Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

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With every job comes a certain degree of occupational risk. However, if you work with hazardous materials, this risk is extremely high – especially when are in charge of transportation. Hazardous materials are also known as “dangerous goods” and “controlled substances”. The words hazardous and dangerous mean that these materials or goods are regulated by the government – that includes everything from handling to transport. All businesses that produce HAZMAT as a waste or use HAZMAT in their production process need to have specific staff members trained and certified in TDG.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act of 1992

TDG training is governed by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act of 1992. It is an act that promotes “public safety in the transportation of dangerous goods”. By regulating the transport of dangerous goods, it helps decrease the risk of an accident occurring and causing injuries and damage to property. The act also requires businesses that handle dangerous goods to train staff members in charge of transport in a formal TDG certification course.

The act states that the person who named on the shipping record of the dangerous goods and/or its means of containment is the importer and is responsible for complying with the requirements of the TDG Act of 1992, and to some extent, the WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System).

TDG Program at Lethbridge First Aid

Lethbridge First Aid has online and classroom courses available for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods program. Both courses have nine units/modules to complete, plus a final certification exam after to get certified. At the end of each unit, there is a short quiz to complete. In the online course, students need to pass this quiz before they can proceed to the next module.

Classroom TDG Training is four hours long and costs 49.99 dollars.

Online TDG Training is three hours long and costs 29.99 dollars.

Both course rates include the training manuals, certification fees, and the actual credential. If you compare our rates with other providers’, we offer the most affordable ones without compromising the quality of education our trainees receive.

Note: Certificates for TDG training do not expire nor do you need to take refresher training to keep them valid.

Sign up today!

We only offer Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) programs once a month so our slots tend to get filled up fast. We have made a variety of enrollment methods available to prospective students in order to increase the accessibility of Lethbridge First Aid. If you live far from our facility or would have to commute and spend money to get to us, you can sign up online. Online application can be completed below at any time of the day; we will confirm your slot during the next business day.

Another choice, which is just as popular as online application, is enrolling in person. When you visit us during work hours, we will be able to immediately confirm your slot and finish up any details regarding payment.