Introductory level – Dangerous Goods Storage, Handling & Transport Workshop – October 24, 2012

« Back to Events

This event has passed and registrations are now closed.

WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL  –  This workshop will be repeated on 30 October 2012.  To REGISTER please select ‘Events & Training’, then ‘Upcoming Events’ (above) and select ‘Introductory…Workshop 30 October 2012’ to Register. 



Presented by the
Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)

New Victorian Dangerous Goods regulations are set to come into effect on 1 December 2012.

A number of significant changes have taken place in the past 10 months that relate to the safe STORAGE, HANDLING AND TRANSPORT of dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals across Australia.  Organisations have an obligation to ensure they are up to date and compliant with these changes, and that staff receive appropriate training.

On 1 January 2012, the new model Work Health and Safety laws (WHS Act and Regulations) commenced in New South Wales, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory, the Commonwealth and Northern Territory. Jurisdicational progress on implementing the model work health and safety laws has been delayed in other states.

For those jurisdictions which have already implemented the new WHS laws, the changes will impact on the way you STORE, HANDLE AND TRANSPORT dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals within those States and Territories.

With reference to Victoria, Worksafe Victoria had recently published its draft workplace safety laws that relate to the safe handling of dangerous goods.  The proposed draft Dangerous Goods (Storage & Handling) Regulations 2012 are currently out for public comment.  Its planned implementation date is 1 December 2012.  The draft Victorian regulations will be covered in this workshop.

The AEBN recommends that staff receive refresher training every 2 to 3 years.

Please note:  The Victorian Workshop will cover the Federal and Victorian laws and requirements. The NSW Workshop will cover the Federal and NSW laws and requirements.


Who should attend

The Introductory Level to Dangerous Goods Storage and Handling Workshop is most relevant to –

  • personnel with a basic or general understanding of Dangerous Goods Storage, Handling and Transportation requirements, and
  • personnel that require a refresher of the new requirements.

Please note:  It is highly recommended that delegates wishing to attend the Intermediate Level to Dangerous Goods Storage, Handling and Transportation workshop are to have a sound understanding of the detail covered in the Introductory Level workshop, which includes the 9 Classes of Dangerous Goods from ADG7.



  • An overview of the Dangerous Goods Storage & Handling Regulations
  • Changes to Australian Dangerous Goods Code 7th (ADG7) Edition
  • Comparison of the Dangerous Goods labelling with Globally Harmonised System (GHS) labelling
  • Chain of responsibility and safety obligations for manufacturers, occupiers, loaders, transferors, etc.
  • Understanding the terminology – (Proper Shipping Name, Class, Subsidiary Risk, Packing Group, UN Number, HAZCHEM Code and much more)
  • Detailed review of the 9 Classes of Dangerous Goods from ADG7
  • Changes to the Classifications
  • Incompatibilities and their hazards
  • Details of the changes to Safety Data Sheets (SDS), their content and application
  • Sources of information.



John Manning
National Dangerous Goods Specialist
Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)®

John is AEBN’s dangerous goods expert.  He has a wealth of experience and knowledge that spans well over 30 years in dangerous goods, hazardous substances, risk assessments and management, Emergency Response, Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), training, auditing and consultancy, in particular within the Australian and Asia Pacific Region’s chemical, plastics, mining, textiles, food and agricultural sectors.


The workshop will provide the opportunity to network with delegates and presenters during AEBN’s Networking Morning Tea.  A comprehensive set of course notes will be provided to all delegates.


Introductory level – Dangerous Goods Storage, Handling & Transport Workshop – October 24, 2012
October 24, 2012 8:45 AM
October 24, 2012 12:30 PM
Presented by:
03 9397 2511
May 1, 2012
Victorian College of Law
Google Map
Level 6, 459 Lt Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia
$385 till 14 Oct 2012; $410 from 15 Aug 2012
Public carpark opposite venue
Public Transport:
Train: Southern Cross Station
This event has passed and registrations are now closed.
iCal Import + Google Calendar
Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Linkedin