News

Return to Normal

Our world has been turned upside down these last few months, however following the Governments announcement earlier this week we are pleased to announce a restart to our “face to face” training from the 6th July.

We will ensure that we have COVID secure policies in place and ask that our customers are able to provide a safe environment that meets the current requirements.

Whilst we are looking to start our onsite training again, we feel in the short term that our new webinar service is the safest way forward for all. This will meet the statutory requirements to ensure that our training will be COVID safe.

We hope that all of our customers have managed to stay well during these times and look forward to working with you all again in the future.

CAA Webinar Approval

Dear Customers,

Since the announcement of the lockdown and because we take your safety seriously, we have adapted our training solutions to work within the new reality of social distancing. This led to the launch of our new range of dangerous goods webinars, providing the same high-quality training in the comfort of your own home.

We have now received notification from the UK CAA that we are now able to provide our Dangerous Goods by Air Courses by Webinar. In a time of much uncertainty, this is a significant success for us, as it will enable us to offer you the full range of dangerous goods training solutions via webinar.

If you wish to book please email us at [email protected]. For any other queries, contact us by all the means including phone or email

Civil Aviation Authority Extension

The UK Civil Aviation Authority issued an Exemption in regard to the current validity for all Dangerous Goods by Air training certificates issued that are due to expire whilst the current COVID-19 restrictions are in place. This extension applies to the standard Dangerous Goods by Air, Lithium Batteries, Radioactive Materials and any specific subset courses that we have conducted.

The current extension allows anybody that has a certificate that is due to expire, to carry on shipping Dangerous Goods until 31 October 2020 or until the exemption is removed, expires or alternative means of training are available.

Whilst we thank the CAA for providing this helpful extension, we have been working on an alternative way of conducting ours courses by webinar. The CAA has asked to review our procedures for these webinar courses and we are expecting the “Green Light” for them to go ahead shortly.

Once we have the go ahead we recommend you carry out your revalidation training using this method, rather than waiting until later on in the year as we may not have the capacity to carryout everyones training at once.

If you have any questions regarding this extension or our webinar based training, please feel free to contact us.

COVID-19 Updates

Just a quick message to let you all know, that in keeping with Government guidelines we have suspended all face to face training for the time being.

We are currently awaiting information from the UK Civil Aviation Authority with regard to certificates that are due to expire during this turbulent period. Hopefully we will get an answer by the end of this week and update you accordingly.

Please don’t worry about courses that are currently booked, as we have been looking at alternative ways to ensure that training takes place. We have been exploring the use of webinars to enable us to conduct our courses remotely. Whilst this is new technology to us and there may be a few teething problems, we don’t expect there to be any unresolvable issues.

This new format could open up a whole new way of conducting our courses in the future,  however we do not see this as replacing our usual face to face courses in the long term.

Most importantly look after yourselves and each other, stay healthy and see you on the other side.

Updated Lithium Battery Guidance for 2020

To assist shippers in understanding the complete requirements related to the transport of lithium batteries, including packing instructions, IATA has prepared the Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines (LBSG).

Download the updated Guidance Document (pdf) to learn how to comply with the 61st (2020) Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) on definitions, classification, exceptions, prohibitions. It also includes FAQs.

SMART LUGGAGE REGULATIONS

As of 15 January 2018, baggage equipped with a lithium battery, where the lithium battery is designed to charge other devices and cannot be removed from the luggage, is forbidden for carriage.

More information about the Smart Baggage with Integrated Lithium Batteries and/or Electronics (pdf).

Significant Changes to the 61st Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations 2020

It only seems like yesterday that we were enjoying the summer holidays and wondering what to do with the kids next! IATA have very kindly produce their “Significant Changes to the 61st Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations 2020” This can be found clicking the following link: DGR-61-EN-Significant-changes.

As you will see there are some interesting changes coming.

Lithium Battery Guidance 2019

To assist shippers in understanding the complete requirements related to the transport of lithium batteries, including packing instructions, IATA has prepared the Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines (LBSG).
Download the updated Guidance Document (pdf) to learn how to comply with the 59th (2018) Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) on definitions, classification, exceptions, prohibitions. It also includes FAQs.
Following a growing number of requests regarding the changes to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for lithium batteries in 2017, IATA has prepared a Guidance Document that addresses the use and carriage of lithium battery-powered devices such as cargo tracking devices and temperature data loggers.
The guidance document also provides information to manufacturers of these active devices, users of the active devices and operators that must approve the carriage of active devices in cargo.

We’ve Moved

Just to let you know that we have relocated our offices to Newquay, Cornwall.

Our coverage remains the same and we will continue to offer training throughout the UK.

Our main contacts remain unchanged, however our mailing address for the time being will be as follows:

HP Training & Consultancy Ltd

5 Gwarak Agravayn

Nansledan

Newquay

Cornwall

TR8 4GH