International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Compliance Course - Amendment 39-18 (Jan 2020 RUN)
Course Date: 8 - 10 Jan 2020
(Wednesday to Friday from 9 am - 5 pm)
51 Cuppage Road
(Former Starhub building, located behind Centrepoint)
Upcoming IMDG training dates
1) 22nd - 24th April 2020
2) 22nd - 24th July 2020
3) 28th - 30th Oct 2020
Dangerous goods training for shore-based personnel has become mandatory since 1 January 2010. The latest amendment of the IMDG Code (i.e. amdt 39-18) requires shore-based personnel involved in the handling, packing, transporting, storing, etc. of dangerous goods to receive training so as to familiarise with the general provisions of the IMDG Code.
Section 1.3.1 of the IMDG Code requires that shore-based personnel engaged in the transport of dangerous goods intended to be transported by sea must be provided with:
“Training in the contents of dangerous goods provisions commensurate with their responsibilities.”
As the purpose of the training will be to provide practical guidance and instruction on how individuals can fulfill the obligations imposed by the roles they fill in the work place,
the training process incorporate the knowledge to ensure staff are competent in their allocated roles.
Personnel should attend the IMDG Code training to ensure compliance to this mandatory training requirement.
IMDG Code identifies those shore based personnel, who are engaged in the transport of dangerous goods "intended to be transported by sea" that must received the training required by the IMDG Code.
These are those that:
classify dangerous goods and identify Proper Shipping Names of dangerous goods;
pack dangerous goods;
mark, label or placard dangerous goods;
load/unload Cargo Transport Units;
prepare transport documents for dangerous goods;
offer dangerous goods for transport;
accept dangerous goods for transport;
handle dangerous goods in transport;
prepare dangerous goods loading/stowage plans;
load/unload dangerous goods into/from ships;
carry dangerous goods in transport;
enforce or survey or inspect for compliance with applicable rules and regulations (e.g. auditors, compliance officer); or
are otherwise involved in the transport of dangerous goods as determined by the competent authority
SGD $600 per participant (No GST).
*MCF Training Grant (up to 50% of Training Fee) is available for eligible participants. Please refer to www.mpa.gov.sg/mcf for information"
A Certificate in Applying IMDG Code will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. Participants must fulfil 75% attendance and pass the required examination. Participant who fails the examination will be granted a re-examination. In the event, if the participant did not pass the re-examination, he/she would have to re-enrol for the course if he/she wishes to obtain the certificate.
ChemPro Consulting is a MPA accredited training provider for the IMDG course.. (View Approval)
Hu Wing Ko
Mr Hu Wing Ko possesses a degree of Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Chemistry in 1972. He joined PSA (then a statutory board) in 1975 as Senior Port Chemist and appointed as Petroleum Inspector under Petroleum Act and the Singapore Port Regulations for carrying out gas free inspection on board chemical and oil tanker. Subsequently, he was posted to the Inspectorate of Dangerous Goods (DG) for approving DG declaration for vessel alongside terminals and enforcing DG safety in terminals. He was also a fumigator licensed by NEA for carrying out fumigation in Singapore.
Since PSA Corporation Limited privatized in 1997, he was working in PSA Chemcare and responsible for implementing and enforcing the high quality safety standards of Dangerous Goods (DG) handling and storage in PSA’s premises, including terminals and warehouses as well as providing value added services related to Dangerous Goods to port users.
While he was working in PSA Corporation Limited, besides regularly conducts seminars and trainings on DG handling and management to international shipping lines, major chemical companies and PSA’s in-house courses, he was invited by SPRING (Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board) Singapore to serve as an expert on the Working Group on SS 286 Specification for Caution Labelling of Hazardous Substances. He was also invited by Singapore Environment Institute (SEI) to conduct lecture in Management of Hazardous substances Course from 2001-2010.
Mr Hu left PSA Corporation Limited in 2014 as Senior Manager (DG Planning). He is now the Advisor (since 2002) to the Logistics and Distribution Committee, SCIC (Singapore Chemical Industry Council)
With more than 39 years of working experience, Mr Hu has extensive knowledge in both international standards and local regulatory requirements on shipping and handling of DG. His areas of specialization include DG management and risk assessment for port facilities and warehouses, fire explosion and DG incident investigations/analyses, and Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) studies on handling of DGs.
Herman Ng has over 15 years of experience managing bulk and packaged Dangerous Goods (DG) across the chemical supply chain. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Merit) in Chemistry and Masters of Science (Safety, Health and Environmental Technology). Herman has worked as a port chemist in PSA Corporation Limited managing all aspects of Dangerous Goods (DG) management, including Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) for ports, DG yards, chemical warehouses and chemical emergency response. He had also conducted in-house regular IMDG training for the port.
He has also performed the function of the Compliance and EHS Manager in American multinational company, thus understanding the operational aspect and legal requirements of importing, exporting, storing and transporting DG via sea and air (Europe / USA to Singapore and redistributed to the regions). He has also undertaken the integration of HSSE management systems and audits of their chemical supply chain in China and Taiwan.
Herman has also served as a HSSE Manager in a 3rd party logistics provider and have been a key member for developing, constructing and operating a 4.2 hectare chemical warehouse, including a 224 TEUs DG yard and 10 DG compartments to house highly toxic and corrosive materials in Jurong Island Singapore. He has overseen the Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA), Pollution Control Study (PCS) and various authority submissions to ensure that the facility is ready to receive the hazardous cargoes for operations. He had managed the HSSE aspects for a fleet of more than 100 Hazardous Materials Vehicle in Singapore and Malaysia; these include road transport risk assessment, driver training and transport audits.
To gain the maritime and terminal perspective of shipping dangerous goods, Herman had worked as a maritime safety consultant for a ship classification society and a superintendent in a marine terminal handling bulk liquid cargoes.
Introduction to International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG)
Classification of Dangerous Goods, including Packing Group (PG)
Consignment, Labelling & Placarding Provisions
Stowage and Segregation Provisions (Including LCL co-loading of DG within the same container)
Limited Quantities and Excepted Quantity Provisions
Reading the Key Information in Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
Basic Understanding of GHS requirements
Singapore's Regulations pertaining to the handling, storage and transportation of Dangerous Goods and controlled chemicals
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