TDG

What is TDG Certification?

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Our Mission

The Transportation of Dangerous goods requires workers to be adequately trained and to fully understand the dangers of their work environment in order to properly and safely complete their job.

Danatec by Yardstick Training is proud to offer industry leading, online training on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods designed to protect Canadian workers and their loved ones.

Our mission is to provide the highest level of training with the greatest convenience to Canadian workers in order to ensure that safety is at the forefront of every workers mind.

So, What is TDG?

The purpose of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Act and Regulations is to promote public safety when dangerous goods are being handled, offered for transport or transported by road, rail, air, or water (marine). TDG also establishes safety requirements.

Products can be considered to be a dangerous good when one of the following conditions is met:

  • It is listed in Schedule 1 or Schedule 3 of the official TDG Regulations.
  • If it is not listed in Schedule 1 or 3, it may still be considered to be a dangerous good if it meets classification criteria outlined in Part 2 of the TDG Regulations.

The outlined TDG Regulations are designed to outline safety standards and shipping requirements for dangerous goods within Canada. They also provide a means of communicating the nature and level of hazard as well as risk associated with these dangerous goods according to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.

Any individual who handles (shipping, transporting or receiving) dangerous goods by road, rail, air or water (marine) is required to comply with the TDG Regulations.

There are three main groups who handle, offer for transport, or transport dangerous goods who must comply with TDG. These groups are:

  • Consignors - Anyone who ships the dangerous goods such as manufacturers, distributors, or member of the public.
  • Carriers - Anyone who transports the dangerous goods such as trucking companies, air cargo companies, and marine shipping companies.
  • Consignees -Anyone who receives the dangerous goods from a consignor.
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What We Offer

Danatec’s award winning, industry recognized Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) online training courses is for initial or re-certification training. Our continually updated, current TDG course meets all of Transport Canada’s training requirements under the TDG Regulations, for all persons involved in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods by ground.

Our course is ideal for shippers, receivers and drivers. It contains interactive elements such as video, animations, engaging games and skill building exercises which will engage the adult learner and make for an interesting and educational learning experience. Our courses focus on elements that ensure the information is understood, retained and easily resourced.

A final exam to complete the course and a printable certificate along with a Digital Badge is issued upon completion. Free printable resources are included such as our TDG class guide, placarding guide, emergency reporting documents and phone numbers. TDG certification is valid for 3 years upon completion and is non-transferable.

Our online course features:

  • Industry recognized, printable TDG certificate
  • Live support Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm MST
  • Interesting and engaging learning content created by industry experts
  • Same day certification, begin your training in minutes
  • Start and stop at your convenience
  • Printable resources for easy reference and use
  • Mobile/Tablet compatible
  • Easily accessible, stored record of training that can be shared if needed for auditing purposes or proof of certification

Course Outline

Course content includes:

  • An overview of TDG Requirements and Regulations
  • Responsibilities of Shippers, handlers and carriers
  • Nine classes of Dangerous Goods
  • Shipping Documentation
  • Placards, Labels and Safety Marks
  • Different means of containment
  • Special Situations
  • Emergency Response Plans (ERAP) and actions
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I have been using Danatec's TDG Online Training platform for several years now and find the entire process from ordering courses, assigning courses to staff, confirming completion of courses and printing the training record an easy and efficient way to ensure our compliance as a department, in a very cost effective manner. When MoT inspectors visit I can provide evidence of compliance quickly and it meets their needs.

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Debbie R.


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Quick, easy and very detailed. Excellent learning program, would recommend to others.

Jon D.

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The training is specific for us in the petroleum industry, reasonably priced and covers the main topics of requirement as far as the legislation requires. We have been a customer for years and that is for a reason, quality and the ability to deliver a very good product. 

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Richard R.


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