Dangerous, Hazardous & Harmful Cargoes (HAZMAT)


This course is intended for Seafaring personnel responsible for the handling of packaged dangerous hazardous and harmful cargoes (hereafter referred to as “dangerous goods”) aboard ships; and

The course includes, but is not limited to: classification, packaging, consignment procedures, loading and segregation.

Most of the course material is common to both target groups, although the time needed for individual topics will vary. For example, seafaring staff needs more detailed consideration of stowage than those on shore, whilst the reverse is true of packaging manufacturing and testing. The two course timetables, although intended for general guidance only, reflect these carrying needs. However, it may be possible for experienced instructors, by amending the timetables and presentations, to accommodate seafaring and shore – based staff on the same course.

The course has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of section A-II/2 of the Seafarer’s Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) Code, as amended and follows the guidance contained in section B-V/C of the Code.

The training provided by this course should be supplemented by practical experience at sea or in shore – based operations, as appropriate.


The purpose of this course is to ensure awareness and promote safety among employees who may be involved in the transport of hazardous materials. The objective is to ensure that employees operate in the safest possible manner in situations where contact with potentially hazardous materials is likely.

At the conclusion of this course, trainees will be able to:

  • Identify the proper shipping methods for hazardous materials
  • Recognize information needed on shipping papers for specific types of hazardous wastes
  • Utilize proper labeling, marking, and placarding required for hazardous waste transportation
  • Develop information gathering techniques needed for required incident reporting and emergency notification
  • Show understanding of the documentation for shipping papers and manifests

Entry Standards

Personnel who have or are intended to have responsibilities and working for dangerous goods.


4 Days