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Within the framework of the TRAINPOST distance-learning programme, which is based on a simpler and more user-friendly training approach, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) offers the participant trainees, in Quality/Security training field, several important courses in the programme. One of them is dealing with Dangerous Goods and Lithium Batteries . This course is made up of two modules.

General Aims:
          
i. To provide the personnel working in post offices, sortation offices and offices of exchange with the knowledge of handling dangerous goods and lithium batteries transmitted in mail.
          
ii. To equip the officials responsible for acceptance and handling of mail with required skills to identify dangerous goods.
          iii. To impart to the personnel working in offices of exchange the knowledge of the action to be taken when dangerous goods are found in the mail
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Target Population :

i. Personnel working at post offices responsible for acceptance of mail
ii. Personnel working in offices of exchange responsible for the processing and the transmission of mail.

NOTE  : This course is only available in english.

 
 
 
  Introduction of the course
     
   
  Module 1 : Dangerous Goods
   

At the end of the module the trainees should be able to explain:

  • Different types of dangerous goods
  • Marks and labels on dangerous goods
  • The common items which may contain dangerous goods
  • Procedure to check for dangerous goods at the time of
    o   Accepting items at post office counters
    o   Accepting items from contract customers
  • Know what advice should be given to customers
  • Procedure to check for dangerous goods in transit at outward exchange office
  • Reporting the incidence of dangerous goods detected

 At the end of this module trainees should be able to

  • Identify postal items containing dangerous goods, declared or otherwise
   
  Module 2 : Lithium Batteries
   

At the end of the module the trainees should be able to explain:

  • Conditions for acceptance of equipment containing Lithium cells / batteries
  • The equipment with Lithium cells/batteries installed that can be accepted
  • The equipment with Lithium cells/batteries installed that cannot be accepted

 At the end of this module trainees should be able to

  • Identify the equipment with Lithium cells/batteries installed that can be accepted and that cannot be accepted.
     
   
     
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