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How to book
Download the SafeTrades Course Calendar to view the available dates
Complete the SafeTrades Booking Form for the training required. The form has fields enabling you to book up to five people. If you want to book for more than five people, please enter the additional details in the Comments field.
Those individuals who have not previously enrolled on a SafeTrades Short Course during the last year are also required to complete the NorthTec Online Enrolment Form. Each student only needs to do this ONCE per year.
About this course
To provide students with the knowledge and skills required to lawfully, safely and efficiently transport Dangerous Goods by Road.
What you will learn
NZTA approved training course providing essential training to gain driver licence endorsement ‘D’
This course is NZQA based and the following unit standard is attained:
16718 - Demonstrate knowledge of law and practice for the transport of Dangerous Goods by Road
The purpose of this unit standard is to specify the knowledge and skills required to safely transport Dangerous Goods by road. These knowledge and skills are also relevant to people working in the road transport industry such as loaders handling Dangerous Goods.
Trainees who complete this course will have knowledge to:
Understand and apply driver and loader responsibilities when transporting Dangerous Goods
Understand and explain the documentation requirements for the transportation of Dangerous Goods
Understand and apply the requirements for packages containing Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities (DGLQ), consumer commodities, small packages, and excepted packages
Understand and apply segregation requirements and segregate Dangerous Goods
Understand and apply placarding requirements and placard vehicles and freight containers containing Dangerous Goods
Identify driver actions and considerations in the event of an incident or emergency.
Minimum requirement of a NZ Class 1 restricted license.
Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions
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