POLICY ON THE TRANSPORT OF DGR
Georgian Airlines is authorized by GCAA to transport dangerous goods by air. The transport of dangerous goods must be performed according to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and/or the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284- AN/905). Georgian Airlines ensures that no person offers or accepts dangerous goods for transport by air unless the person has been trained and the goods are properly classified, documented, certificated, described, packaged, marked, labelled and in a fit condition for transport as required by the Technical Instructions. Dangerous goods are articles or substances which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment and which are shown in the list of dangerous goods in the Dangerous Goods Regulations or which are classified according to these Regulations.
GEORGIAN AIRLINES RESPONSIBILITY
Dangerous goods shall not be carried on GEORGIAN AIRLINES aircraft without an approval by GCAA except those items listed in paragraph 126.96.36.199. Georgian Airlines and its handling agents are responsible for the acceptance, inspection, storage, loading, and provision of information.
Basic requirement for transportation of dangerous goods is the permanent approval by GCAA which will be reflected on the Georgian Airlines Air Operator Certificate. For occasional transports an approval may be issued from time to time. In order to maintain the approval for the transport of dangerous goods GEORGIAN AIRLINES must comply with the following requirements:
• All relevant documents for ground handling, aircraft handling, and training will contain information and instructions on dangerous goods
• Procedures must be at hand to ensure the safe handling of dangerous goods at all stages of air transport.
• Adequate training must have been given to all staff who are either engaged in the transport of dangerous goods or who may come into contact with them during their duties.
It is Georgian Airlines responsibility that only those dangerous goods will be transported which are labelled and marked according to the IATA/ICAO regulations.
CATEGORIES OF DANGEROUS GOODS
Georgian Airlines shall not accept DGs unless:
• The package, overpack or freight container has been inspected in accordance with the acceptance procedures in the ICAO Technical Instructions and/or IATA DGR;
• Except when otherwise specified in the Technical Instructions, they are accompanied by two copies of a DGs transport document.
• The English language is used for:
GA cargo department or the respective handling agent shall use an acceptance checklist. It shall allow for all relevant details to be checked and shall be in such form that will allow recording of the results by manual, mechanical or computerized means.
The Company is committed to operate according to the highest safety standards. To achieve this goal, it is imperative to have uninhibited reporting of all accidents, incidents, events, hazards, risks and other information that may compromise the safe conduct of our operations. To this end, every staff member is warmly encouraged to, and responsible for, reporting any safety-related information. Reporting is free of any form of reprisal. The main purpose of reporting is risk control and accident and incident prevention, not the attribution of blame. No action will be taken against any staff member who discloses a safety concern through the reporting system, unless such disclosure reveals, beyond any reasonable doubt, an illegal act, gross negligence, or a deliberate or willful disregard of regulations or procedures. Our method for collecting, recording and disseminating safety information guarantees the protection to the extent permissible by law, of the identity of those who report safety information.