Cargo Learning Academy

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Airport related courses:

Airside Induction Training

The Initial Airside Induction course is mandatory for all new employees in Aviation, required, to enter the Airside of an Airport. The objective of this course is to prevent and/or reduce, all foreseeable risks of accidents and incidents. The course focuses on applicable legislation regarding Airside Regulations, Policies, Procedures and Safety Rules applicable to staff, aircraft and operations in general. Focus will also be on airport layout, airport cleanliness, the elimination of hazards, basic fire prevention and emergency responses. The Safety Enforcement System, which serves as a guideline to Airside offences and penalties for permit holders will also be dealt with.

Airside Induction Training - Refresher

The Airside Induction Refresher course is mandatory for permit holders in Aviation, that require for whatever purpose, to enter the Airside of an Airport. The permit must be refreshed every 24 months, before the expiry of such. The objective of this course is to refresh the memory of the delegate, to renew their commitment regarding safety and advise them on any rule changes, if applicable. The course content is based on the Initial Airside Induction Course.

Airside Vehicle Operator Permit

The Initial AVOP program is an essential component of Airside Safety. The program establishes the standards for drivers, operating vehicles on the Airside. An Airside Vehicle Operator’s Permit (AVOP), will be issued by the Airport Authority to give the holder permission to drive a vehicle on selected areas of the Airfield. Delegates will be familiar with the AVOP driving Regulations, as set out by Airport Authority, including rules for driving on Service Roads and Aprons. Road markings, Road signs, Safe Distances, Hazards around aircraft, crossing taxiways on the Aprons and Guide man Hand signals will be incorporated into the course.

Airside Vehicle Operator Permit - Refresher

The AVOP Refresher course is mandatory for all drivers, operating vehicles on the Airside. This course must be refreshed every 24 months, before the expiry of such. The objective of the AVOP Refresher Course, is to refresh the memory of the delegate, to renew their commitment regarding safety and to be advised on any rule changes if applicable. The course contents is based on the Airside Vehicle Operator Permit (AVOP) Initial Training.

Ramp and Supervisor Training

The course will include Airport Movement Operations, Aircraft fleet,. Activities, duties on the Ramp, Ramp safety, Team Leader Responsibilities and Special ground Handling operations. The delegate will also be made aware of general weight and balance of Aircraft, loading procedures, Aircraft Structure limitations, ULD and Pallets, storage and handling of ULDs and the loading instruction Report Forms, principles of aircraft loading and Special Loads., The delegate will have the understanding of a NOTOC., the reporting of Incidents / accidents and General Cargo Terminology.

Cargo related courses:

Introduction to Cargo

The introduction to basic cargo handling course serves as a bridging course for new Cargo employees before attending Cargo 1, or alternatively, to give the new Employee insight into the Basic Cargo Operations. The content includes – Basic Business Principles, Industry Organizations, Basic Geography and city codes. The delegate will also be familiarized with airport and cargo layout and facilities. Basic principles of acceptance and handling of General and Special Category Cargo will be discussed. The new employee will also be familiarized with the basic interpretation of an Airwaybills, a Warehouse checklist and the TACT Manuals.

Cargo 1

Cargo 1 is a course relevant to the shipment of General Export Cargo. The course consists of 2 Parts, namely a Theoretical Section and a Practical Section. The Theory Section consists of topics like Industry Organizations within the Aviation Industry, Geography, 3 letter City and Airport codes and various Geographical maps, Cargo Terminology, Aircraft types and Flight Schedules. The Practical Section will include the calculation of General Cargo Rates, the completion of Airwaybills for Minimum, Normal , Quantity and Higher Mass, Lower rate concepts The delegate will also learn the methods involved in calculating additional Airwaybills, Fuel Surcharges and Valuation charges. The Tact Manuals will be utilised during the Training.

Cargo 2

The Cargo 2 course is a continuation of the basic principles, learnt in Cargo 1. The course consists of 2 Parts, namely a Theoretical Section and a Practical Section. The Theory Section will deal with the handling, calculation of rates and acceptance procedures of Special Category Cargo for Export purposes. The following will be included, example - Perishable Cargo, Valuable Cargo, Human Remains, Live Animal Shipments, Baggage shipped as Cargo, Newspaper, books and Periodicals. The Practical side will include the completion of an AWB for shipments of Dangerous Goods. The IATA Tact manuals will be used during training to assist with the Rules, pertaining to the rates of Special Cargo.

Cargo 3

The Cargo 3 course is a continuation of Cargo 1 and 2. It is a valuable course for staff, working with Import and Export of General and Special Category of Air Cargo. The facilitation will include Charges Collect payments, Disbursement fees, Import and Forwarding Requirements, Currency conversions and published Import Rates. The Practical Section will include the calculation of General Cargo Rates and Special Category Cargo Rates and the completion of Airwaybills. The delegate will also learn the methods involved in calculating additional Airwaybills, Fuel Surcharges and Valuation charges. The learner will use the Tact Manuals to source the information.

Cargo 4

The Cargo 4 course is an advanced IATA rates and charges course, combining rates and charges for imports and exports with other sector rates. It will be a follow up course after Cargo 1, 2, and 3. Certain rates will be Published, certain rates will be Add – Ons and other rates need to be constructed via gateway cities, to find the cheapest possible rate. The learner will use the Tact Manuals to source the information.

Dangerous Goods

Large quantities of dangerous goods are flown as air cargo on an ongoing basis. In this course the student is taught how to identify and classify the product that is to be shipped. The student is then taught how to pack, mark, label, and document the shipment in accordance with the IATA dangerous goods regulations. The finalized shipment is then benchmarked against the prescribed IATA checklist to ensure that everything was done and was done correctly. The shipment is then released for air transport. We cover non-radioactive and radioactive shipments.

Dangerous Goods - Refresher

Large quantities of dangerous goods are flown as air cargo on an ongoing basis. In this course the student is taught how to identify and classify the product that is to be shipped. The student is then taught how to pack, mark, label, and document the shipment in accordance with the IATA dangerous goods regulations. The finalized shipment is then benchmarked against the prescribed IATA checklist to ensure that everything was done and was done correctly. The shipment is then released for air transport. We cover non-radioactive and radioactive shipments.

Dangerous Goods - By Road

The Roadfreight Dangerous Goods is a 1-Day course, approved by the Department of Transport and based on SABS Standards.The purpose of this course is to equip the learner how to deal with the Loading, conveying and off-loading Hazardous Goods, as well as handle incidents in accordance with Legal Specifications and Operational Procedures. The course will cover the following information: National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996, pertaining to the transportation of Dangerous Goods, Duties and Responsibilities of the driver, Documents to be carried by the driver and/or placed in the designated space, Nine Hazard classes and the vehicle markings.Loading and off-loading procedures for the class of substance transported. Concept of compatibility and many more

Dangerous Goods - Infectious Substances

This is a very, very important subject. A broad spectrum of infectious substances is regularly flown as air cargo. Mistakes made with infectious substances could result in millions of lives being put at risk. This course will teach you the intricacies of how to identify, classify, pack, mark, label, document, and benchmark an infectious substance shipment against a checklist.

Dangerous Goods - Lithium Batteries By Air

Lithium batteries are currently one of the largest causes of air cargo incidents and accidents. Lithium batteries are constantly being shipped as air cargo all over the globe. We have developed a system that makes the processing of lithium batteries as easy as pie. You will be taught how to determine watt-hour ratings and aggregate lithium content, as applicable, classification of these shipments, determining what section your shipment is, what type of package to be used, how to mark and label your packages and how to complete the AWB and the DGD.

Live Animal Regulations: Initial

The main objective of the 3-day course, is to familiarise the delegate on HOW to utilise the IATA LAR Manual. This will be inclusive of Government and Airline Variations, Shipper and Operator’s responsibilities, classification and specific container requirements, ground handling, and behaviour of animals under stress. The delegate will also have the knowledge regarding special shipping procedures for Endangered Species (CITES). Marking and labelling of AVI shipments as well as watering requirements and sedation of AVI will be facilitated. The delegate will learn to complete documents for AVI shipments i.e. Airwaybills, Shipper’s Declaration, CITES, Notoc and IATA checklist. Hygiene of AVI and Staff will be discussed.

Live Animal Regulations Refresher

The Initial Live Animal Regulations Course is valid for 3 years. The learner planning to attend this 1-day Refresher Course needs to have an Initial valid qualification before attempting the refresher course. The objective is to discuss general concerns and to highlight the sections on the IATA LAR manual. Documentation as per the Initial course will also be completed, with a great emphasis on Container requirements and ground handling, safety and hygiene of animals and staff.

Perishable Cargo: Initial

The main objective of the 2-day course, is to familiarize the delegate on HOW to utilise the IATA PCR Manual. This will be inclusive of Government and Airline Variations, Shipper and Operator’s responsibilities, classification and specific container requirements, ground handling, and temperature control. The delegate will also have the knowledge regarding special shipping procedures for Endangered Species of Flora (CITES). Incorporated into the training will be Perishable facts, types, packaging, classification and handling procedures of PCR. Marking, labelling and a document overview will be facilitated, along with compatible- versus non compatible loads for shipping Perishables.

Perishable Cargo: Refresher

The Initial Perishable Cargo Regulations Course is valid for 2 years. The learner planning to attend this 1-day Refresher Course needs to have an Initial valid qualification before attempting the refresher course. The objective is to discuss general concerns and to highlight the sections on the IATA PCR manual. Incorporated into the Refresher training, will be Perishable facts, types, packaging, classification and handling procedures of PCR. Marking, labelling and a document overview will be facilitated, along with compatible versus. non compatible loads for shipping Perishables.

Security related courses:

Aviation Security Awareness - Cargo

The Aviation Security course, based on SACAA legislation, is for any person engaged in Acceptance of Cargo, Storage & Forwarding and/or Handling of cargo, intended for carriage by air in a commercial air transport operation. We will discuss the various terrorist threats, their motives, ways and reasons for attacks. The different Aviation Security Organizations and Conventions will be facilitated. Access control, Security measures and the application thereof will be dealt with. Staff awareness, including a familiarization of how to inspect, screen and search Air Cargo. The delegates will also be briefed on Tamper Evident Packaging, how to respond to threats against Air Cargo, Suspicious Behavior, Bomb threats and Incident reports.

Aviation Security Screeners - Level 1 - Cargo: Initial

The program is conducted to Aviation Security screeners involved with the security screening and guarding of cargo consignments at the air cargo facilities in accordance with the Part 108 Civil Aviation regulations. The Training program is conducted over a period of 10 days and includes subjects like Air Cargo Security in Context; Threats to Civil Aviation; Access Control-People; Access Control-Vehicles; Recognition of Weapons & Explosive Devices; Patrolling and Guarding; Visitors Screening and Physical Search of Visitors; X-Ray Examination of Baggage; Physical Inspection of Cargo and Baggage; Escorting People and Consignments; Duties of the Cargo Operational Staff; Working in the Freight Facility and Methods of Screening; Emergency Procedures; Protection of Aircraft. Includes Practical Assessments.

Aviation Security Screeners - Level 1 - Cargo: Refresher

The program is conducted as a refresher to Aviation Security screeners involved with the security screening and guarding of cargo consignments at the air cargo facilities in accordance with Part 108 Civil Aviation regulations. The Training program is conducted over a 5-day period and includes subjects like Air Cargo Security in Context; Threats to Civil Aviation; Access Control-People; Access Control-Vehicles; Recognition of Weapons & Explosive Devices; Patrolling and Guarding; Visitors Screening and Physical Search of Visitors; X-Ray Examination of Baggage; Physical Inspection of Cargo and Baggage; Escorting People and Consignments; Duties of the Cargo Operational Staff; Working in the Freight Facility and Methods of Screening; Emergency Procedures; Protection of Aircraft. Includes Practical Assessments.

Aviation Security - Level 2 - Cargo Supervisors

The program is conducted to Aviation Security Supervisors involved with supervising the security screening and guarding of cargo consignments at the air cargo facilities in accordance with the Part 108 Civil Aviation Regulations. The Training program is conducted over a period of 5 days and includes subjects in: Air Cargo Security in Context; Threats to Civil Aviation; Recognition of Weapons & Explosive Devices; Supervising Air Cargo Security Procedures; Cargo Security X-Ray Operator Training; Air Cargo Security Procedures; Development of SOP's; Deployment and Assignment of personnel; Ensuring effectiveness of Equipment; On the Job Training; Assessment of personnel; Emergency Procedures in accordance with the Civil Aviation Regulations Part 108, 109 and 110. Includes Practical Assessments.

Aviation Security Manager - Level 3 - Cargo

The training program is conducted to Air Cargo Security Managers involved with managing security screening and guarding of cargo consignments at the air cargo facilities. It includes the Designated Officials who will be liaising with the SACAA on security issues at the facilities in accordance with Part 108 Civil Aviation Regulations. The Training program is conducted over a period of 5 days and includes: Threat and Risk management, Managing Security at an Air Cargo Facility, Financial Management, Human Resources and Personnel Evaluation, Recruitment, Selection, Training and Certification, Management of Material Resources in Air Cargo Environment, SOP’s for Cargo Security, Quality Control, Contingency Planning, Management response against Acts of Unlawful Interference.

Aviation Security Awareness - General

The 1-Day course, based on SACAA Part 109 legislation, is for any person working at an airport on the passenger side, i.e. Airport Police; Immigration Personnel; Aircraft operator ground staff; General aviation staff; Customs, Airport concessionaires and Tenants that need access to restricted areas. The following content will be discussed: The reality of the threat the free world faces from terrorists. Who the perpetrators of terrorism are and the motives as to why people commit terrorism. How terrorists commit terrorism and what contribution they can make towards preventing the terrorists from being successful. Apply security measures and identify the tools of terrorism and how to respond appropriately to a security related threat or emergency.

Aviation Security Screeners - Level 1 - Airport: Initial

The program is conducted to Aviation Security screeners involved with the security at an airport to protect passengers, staff, aircraft, and airport property from any threats against civil aviation. The Training program is conducted over a period of 10 days, in accordance with the SACAA Part 109 Civil Aviation regulations and includes subjects like Working at the Airport; Threats to Civil Aviation; Access Control-People; Access Control-Vehicles; Recognition of Weapons & Explosive Devices; Patrolling and Guarding; Passenger Screening and Physical Search of Passengers; X-Ray Examination of Baggage; Escorting People; Methods of Screening; Emergency Procedures; Protection of Aircraft. Includes Practical Assessments.

Aviation Security Screeners - Level 1 - Airport: Refresher

The program is conducted as a refresher to Aviation Security screeners involved with the security at an airport to protect passengers, staff, aircraft, and airport property from any threats against civil aviation. The Training program is conducted over a period of 5 days, in accordance with the SACAA Part 109 Civil Aviation regulations and includes subjects like Working at the Airport; Threats to Civil Aviation; Access Control-People; Access Control-Vehicles; Recognition of Weapons & Explosive Devices; Patrolling and Guarding; Passenger Screening and Physical Search of Passengers; X-Ray Examination of Baggage; Escorting People; Methods of Screening; Emergency Procedures; Protection of Aircraft. Includes Practical Assessments.

Aviation Security - Level 2 - Airport Supervisors

The program is conducted to Aviation Security Supervisors involved with supervising the security screening of passengers, their baggage and guarding and patrolling of the airport facilities in accordance with the Part 109 Civil Aviation Regulations. The Training program is conducted over a period of 5 days and includes subjects in: Working at the Airport; Threats to Civil Aviation; Recognition of Weapons & Explosive Devices; Supervising Security Procedures; Security X-Ray Operator Training; Development of SOP's; Deployment and Assignment of personnel; Ensuring effectiveness of Equipment; On the Job Training; Assessment of personnel; Emergency Procedures in accordance with the Civil Aviation Regulations Part 108, 109 and 110. Includes Practical Assessments.

Aviation Security Manager - Level 3 - Airport

The training program is conducted to Airport Security Managers at airports and air carriers involved with managing security at an airport. It includes the Designated Officials who will be liaising with the SACAA on security issues at the facilities in accordance with Part 109 Civil Aviation Regulations. The Training program is conducted over a period of 5 days and includes: Threat and Risk management, Managing Security at an Airport, Financial Management, Human Resources and Personnel Evaluation, Recruitment, Selection, Training and Certification, Management of Material Resources in Air Cargo Environment, SOP’s for Airport Security, Quality Control, Contingency Planning, Management response against Acts of Unlawful Interference.

Learn To Profile People

This 1 day workshop teaches the delegate basic profiling skills to understand the psychology of people regarding the way they behave and act. The methods will be discussed to eliminate “projection barriers” around you, how to analyse a person, recognize their “baseline’ profile”, observe their behavior at random times and the brainstorming of behavioral patterns and non-patterns. The facilitation will also enhance the delegate’s knowledge of how people vocalize towards others, analyzing people’s personal space and their inappropriate actions and eye movements. The course will also deal with the detection of lying. Video scenarios will be provided.

Passenger Handling

The course has been designed for new Airline Staff as a back ground to the Airline Industry. The new delegate will learn about the Industry Organizations, flight Schedules, Terminology within the Airlines ,Geography, 3 letter city and airport codes and geographical maps. The delegate will understand the Aircraft types, baggage concepts, such as weight - and piece concepts, Carry-on baggage and allowances for passengers. The student will learn the basic handling of Unaccompanied Minors/ Young passengers, Medical cases and other non-medical special request. They will also gain information regarding Frequent Flyer Programs. Discussions will take place on Passports, Visas, Health requirements , air tickets, boarding passes and other travel documentation in general. The importance of customer services will be included in the course.

Workplace Wellness related courses:

Human Factors

The Initial and/or Refresher course is a one day course. This course will explain the term Human Factors and how it can impact on the daily Operations. The delegate will be able to evaluate situations and recommend solutions for reducing and controlling human errors in the workplace. Teamwork is an important aspect of the course, and various pros and the cons will be discussed. The content will also include types of errors, the reasons for making these errors and how they can be prevented. Communication in the workplace, giving recognition and a positive attitude in the workplace plays a big role in this course.

Customer Skills

Always putting your customer at the centre of your business creates a service driven culture. The most successful businesses clearly understood this fact. This One-day customer service course will motivate participants to become more customer focused and more passionate about delivering outstanding service by understanding the logical and emotional motivations of a customer to continue using a service. The participants will learn how to become flexible communicators who are able to engage better with customers. Understand the difference between good and bad customer services and good and bad communication skills. This one-day program will energize your staff to deliver world class service that leaves customers with a lasting positive impression.

Basic Fire Fighting

In this very important course, we look at what fire is, the fire triangle, the causes of fire, fire prevention, how fire spreads, the different classes of fires, fire extinguishing mechanisms (such as suffocation, cooling, and the starvation of fuel), the different fire fighting options (CO2, DCP, water, foam, chemical), the pros and cons of the different fire fighting options, which fire fighting options may be used on what classes of fires, how to use a fire extinguisher, safety while fighting a fire, maintenance of fire fighting equipment, and various other fire-related aspects. This work-related skill applies at home as well.

First Aid Level 1

A colleague, a loved one or a stranger collapses to the ground. What do you do? We teach delegates a step by step approach to dealing with these situations. The treatment of the patient consists of 2 phases. Phase 1 covers the treatment of the unstable patient, phase 2 covers the treatment of a stable patient. We look into consent, treatment of children versus adults, full CPR, compressions only CPR, rescue breathing, the choking victim, how to stem aggressive blood loss, splinting of fractures, activation of Emergency Medical Services and so much more.

Substance Abuse: Employee

This is a one day workshop, which focuses on the South-African Cycle of Crime and Violence and on substance abuse in the workplace and SA Drug and Alcohol statistics. The delegate will have the understanding of the short and long term effects of drug and alcohol abuse, including Nyaope. The learner will identify the Process of Addiction, moving from social use to total addiction. Methods of how to stop and change the abuser’s addiction of drugs / alcohol and where to find help.

Substance Abuse: Managers

This is a one day workshop, which focuses on the South-African Cycle of Crime and Violence and on substance abuse in the workplace and SA Drug and Alcohol statistics. The delegate will have the understanding of the short and long term effects of drug and alcohol abuse, including Nyaope. The learner will identifying with the Process of Addiction, moving from social use to total addiction, the effect on the workplace, family life and warning signs and how a manager and supervisor can assist the employee with the problem. Discussions will take place on how to confront an employee with an substance abuse problem, what to do if illegal drugs are found at work and the correct processes.to assist with the prevention of such.

Trauma Debriefing

This workshop serves as trauma counselling after a traumatic incident, such as a hijacking, an armed robbery, a death of a colleague, etc. within the working environment. Traumatic events such as these can have a very negative impact on the psyche of the individual and this could end up having a negative impact on the moral of the team. This workshop focuses on dialogue circles and a restorative process that brings together individuals who wish to engage in healing, support, decision making, conflict resolution, trauma debriefing or other activities in which honest communication, relationship development, and integrity building are core desired outcomes.

Zero Tolerance: Crime Prevention

This is a creative workshop. It is an introduction to crime and violence prevention in the workplace and aims to build integrity and responsibility amongst participants by focussing on good citizenship in the work environment. This is established through the development of an understanding of the different levels of violence, the cycle of violence and impact of crime on the perpetrator, the victim and the workplace.

Leave A Legacy: Leadership

This 4 day course is developed to highlight the difference between having a management title or being a leader. It focuses on the characteristics, behavior, principles and moral integrity displayed by real leaders. In today’s highly competitive, fast moving business arena it is no longer good enough to simply have a management title; it is necessary for those in leadership/management positions to display true leadership qualities. Please note: The delegate will initially spend two days in the classroom. They will then return to the workplace for some practical application and will return to the classroom a week later for the remaining two days.

Managing HIV And AIDS In The Workplace

The one day workshop will focus on the National and International Legal Framework, preparing the workplace, prevention and Education. The delegate will learn re the De-Stigmatization and Non-discrimination of People with HIV/AIDS, inclusive of” Shattering Myths and Misconceptions”. Discussion will also focus on care and Support, Networking and Referral and Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting on the above.

Professional skills

During the one day workshop the learner will be able to deal and understand the basic rules of Office etiquette, office dress and the handling of difficult clients and personal issues. Discussions will take place, regarding Meeting etiquette, Telephone / cell phone etiquette, Bathroom and office etiquette. The course will also include unacceptable behavior at work, confidentiality of certain business aspects, communication skills and barriers, listening skills and how to check and clarify understanding.

Teambuilding Workshop

This one day Teambuilding Workshop focuses on positive adjustment to adversity. In the context of exposure to significant adversity (it can be crime / poverty / loss of a loved one, work and family related challenges, etc.), Resilience is both the capacity of individuals to navigate their way to the psychological, social, cultural, and physical resources that sustain their well-being. Workshop participants will be expected to complete a portfolio of evidence that will include giving back your own way – This is a group or individual assignment. Programme participants’ need to use their eco-maps to select one real need or lack of resources in their organization to address.

Telephone Skills

First Impressions are lasting Impressions, and typically such impressions are created over the telephone. A customer will evaluate your company by the tone and quality of the discussion. The 1-day Telephone Skills Course helps you to develop and master the techniques that will enhance your company’s image. The following content will be discussed: Communicate and use the telephone effectively, method of answering and managing a telephone, procedure to take messages. Emphasis will be put on the control of voice, pitch, pronunciation and slang language when speaking to Customers. The delegate will be made aware regarding “first impressions”, body language and the correct way to deal with customers and complaints. Roleplays will be conducted.

Time Management & Work Ethics

The course will assist the delegate with organising themselves in a better way and also their workplace for peak efficiency. The delegate will be able to understand the importance and make use of the best techniques for, setting ,achieving goals and the delegation thereof in general. Discussions will also take place regarding the control and delegation of tasks, not to derail the workplace productivity. The delegate will learn how to take care of stress, changing of their personal mind set and changes to improve their life style, as not to derail the workplace productivity.