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Aviation officials schooled on dangerous goods safety oversight

Some air transport officials from some African countries are reportedly taking a five-day course on Dangerous Goods Safety Oversight in…

Some air transport officials from some African countries are reportedly taking a five-day course on Dangerous Goods Safety Oversight in Yaounde.

According to media reports, the onsite training programme was officially opened on Monday July 24, by the Deputy Director General of the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA), Allabira Mamadou. The course which seeks to permit participants gain insight on best practices in safety oversight management, is organized by the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), in collaboration with the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority and the Singapore Aviation Academy.

The programme, according to Papa Atoumane Fall, the AFCAC Director of Security is worthwhile considering that passengers have to move with their goods – dangerous ones inclusive, in an emerging challenging security context. He said the training is expected to up the skills of aviation personnel so that they can easily and tactfully handle transportation of dangerous goods, especially when such commodities are to be carried on commercial planes.

For five days, the aviation officials from Central African Republic, The Gambia, Côte D’Ivoire, Sudan and Cameroon will be drilled on dangerous goods audit and process inspection, surveillance planning, passenger public awareness, dangerous goods accident and incident, as well as granting approvals and exemption. The course will also touch on dangerous goods legislative framework and certification process for granting operations specification for transport of dangerous goods by air.

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