What does it cover?
The e-learning course provides guidance on the safe and competent operation of a tank container. This includes background information on the tank container industry, components of the tank and their use, regulations appertaining to the tank, operating the tank and finally depot services including inspection, cleaning, repairs, and testing. On completion, the student should have a comprehensive awareness of the tank container and be equipped to contribute to its safe and efficient use.
The contents are maintained within the scope of the IMDG Code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) concerning the operation of portable tanks. The lessons allow users to achieve the general and measurable awareness training prescribed by IMDG and additionally provides steps towards function specific training on a range of industry disciplines.
Who should complete the course?
All personnel directly and indirectly involved in the use of tank containers including tank operators, shippers and chemical manufacturers, carriers by road/rail/sea, lessors, surveyors and governmental agencies, depot service providers, manufacturers and designers.
How does it work?
The course comprises four modules. Modules are divided into a series of lessons. Each lesson is followed by questions for the student to answer before progressing to the next lesson. The web version has an administrator function to monitor and manage any number of students in local, regional or global training programs ensuring consistent training standards across the organisation. The course is flexible learning, students can log in and out. In total the student might require about ten hours to complete the course, including the associated reading. A certificate of course completion is issued as a record of the course.
The ITCO Tank Container e-learning Course is operated by EXIS Technologies, the leading supplier of IT systems for the management of dangerous goods in sea transport.