On August 15, 2002 the federal Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) regulations came into force. The mission of these regulations is to promote safety in handling and transportation of dangerous goods. There is a requirement for training transportation of dangerous goods, but how can anyone ensure that all individuals taking the training comprehend it?
The challenge is that most online TDG training courses only offer a summary of the information. Few of them even work to abide by the principles of adult learning. This is a concern for anyone who travels the highways of Canada, as there are so many drivers transporting dangerous goods across the country on those same roads.
When searching online TDG course, there are very few, if any online TDG courses that are more than 45 or 65 minutes in length, which is not enough time to effectively provide training. Many of these courses are simply comprised of 20 minutes of information, accompanying text and a few questions. Due to the short amount of time, these are popular courses for people only looking to produce a training card, but should that be good enough? As we know, Good enough seldom is.
The Canadian Online Safety Training Association specifically choose to offer the WHEELS ON Transportation of dangerous goods course because of its adherence to the principles of adult learning. This course goes beyond most others with a comprehensive coverage of the topic. It includes a thorough explanation of the material. In addition, this specific course from Wheels On includes questions peppered throughout the course instead of at the end of the course. This is an important principle called chunking, for better retention and understanding of the course information there are small chunks of information proceed by questions, then another chunk of information and a few more questions which helps maintain the learners attention. It also provides learners with ample opportunity to mentally digest the information instead of trying to cram it in back to back.
The most important part of the online TDG course offered through COSTA is the interactive activities. These engaging activities are numerous throughout the course and allow adult learners to apply what they learned again and again until they get the activity correct. This course offers some of the best activities available to help ensure understanding of this important information.
If your organization is serious about safety of the people on the Canadian highways, then this course was designed for you. It is by far one of the best TDG online courses currently available in the marketplace and it is highly recommended by the Canadian Online Safety Training Association.