Dangerous goods (DG) are materials that, due to their characteristics, can constitute a risk to people, animals or the environment. The involvement of DG in an accident could lead to fires, explosions and the release of toxic gases, producing serious consequences to human health and the environment.
In order to diminish risks, the transport of dangerous goods (TDG) in Europe is subjected to different regulations with the constant raising need for educated and skilled personnel.
The main aims and specific objectives of the project are:
– To identify key risks of the transport of dangerous goods (TDG) by road in WB partner countries according to different regulations;
– To improve existing and develop new curricula for undergraduate and master studies in accordance with Bologna requirements and national accreditation standards implementing new subjects studying the TDG by road. These subjects should cover both provisions concerning dangerous goods and provisions concerning transport equipment and transport operations.
– To establish Training Centers within WB HEIs.
The most important results of the project will be the modernization of the existing curricula in the part related to the TDG and the handling of DG at all WB partner institutions. Among other things, the curriculum should increase students’ awareness of the dangers that can occur when dangerous goods are transported and handled improperly.
Direct beneficiaries of the project include 116 trained teaching staff, 120 enrolled students, 240 trained TDG professionals and the wider community (TDG stakeholders, public institutions, scientific community etc.)
Type and number of outputs include 8 new/modernized study programs, 45 newly implemented TDG related courses, 8 new labs.