HAFFA gets dangerous goods training go ahead

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The Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics (HAFFA) said it has become the first and only trade association to receive accreditation from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) to organise dangerous goods (DG) awareness self study examinations under the Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA).

Dangerous goods awareness and management is a major safety consideration for the air cargo industry following the increase of lithium battery shipments and concerns about the safety of these.

Under the evolution from traditional learning to CBTA, as agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), HAFFA said it has long been the only training provider to produce a comprehensive HKCAD-approved dangerous goods awareness self-study manual.

The manual contains case studies, self-study exercises, dangerous goods labels and illustrations, and is designed to save industry practitioners both time and costs as well as to enable pace-of-learning flexibility.

HAFFA chairman Gary Lau commented: “HAFFA remains committed to providing members with the most cost-effective delivery of professional training, with a focus on identifying training standards and outcomes that benefit our members and industry practitioners, enabling them to comply with HKCAD and/or IATA requirements.

“The association’s HKCAD accreditation is recognition of our continuing efforts to assist freight forwarders in remaining ahead of the curve when it comes to the evolution of industry training requirements.”

In order to encourage dangerous goods awareness training requirement industry compliance, HAFFA said members are entitled to receive a copy of the new edition of self-study manual in both Chinese and English free of charge.

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