ITCO launches tank container e-learning course, 8 December 2016
ITCO, the International Tank Container Organisation, has
launched its first e-learning course. The course provides
measurable learning on the safe, competent and efficient use of
tank containers, offering general awareness about the operation of
portable tanks as prescribed by IMDG (International Maritime
Dangerous Goods). In addition, it gives users the knowledge to
progress to function-specific training. The course has been
developed by ITCO and produced by Exis Technologies, a leader in
online courses for the transport industry.
Heike Clausen, ITCO president, commented: "ITCO promotes tank
containers as a safe, cost-efficient and flexible mode of
transport. Through various publications and events we provide
guidance to further increase the safe and competent handling of
tank containers. I'm very proud that we can now offer a new
information and education channel, ITCO's first tank container
Tank Container e-learning is intended for anyone involved in the
tank container business, including shippers, operators, carriers,
lessors, surveyors, depot service providers. It will be
particularly relevant for:
- Those with a direct responsibility in the operation or
management of tank containers. It provides a firm grounding
in order to progress to more advanced training, either online or
classroom based, to meet the specific functions of such
- Those who may not be directly involved with tank containers,
but for whom general awareness about the operation of portable
tanks may benefit both the individual and the company.
The course comprises four modules, as follows: a background to
the tank container industry; components of the tank and their use;
regulations appertaining to the tank; tank operations and depot
services (including inspection, cleaning, repair and testing).
Each module is divided into elements that provide guidance on
the different aspects of the safe operation of tank containers.
Each element is designed to meet specific learning objectives and
is maintained, so far as is applicable, in line with the latest
IMDG Code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) Amendment
concerning the operation of portable tanks.
There are tests at the end of each element to ensure that a good
understanding of the course content is being gained as the student
progresses through it. Students take the course at their own
pace or within a set timeframe and can monitor their own progress
as they proceed. Element test scores build towards a final
course completion score and a course completion certificate is
automatically generated which can be printed out and kept as a
The course is available for the web or as SCORM* (learning
management system) compliant content packages for national,
regional or global training programs. Courses can be set up
on a course administrator system for in-house management of
training on a local, regional or global basis. The course
administrator can configure courses, set pass marks and timeframes
for completion and monitor progress.
The course is available as of today, 8 December 2016. The cost
of the course is 100 GBP.
Further information and course purchasing is available at: www.tankcontainer-elearning.com.
*The internationally recognised collection of standards and
specifications for web-based e-learning