Do I keep my TDG certificate or does my employer?
You must keep your certificate with you or near you. You may have to produce it at the request of a dangerous goods inspector.
Do I need TDG Training?
Everyone who handles, prepares for transport or carries dangerous goods must be trained and certified. Your employer determines what type and level of training you need.
How long is my TDG Training valid for?
The training certificate is issued by your employer, and is good for 3 years. It is only valid if it is signed by you and your employer.
How long is my WHMIS Training valid for?
Training doesn’t have to be renewed at any particular time, but it does have to be up-to-date at all times. It is recommended that some form of WHMIS review be conducted and documented at least once per year.
I am self-employed, who signs my TDG certificate?
If you are self-employed, you can issue your own certificate. This means you have the responsibilities of an employer and an employee.
If I change employers/ jobs, do I have to retrain in TDG?
According to the TDG regulations, a TDG certificate is not transferable between employers. This means that if a trainee changes employers, they will need to be re-certified by the new employer and possess a training certificate with the new employer’s address. The same applies if you change job descriptions. For example if you were trained as a ‘Handler’ of dangerous goods but now drive a vehicle, you will need to be retrained.
If I change employers/jobs, do I have to retrain in WHMIS?
It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that all employees are properly trained. This may include re-certification.
Where do I find information about TDG training in the Regulations?
Part 6 of the TDG Regulations deals with training requirements.
Who needs WHMIS training?
WHMIS training is required for any employee that requires this information to protect themselves fro the hazards of the controlled products they handle at their workplace.