IATA 3: Packaging

  • 7 topics | 43m 1s
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  • Transcripts
Dangerous goods need to be properly packaged before they can be transported. This course will introduce the packaging requirements of the International Air Transport Association's Dangerous Goods Regulations and may be used to meet the requirements for general awareness and familiarization training. Your employer will provide additional function-specific training. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. In this course, you will recognize the general packing requirements and the conditions normal to air transport, identify the proper packaging for the material to be shipped, and recognize UN specification packaging. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • recognize the key aim of the general packing requirements of section 5.0.2
  • identify general packing requirements
  • find information in the list of dangerous goods to package dangerous goods for transport
  • use information from the list of dangerous goods to package goods for transport
  • recognize the importance of using specification packaging
  • identify the elements of the UN specification package marking
  • identify IATA dangerous goods packaging requirements and interpret UN specification markings


  • General Packing Requirements
  • Knowledge Check: Packing Requirements
  • The List of Dangerous Goods
  • Knowledge Check: List of Dangerous Goods
  • IATA Packaging
  • UN Specification Packaging
  • Knowledge Check: Packaging