ITCO Tank Container e-learning is an online tank container course developed by the International Tank Container Organisation (ITCO) to further enhance the safe, competent and efficient use of tank containers. The contents are maintained within the scope of the IMDG Code, concerning the operation of portable tanks.
The lessons allow users to achieve measurable awareness about the operation of portable tanks as prescribed by the IMDG Code and additionally provide steps towards function specific learning. The tank container course is also relevant for those involved in the transport of non-dangerous goods.
Tank Container e-learning offers guidance on the safe operation of tank containers covering:
- The tank container industry
- Identification of tank equipment and its use
- Operation of a tank container
- Safety and regulatory issues
- Understanding of depot processes
The main achievement from this course should be a comprehensive awareness of the tank container and ability to contribute to its safe, competent and efficient use.
ITCO members are eligible for a COURSE DISCOUNT AND UP TO FOUR FREE COURSES. Please contact us for more information.
Who should complete the course?
The course is suitable for all personnel with a direct responsibility in the operation or management of tank containers and, requiring a firm grounding to progress to further learning to meet the specific functions of their role. It is also suitable for personnel not directly involved, but to whom general awareness will benefit the company and the individual.
- Shippers and chemical manufacturers
- Carriers by road, rail and sea
- Surveyors and governmental agencies
- Depot service providers
- Manufacturers and designers
The course comprises the following four modules:
- Module 1: Introduction to tank containers
including parts and service equipment, tank types, bulk liquids carried in tanks, industry use of tanks, safety features and environmental sustainability
- Module 2: Regulations
including IMDG regulations that relate to the operation of portable tanks, explanation of regulatory requirements for a tank to transport substances within the dangerous goods list
- Module 3: Operations
including safe operations of tanks, procedures for filling and discharge, requirements for cleaning certificates, cargo compatibility, heating, couplings.
- Module 4: Inspections, repair and test
including guidance on depot processes that ensure the tank is fit for use: acceptable condition, damage assessment, surveys.
ITCO Tank Container e-learning follows the well established and tested format used in the range of Exis e-learning courses and comprises modules and lessons (elements). Each module contains a number of lessons. A lesson deals with a specific well-defined subject. Students take the courses at their own pace or within a set timeframe and can monitor their own progress as they proceed.
Learn – tutorial screens in the course elements use text, graphics and animation
View references – browse internet sources or cross reference material
Test understanding – there is a test of the student’s understanding of the content with multiple-choice and graphic-based questions
Course completion certificate – element test scores build towards a final Course Completion Certificate score
Web administrator system for national, regional or global training programs. Provides administrator management of active courses including course configuration for job functions, setting pass marks and timeframes for completion and progress monitoring.
- Cost-effective and flexible – typically a fraction of the cost of expensive classroom time and less disruptive than absence from work
- Efficiency – delivers consistent training standards across global operations
- Certificate – course completion certificate is provided as a record of training
- Expertise – developed by established industry experts in tank containers and e-learning course development