangerous goods and their sub-classes
  • How to identify the classes of dangerous goods and what their primary hazards are
  • How to correctly placard dangerous goods shipments
  • Federal legislation that governs the transportation of dangerous goods and the obligations of the shipper,
  • receiver, and driver under the law
  • Provincial and municipal regulation that may affect dangerous goods shipping
  • How to read and prepare a legal dangerous goods shipping label or waybill
  • When TDG does (and does not) apply to a shipment

This course also offers ample opportunity for you to speak with an instructor in detail concerning specific dangerous goods and hazardous materials. This course includes a self-study guide, a pocket handbook to keep, and the certification of completion.

Note 1: By mandate of the TDG Act, the employer is considered the certifying body for the purposes of certification. The training certificate is not valid until signed off on by a designated employee representative of the employer. If a worker is self-employed, they may sign their own TDG certificate. The TDG Act mandates retraining every 3 years. TDG certification does not transfer between employers; your new employer must either re-train the worker in Transportation of Dangerous Goods or agree to sign off on the pre-existing certification.

Note 2: As above, this certification is not valid until signed off on by the employer, as per the TDG Act in Canada.

Prerequisites and PPE

You don’t need to complete any other courses or have any prior experience to enroll in this course. You also don’t need to bring along any personal protective equipment (PPE).

Note: All courses require you to have government-issued photo ID.