Exis Technologies representative joins Dangerous Goods Trainers Association
Exis Technologies has nominated a representative to join the Dangerous Goods Trainers Association (DGTA). Will Bartle, Compliance and Regulations Manager at Exis, who is responsible for creating e-learning course content with industry consultants, will be the company’s representative.
The DGTA is a non-profit organization with a global membership that promotes and develops exceptional competencies in dangerous goods professionals and instructors worldwide. The DGTA membership achieves this through education, communication, networking and voluntary professional certification. DGTA’s ultimate goal is to enhance the safe transportation of dangerous goods through effective training and the development of highly competent dangerous goods professionals.
Exis has been developing e-learning courses since 2010 when IMDG Code training became mandatory for shore side staff involved in the handling and transport of dangerous goods in Chapter 1.3 of the IMDG Code produced by the International Maritime Organization. IMDG Code e-learning, which is sponsored by the TT Club and supported by ICHCA, has been updated at each new Amendment over the past 11 years and is now based on Amendment 40-20. Exis has also developed container packing e-learning courses and more recently tank container e-learning in partnership with the International Tank Container Organisation (ITCO) both of which can be applied to the transport of dangerous and non-dangerous goods.
Paul Horner, Director, DGTA commented, “We are delighted that Exis has nominated a representative to join DGTA. They have a wealth of experience in delivering high quality e-learning courses for the transport of dangerous goods. I hope that membership of our organisation will help Exis to increase the number of companies they can reach globally to deliver this important training.”
James Douglas, CEO, Exis Technologies commented, “We are pleased to be involved with an organisation that understands the importance of global standards for dangerous goods trainers and professionals. Training is a key element in helping to deal with issues like misdeclared and undeclared dangerous goods in the supply chain. Having a DGTA representative will help us in our mission, as part of the NCB Group, of Safety of Life and Cargo at Sea.”