The new 62nd edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations incorporates all amendments for the coming year. ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel have developed the content of the 2021–2022 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions (TI) and these changes have been adopted by the IATA Dangerous Goods Board into the latest edition of the IATA DGR.
Significant Changes and Amendments to the DGR 62nd Edition
Here are some of the changes we think are important, and that we especially want to bring to your attention.
Training Requirements (1.5)
Subsection 1.5 in the 61st edition has been adopted to implement a competency-based approach to dangerous goods training and assessment. Subsection 1.5 from the 61st edition has been moved to Attachment A of Appendix H.
There is a 2-year transition period until 31 December 2022, during which time the training provisions from the 61st edition (year 2020) may continue to be used.
Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew (2.3)
Mobility aids powered by nickel-metal hydride or dry batteries have been revised to permit a passenger to carry up to two spare batteries to power the mobility aid.
The allowance for a passenger to carry a self-inflating safety device, such as a life-jacket or vest, has been revised to permit up to two personal safety devices per person and not more than two spare gas cartridges per device.
The provisions for portable electronic devices (PED) and spare batteries for PED have been revised.
Here is a complete list of the changes:
Why are IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations manuals updated every year?
Check this video to learn why IATA publishes Dangerous Goods Regulations every year.
Our DGR course for 2021 is ready
We have been working during recent weeks to incorporate significant changes to our DGR course. At the same time we have developed the technical aspects and pedagogical approach to the new 2021 course edition. Some of the highlights of the new version are a completely redesigned final test with multiple question banks, new exercises throughout the course and a new mobile friendly user interface.
Would you like to know more?
If you would like to know more about the DGR eLearning course, please do not hesitate to drop me an email.