Safety of hazardous materials tackled in latest Videotel training release

London-based e-learning business Videotel, part of KVH Industries, has launched what it described as “a comprehensive training package designed to enable crew and shipping office staff to become familiar with the rules governing the carriage of hazardous materials”.

The “HAZMAT Training Course” is included on the latest update to Videotel’s onboard training servers VOD (Videotel On Demand). The rules covered in the new offering are specified in the US Code of Federal Regulations, Subchapter C of 49 CFR; in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code produced by the IMO; and, in the relevant parts of Section B-V/c of the STCW Code.

The course also indicates where to find advice on what personal protective equipment to wear when dealing with a spillage. About 10 guided learning hours are required to complete the 15-module course, which is designed to be used onboard or ashore for individual self-study.