Upcoming Training Courses – 24th & 25th October 2013

Polar Ice would like to invite their customers to a Dry Ice Safety Training workshop. Our goal is to promote safety around dry ice in the workplace.
As part of this initiative Polar Ice are subsidising the cost and offering the first place FREE of charge. Should other colleagues wish to attend there is a charge of €250 per person. Places are limited to a max of 30 participants per day.

Training is in accordance with ICAO, IATA, and Irish Aviation Authority requirements.

Thursday 24th Oct, 9am – 5pm (IATA & Safety Training)
Friday 25th Oct, 10am – 1pm (Safety Training)

Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. See map and travel directions below


  • Risk Assessments
  • Properties of dry ice
  • Hazard identification and control
  • Storage of dry ice
  • Calculating oxygen level in a roomafter spillage of dry ice
  • Handling of dry ice
  • Using dry ice
  • Disposal of product and packaging
  • Transportation and despatch of dry ice
  • Despatch by air of biological
  • materials – General information
  • Despatch by air of products using dry ice as a refrigerant
  • Guidance on road and air packing lists
  • General Precautions
  • First Aid
  • Q&A Sessions


  • Define Dangerous Goods
  • Know the legal basis & origin of the current regulations
  • Understand the limitations for Dangerous Goods
  • Identify the Classes and Divisions of Dangerous Goods
  • Look for hidden hazards in cargo
  • Recognise the various types of packaging
  • Recognise and identify the hazard and handling labels
  • Recognise package use and specification markings
  • Ensure separation at all times between incompatible Dangerous Goods
  • Apply secure storage and loading procedures for Dangerous Goods
  • The requirement to report incidents, accidents and misdeclarations involving Dangerous Goods
  • The dangers associated with handling & storing Dry Ice
  • The importance of vented packaging for Dry Ice
  • The labeling & documentation required for shipments containing Dry Ice being transported as Airfreight.
  • Understand the need to protect people and other cargo when transporting Dry Ice

CERTIFICATE ISSUED ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION. If you are interested in participating in this course or if you have any queries please contact Denise Ryan on 057 862 3860 and quote your account
reference number. The course instructors are Mr. Roger Palmer, an independent consultant and dry
ice expert from AC&T UK, and IATA instructor Mr. Gerald Clifford, who has a long career in aviation
and is IAA, CAA (UK) and IATA approved.

Location of Polar Ice Ltd. Dry Ice Safety Training Course – Heritage Hotel Portlaoise
Map of Heritage Hotel Portlaoise

Travelling To Portlaoise on M7
Leave the M7 at junction 17, then at roundabout
take the 2nd exit onto the N80
(signposted Carlow, Tullamore)
Continue forward onto Abbeyleix Road – N80
Entering Portlaoise
At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Abbeyleix
Road – N80
At Abbeyleix Road roundabout take the 2nd exit
onto Abbeyleix Road – N80
(signposted Tullamore)
At Market Square roundabout take the 2nd exit
onto the N80
(signposted Tullamore)
Next right into Heritage Hotel.

Travelling To Portlaoise on N77
Follow same directions as M7 from junction 17 roundabout.

Travelling to Portlaoise on N80

From Carlow

Follow N80 through Portlaoise, afterMarket Square roundabout take next right into Heritage Hotel.

From Tullamore
Follow N80 into Portlaoise, After railway bridge take second left into Heritage Hotel.

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