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Thu 4 Jul 2024
09:00 - 15:00

Venue: Department of Chemistry

Provided by: Health, Safety and Regulated Facilities

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Shipping Biological Materials (IATA) Course

Thu 4 Jul 2024


This is a one-day specialised CAA approved training course aimed at those departments shipping biological materials by air (IATA). It will use the 2020 IATA Regulations and will cover the full classification, packaging, labelling and documentation required to ship the following goods:

  • Infectious Substances (Category A)
  • Biological substances (Category B) (e.g. samples, vaccines, bloods, etc)
  • Exempted goods – (e.g. cell lines, DNA)
  • Genetically Modified Organisms

It will also cover the requirements for the supplementary materials encountered, such as dry-ice, dry-shippers and samples that are in small amounts of potentially flammable, or toxic, preservative fluids.

Successful candidates will receive a training certificate valid for two years, restricted only to the materials described above.

For completeness, transport by road and rail etc will also be covered.

Venue: BMS Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW.

Target audience
  • University staff
  • Further details regarding OHSS’ eligibility criteria are available

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 4 Jul   09:00 - 15:00 09:00 - 15:00 Department of Chemistry map Keith Harrington


  • Training cost borne centrally for University staff; normal cost in excess of £300 per person.
  • Non-University participants, including college staff will be charged, please contact the Safety Office for details before booking a place.
  • See charging for further information.
About the presenter

The trainer is Keith Harrington of RoadSafe Europe


Further particulars will be available after bookings have been confirmed.


One full day session


Every year

Biological Safety

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