Dangerous Goods Training and Courses

Dangerous Goods Handling

The world we live in is made up of chemicals. Whether we are referring to the earth itself, the air we breather or the food we eat; all of it consists of chemicals working together.

Even us, the plants and the animals are made up of combinations of chemicals.

We can divide the occurrence of chemicals into two groups: man-made and naturally occurring. Man-made chemicals are, for instance, medicenes, cleaning agents and cosmetics while natural chemicals can be found in our food, the air and water. Both groups harbour some chemicals that can potentially be poisonous.


This dangerous goods training course will hone in on how to safely navigate our way around hazardous chemicals.

A span of 15 modules will cover topics that involve everything from legislation to health risks and how to properly handle dangerous goods like hazardous chemicals. Upon completion of this dangerous goods certificate the learner will be much better equipped to ensure safety under circumstances that involve dangerous chemicals and/or substances.

(Unit Standard: 244073 – NQF Level: 2 – Credits: 5) – receive, handle and store hazardous chemicals safely

Frequently Asked Questions

Dangerous Good Handling Course costs are based on the number of people attending, for an accurate quote please contact us.

We can train you wherever you are!

Our aim is to teach these first aid skills to you when it suits YOU! We run the course 7 days a week! That’s right, Monday through to Sunday.

Certificates will be issued 2-3 days after the training took place. Once issued we will send you the scanned and original copies. If payment is outstanding we will only send it out after payment was received.

The duration will stay the same regardless of Refresher or New.


  • Target: All staff exposed to Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Description: Legislation, Chemical Classes, Hazards, Safe Handling, Emergency Reactions, etc.
  • Legislation: Occupational Health & Safety Act of 1993

Dangerous Goods Transportation

Conveying Dangerous Goods by Road is a training programme that has been developed in accordance with the Skills Development Act. The purpose of the material covered is to ensure safe handling of dangerous goods in terms of loading, conveying and off-loading.

We will cover a range of topics in a set of 8 modules. Discussions will be focused around conveying dangerous goods, dangerous goods classification, exempt quantities and compatibility as well as driver duties and documentation.

Attention will also be paid to procedures to follow in an emergency as well as ensuring vehicle stability and more.

(Unit Standard: 123259 – NQF Level: 3 – Credits: 4) – convey dangerous goods by road


Frequently Asked Questions

Course costs are based on the number of people attending, for an accurate quote please contact us.

We can train you wherever you are!

Our aim is to teach these first aid skills to you when it suits YOU! We run the course 7 days a week! That’s right, Monday through to Sunday.

Certificates will be issued 2-3 days after the training took place. Once issued we will send you the scanned and original copies. If payment is outstanding we will only send it out after payment was received.

  • Target: Drivers of any vehicles Transporting Hazardous Chemicals (Trucks, Forklifts, etc)
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Description: Dangerous goods Signs, Safe Transportation, Emergency
  • Legislation: Road Traffic Act 1996, Occupational Health & Safety Act of 1993

Strat Training is a private training company that offers a series of courses specifically aimed at people who work in the field of health and safety. The company has more than eighteen years of experience in the health and safety environment and offers more than one hundred and twenty different classes for those individuals who are interested in enhancing their health and safety skills at work. Our offers include advanced driving courses and lifting equipment training. In this article, we discuss two of Strat Training’s dangerous goods training courses that are available for you to participate in. Our team can train you anywhere you desire.

Below, we have also highlighted some of the benefits that you can look forward to when you choose to join in any one of our classes. 

The Purpose of Dangerous Goods Training

Many different chemicals are used in the workplace and are transported between more than one location daily. We at Strat Training, have designed our training courses to strengthen the skills of employees in the health and safety field.

As an employee who works with dangerous products such as harsh chemicals, it is important to know how to handle these goods whilst keeping yourself safe and healthy every single time that you come into contact with these products.

Benefits of Joining This Training Course 

As an employee, it is very difficult to predict your future in a company. But, one of the factors you can control would be to minimize possible dangers at work. By doing this, it will result in reducing the number of injuries in your field, making you an asset to the company.

There are various advantages of participating in an informative dangerous goods training course for those employees who are exposed to harsh chemicals at work. Below we discuss our top four advantages. These include:

  • The number of workplace accidents involving hazardous chemicals will be reduced

Injuries at work can afflict physical and emotional trauma to the employee who has been involved in the accident.

Most workplace injuries take place when the employees are exposed to hazardous chemicals, heavy equipment, or due to negligence. Those employees who suffer from injuries will no longer be able to perform their tasks to the best of their ability.

For this reason, it is important to have your workers participate in our dangerous goods training classes, in which they will learn the most effective way of working with these substances and keeping themselves safe too.

  • Learn to comply with the correct regulations

As an employee working with these types of products, it is always best to know what are the correct workplace regulations surrounding the receiving and handling of dangerous goods at work.

Our training classes are aligned under that of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993 as well as the Road Traffic Act of 1996 to ensure that you receive the most relevant information and correct criteria for the program.

  • Participating in a training course helps to promote a healthy and safe working environment

Promoting a healthy and safe working environment is very important. Employees who work in all types of industries have a longing to work in a healthy environment and feel safe while working. When you choose to actively get involved in our training classes, it will increase the worker’s productivity and morale at work.

  • Boosts employee’s confidence levels for their roles at work

By choosing to participate in our training course, it will boost your confidence levels at work. Employees who are more confident in their work will be able to find solutions to their daily tasks much more efficiently and will become more productive at work.

Our training classes will equip you with all of the necessary skills needed to work with harsh chemicals and dangerous goods at work.

Our Selection of Dangerous Goods Training and Courses in South Africa 

Since our inception in 2007, Strat Training has been assisting individuals across the country to receive certificates for training in their relevant field of work. Our training classes have helped to educate people about the different types of safety measures that one should consider while at work.

We provide the following courses for employees working with hazardous chemical products:

Dangerous Goods Handling 

The dangerous goods handling training course teaches employees the correct way of working with harsh chemical products in the working environment. This course comprises of fifteen different modules that deal with topics such as the different legislations and the safety precautions to take when working with these chemicals.

The dangerous goods handling course is an accredited class. All of the trainees who successfully pass this class will receive their certificate within a period of two to three working days. All certificates are valid for two years.  

Dangerous Goods Transportation

This course is aimed specifically at those employees who are tasked with the role of driving vehicles that transport hazardous chemicals.

The dangerous goods transportation course was created in line with the Skills Development Act and consists of eight different modules that deal with topics such as the duties of the driver responsible for transporting dangerous goods and vehicle stability.

This training course takes a total of eight hours to complete and is a NQF level 3 class.

Speak to one of our professional staff members today to find out more about the pricing plans for each course.

Our dangerous goods training and courses in South Africa are thought seven days a week. The amount payable by the trainee usually depends on the number of participants who sign up for the class. Both of these classes can accommodate a total of twenty trainees per class. Get in touch with us today to book your spot in our next class. You can also visit us at our branch in Gauteng to find out more details about this course and the other classes that are also available on offer. We look forward to sharing our skills and experience with you.