CAIA to hold two Dangerous Goods Seminars in Transport Month

2018-10-08 13:08
Hauling Dangerous Goods is not for the feint-hearted with high levels of professionalism needed at every stage of the operation. You have to do it right or the consequences can be dire.

As part of its National Transport Month activities, the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA), is presenting its 2018 Responsible Care® Transportation of Dangerous Goods Seminar in Johannesburg and Durban during October.

The seminar is aimed at Dangerous Goods experts and all people involved in the handling and transportation of Dangerous Goods in the chemical, transportation and allied industries as well as spill responders, environment insurers, students and academics in the transportation and logistics areas.

“Transport Month is important for the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) and the chemical industry as we deal with the transportation of hazardous materials. These materials pose specific risks that make it essential for hauliers and logistics service providers to have management systems in place to identify and control these risks. Failure to do so can cause harm to people, animals, property and the environment in the event of an accident,” says Deidré Penfold, Executive Director of CAIA.

In 1994, CAIA launched the Responsible Care® Initiative in South Africa, the global chemical industry’s unique initiative to improve health, safety, security and environmental performance and to communicate with stakeholders about products and processes.

CAIA members voluntarily sign the Responsible Care® Declaration, pledging to conduct all operations, including the transportation of hazardous materials, in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner and to incorporate the Responsible Care® ethics and requirements into its business strategy, management system and daily operations.

“The 2018 Responsible Care® Transportation of Dangerous Goods Seminar is one of only a few events available, offering an opportunity to interact with experts from within both Government and the private sector,” says Penfold.

 Presentation topics will cover the following:

  • An update on dangerous goods legislation
  • Road enforcement – Industry and Government Perspectives
  • Vehicle compliance
  • Understanding the risk of transporting dangerous goods
  • SQAS-AFRICA Management System Requirements
  • Driver training


The Johannesburg seminar will take place on 16 October 2018 at The Country Club Johannesburg, 1 Napier Road, Auckland Park, Johannesburg. In Durban, the event venue is at The Durban Country Club, Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Durban and the seminar date is 18 October 2018.

Registration fees are R1 500 for CAIA members, R1 700 for non-CAIA members and R800 for students. All registration fees exclude VAT.

For further information or to obtain a registration from, contact Brianna Kock on email rcare@caia.co.za.

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