The Scope of SANS 10228: 2012

This standard covers the identification of Dangerous Goods that are capable of posing a significant risk to health and
safety or to property and the environment. Dangerous Goods are classified in nine classes and three packing groups
in accordance with the United Nations’ Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Model Regulations.
The nine classes relate to the type of hazard whereas the three packing groups relate to the degree of danger posed
within the class.


This training material is designed to meet the practical daily operational requirements of:

Drivers, Transport Operators, OHS Practitioners, Consignors, Consignees, Law Enforcement
Officers, Qualified Persons for Loading and Offloading, Sales Representatives, Call-Centre
Operators, IMS First Responders, Vehicle Fitment Technicians, Commercial Vehicle Dealerships,
Labour Recruitment Agencies, Signage Manufacturers and more..


Complying with relevant legal documentation requirements.
 Applying safety and standard operating procedures during loading and off-loading.
 Applying safety procedures in the event of an incident.
 Complying with the requirements of SANS 10231 in terms of behaviour en-route. 


You will be assessed against the Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria of SAQA Unit Standard
123259 – Convey Dangerous Goods By Road, by completing a Model Answer Questionnaire
(Summative Assessment) and/or Portfolio of Evidence (Formative Assessment) at the end of training.
These will provide evidence of your competencies and your ability to apply your knowledge applicable to
loading, conveying and off-loading of vehicles transporting Dangerous Goods. When you are judged as
competent against the unit standard you will also be awarded 4 credits towards various other related
participants in the group.

The purpose of learning is to ensure safe loading, conveying and off-loading of Dangerous Goods according
to legal and organisational requirements. Credited learners can convey Dangerous Goods in accordance with
legal, safety, manufacturer and other relevant requirements and handle incidents safely when they occur.

Materials Provided:
A workbook and supplementary handouts are provided as reference material for the written test. 
A theoretical Examination and Practical Test will follow each Module. To ensure understanding you must maintain a 75% Pass mark for each module. 
Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.
This training assessment requires 40 notional hours to complete, comprising 8 Hours of theoretical
training, practical evaluation and assessment in a “classroom” and the additional 32 notional hours of
on-the-job skills application.
A further competency assessment by virtue of a 32-notional-hour Portfolio of Evidence
may be required in some cases.
What is a course with limited availability?
In addition to our published and online courses, there are several other courses that we can run with flexible options. Select the course of your choice and register your interest to attend when dates become available.


In terms of the law, all Operators who apply for Re-certifications need to be in possession of a Novice course certificate. Please be aware that certificates need to be renewed within three months after date expiry.

Accredited Training believes that training should yield benefits, far more substantial than just “a Certificate”. We offer a free service that will remind all Companies or private Operators that their certificates need to be renewed.

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