Part 6 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations provides a very clear answer on the question of training. Anyone who handles, offers for transport, transports or imports dangerous goods into Canada must be trained, or at the very least, must be working under the direct supervision of a trained person. To further emphasize this requirement, the onus is put on employers to determine if their employees are adequately trained. If they are not, then employers must not direct or allow employees to handle, offer for transport, transport or import dangerous goods into Canada.
For years we have been teaching our clients about the penalties for non-compliance. Albeit the penalties are a deterrent it is much more important that we view safety as a responsibility to our families, our employees, our environment and ourselves. Often we report tragic stories to exemplify and stress the importance of complying with these regulations. With a growing concern for sustainable development and an understandable need to maintain ecological balance the magnitude of these events is undeniable and thus, it is necessary to raise a heightened awareness to ensure that similar tragedies do not occur under your watch. It continues to be our objective to keep you informed and safe. We are here to ensure you and your organizations are able to get all the help you need all you have to do is ask.
GEMC offers training programs that are personalized to suit the needs of your organization. We will come to your facility and are very flexible with hours, as we understand shift work. GEMC has done numerous dangerous goods audits and have participated in the development of safe work procedures for our clients.
Courses are provided on site and GEMC will provide at cost all of the necessary training equipment and materials in ready to use format or customized to your specific needs.
All courses include an instructor led presentation, practical exercises, class discussion, written knowledge test and practical exam.