Module 10 – Transport Labelling and Documentation (10.208)

  • 30 January 2020
  • 09:00 - 16:30
  • Novotel Manchester Centre Hotel, 21 Dickinson Street, Manchester M1 4LX
  • 6


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Transport Labelling and Documentation 

Following on from the dangerous goods classification and identification covered in Module 8, CHCS Module 10 shows how this information is used to communicate the hazards associated with the carriage of dangerous goods to those involved in the transport chain and emergency response.

The module examines the marks and labels required for the transport of general chemical classes of dangerous goods in packages by road and sea, together with associated documentation such as the Dangerous Goods Note and Instructions in Writing. The requirements for consignments in full scope of the regulations are covered in detail, together with an overview of the relaxations to the regulations provided in the provisions for limited quantities, and the low load exemption of ADR The module addresses the requirements of ADR 2019, the GB Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended), as well as the IMDG Code 2018.

Who Should Attend?

This module is aimed at those who have responsibility for assigning transport package marks and labels, and compiling transport documentation for dangerous goods by road and sea, as well as those completing section 14 of the safety data sheet. With the regulations being revised every two years, as well as providing function specific training for those new to the role, Module 10 also provides refresher training, as required by the regulations, for existing practitioners, as well as giving an indication of issues being addressed for inclusion in future revisions to the regulations. 

Attendance of the module will also be of benefit to those who are involved generally in the transport of dangerous goods, and emergency response personnel.

Benefits Of Attending

The marks/labels and transport document are used to communicate essential information to enable decisions to be made regarding safe loading and stowage as well as in the event of an accident or incident. The high proportion of prohibition notices issued for violations of the provisions for transport documentation reflects their importance and the seriousness with which such infringements are viewed by the enforcement authorities. Attendance of this series of modules will ensure that your transport marks/labels and documents, and SDSs comply with the regulations and meet the increasing expectations of your customers.

The Module also provides an overview of relaxations to the transport regulations that can make life easier for consignors, and the marks/labels and documentation required for these. To ensure the most effective training with optimum involvement in participative exercises, there will be a limit of 14 on the number of students. 

IOSH members are entitled to include this module in their continuing professional development records.

What You Will Learn

The module provides function specific training for those involved in the marking, labelling and documentation of dangerous goods for carriage by road and sea, and the preparation of safety data sheets. It includes an understanding of:

    • legislative requirements and responsibilities
    • the use of classification data in the marking and labelling of packages
    • information to be given in safety data sheet Section 14.
    • the transport document (Dangerous Goods Note)
    • information requirements (including wastes and empty packaging)
    • differences between road and sea; the packing certificate for sea
    • Instructions in Writing – road
    • an understanding of relaxations to the regulations, and the requirements for marks/labels and documentation for these:
    • transport of dangerous goods in Limited Quantities
    • the low load relaxation of ADR
    • future changes to the transport regulations.

EU Brexit 

Little change is expected following the exit of the UK from the EU: as the UK is an independent Contracting Party to ADR these regulations will continue to apply to international consignments post-Brexit.  The UK has also independently ratified the relevant IMO conventions covered by the IMDG Code which are not currently addressed by the EU.

Module Tutor 

This module will be presented by Sara Wilson of Seil Synergies Ltd. Sara has over thirty years’ experience in chemical regulations and is a practicing DGSA. She was head of the regulatory department for the UK division of a multinational chemical company before relocating and setting up her own business working as an independent consultant.

Delegate Feedback

Comments from previous delegates on this training module:

“Exercises really helpful, cemented my understanding’”

“Strategically covered a lot of material in a short time – handouts/course materials are great”

“Excellent presenter and supporting staff member – both helpful and approachable which lead to many questions”

“Very informative. Was good to do after Module 8”

“Knowledgeable presenter, good overview of DGSA tasks that may require info from SDS"

"Clear and concise instructions on how to navigate the ADR book. Lots of examples to practice using it."


  • Attendees should have a working knowledge of the classification and identification of dangerous goods, or have attended Module 8: Classification for Transport

  • This module does not cover vehicle marks and placards

  • CHCS SDS Training Modules are NOT approved by, nor designed to fulfil, the training requirements of the CAA for the transport of dangerous goods by air

  • The provisions for Classes 1 and 7 are not covered in detail.

Participants will need to bring a copy of the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) 2019 edition. Experience has shown that delegates may find the hard copy easier to use for the exercises than the pdfs.  

CHCS is delighted to have an arrangement with the US-based Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) whereby SCHC members can attend CHCS events at CHCS member-only rates and vice versa. If you are a member of SCHC and wish to attend this course, please email the CHCS Office at providing your name and organisation. We will verify your membership of SCHC then email you back, providing you with details of how to register. 

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Delegates can be substituted at any time, subject to payment of membership fee if applicable. However, once booked, the full fee is payable. As this is a limited space training event refunds can only be made if CHCS is notified in advance, and is able to successfully re-offer the place to another delegate.

CHCS reserves the right to alter or cancel the programme due to circumstances beyond our control. If CHCS cancels, then refunds will be made.

We only accept credit card payments for registrations made within 5 weeks of the course date.

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