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Carriage of Diagnostic & Infectious Substances by Air
Course Description:

We are delighted to offer this course via a live (instructor-led) virtual classroom over two sessions a day, morning or afternoon. Sessions last for four hours and you can choose between two mornings or two afternoons only.

At the end of the course you will have learnt how biological materials must be classified, prepared, packaged and labelled for safe transport by air.

This course is fully approved by the Civil Aviation Authority and concludes with an open book validation. This virtual classroom is fully interactive, with the trainer taking you through the course. Successful candidates receive a certificate of competence valid for two years, after which you must revalidate your qualification.

You do not need to download any software as the virtual classroom is accessed by clicking a link issued to you before the event.

In advance of the training you will be issued with an IATA manual which will need to be returned to Peter East Associates. Failure to return the manual within 10 days of completing the course will result in your department being charged #347.00.

The course will cover the following:

  • Introduction to the regulations governing the shipment of diagnostic and infectious substances by air
  • The legislative framework
  • UN numbers and proper shipping names
  • Classification - infectious substances, biological products, GMOs and diagnostic/clinical specimens
  • Packaging requirements - Category A and Category B plus dry ice
  • Labeling and marking
  • Documentation

Intended Audience:
UCL staff who are specifically responsible for shipping infectious and diagnostic substances by air
Target Audience: UCL Staff only
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