HONG Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has become the first cargo terminal operator in Hong Kong to achieve IATA's new Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) Center Certification.
Hactl has been an IATA Accredited Training School (ATS) since 2003, offering training both for its own staff and those of third parties including airlines, freight forwarders, industry organisations and educational institutions.
Following an agreement by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel in September 2019, IATA Dangerous Goods training has been evolving from traditional learning to the new, skills-based competency-based training and assessment format.
The 63rd edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) includes guidance on competency-based training and assessment (CBTA), which becomes mandatory from January 1, 2023.
Having received both CBTA Corporate and CBTA Provider accreditations, Hactl is certified to continue providing DGR training to employees, as well external clients.
Hactl CE Wilson Kwong: "We are proud to receive this confirmation of Hactl's new certification, and that we are the first cargo terminal operator in Hong Kong to comply with the new standard.
"While our comprehensive knowledge, experience and resources in DGR training gave us an excellent foundation, it has been necessary for us to further enrich some aspects of our training programmes in order to meet CBTA's more precise and comprehensive definitions of the various Dangerous Goods job functions."