CAIA’s popular Responsible Care® Transportation of Dangerous Goods Seminar coming up in Johannesburg and Durban

As part of its National Transport Month activities, the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA), presents its 2018 Responsible Care® Transportation of Dangerous Goods Seminar in Johannesburg and Durban during October.

The seminar is aimed at dangerous goods experts and all persons involved in the handling and transportation of dangerous goods in the chemical, transportation and allied industries as well as spill responders, environment insurers, students and academics in the transportation and logistics areas.

 “Transport Month is important for the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) and the chemical industry as we deal with the transportation of hazardous materials. These materials pose specific risks that make it essential for hauliers and logistics service providers to have management systems in place to identify and control these risks.

“Failure to do so can cause harm to people, animals, property and the environment in the event of an accident,” says Deidré Penfold, Executive Director of CAIA.

In 1994 CAIA launched the Responsible Care® Initiative in South Africa, the global chemical industry’s unique initiative to improve health, safety, security and environmental

performance and to communicate with stakeholders about products and processes.

CAIA members voluntarily sign the Responsible Care® Declaration, pledging to conduct all operations, including the transportation of hazardous materials, in a safe and

environmentally sustainable manner and to incorporate the Responsible Care® ethics and requirements into its business strategy, management system and daily operations.

“The 2018 Responsible Care® Transportation of Dangerous Goods Seminar is one of only a few events available, offering an opportunity to interact with experts from within both Government and the private sector,” says Penfold.

Presentation topics will cover the following:

  • An update on dangerous goods legislation
  • Road enforcement – Industry and Government Perspectives
  • Vehicle compliance
  • Understanding the risk of transporting dangerous goods
  • SQAS-AFRICA Management System Requirements
  • Driver training

The presenters were selected with the aim to reach as wide an audience as possible and will be confirmed closer to the event.

The Johannesburg seminar will take place on 16 October 2018 at The Country Club Johannesburg, 1 Napier Road, Auckland Park, Johannesburg. In Durban the event venue is at The Durban Country Club, Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Durban and the seminar date is 18 October 2018.

Registration fees are R1 500 for CAIA members, R1 700 for non-CAIA members and R800 for students. Al registration fees exclude VAT.

Kindly contact Brianna Kock ( for more information or to obtain a registration form.


A more detailed programme will be forwarded to participants once the speaker line-up has been confirmed.

07h45 – 08h30                        Registration and networking

08h30 – 08h40                         Welcome & introduction

08h45 – 10h10                         Presentations

10h15 – 10h30                         Refreshment break

10h35 – 12h15                         Presentations

12h20 – 13h30                         Lunch

13h35 – 16h15                         Presentations

16h30                                      Closure

Note to seminar participants:

  • Please complete the registration form in full and return to CAIA (
  • All registration forms must be submitted to CAIA no later than 9 October 2018.
  • Kindly contact CAIA should you have any queries regarding the seminar.
  • When registering more than one delegate, please complete a separate registration form for each delegate. Delegates will only be booked for the seminar once CAIA has received the registration form from the delegate. Confirmation of attendance will be sent once proof of payment has been received.
  • Payment must take place by 15 October 2018. Kindly forward proof of payment (i.e. a copy of the bank deposit or EFT payment) to, or fax on (011) 327 6348.
  • The CAIA office must be notified in writing of cancellations 48 hours prior to the training event. Cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the training, will be charged in full.

About CAIA

The South African chemical and allied industries are represented by the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) which has 164 members including chemical manufacturers, traders and industry service providers.

As an association that forms part of a worldwide network of chemical industry associations, CAIA seeks to promote the continuous improvement of performance in the safety, health and environmental arenas as well as to boost productivity and competitiveness of the chemical and allied industries in South Africa, thereby enhancing their sustainability.

Members are mainly big and medium size companies drawn from base chemicals, fertilizers, plastics in primary form, pesticides and other agricultural products, explosives and speciality chemicals. CAIA’s primary goals are to promote Responsible Care®, to earn public trust for the chemical industry, to improve the efficiency of its advocacy efforts, to support education initiatives in science, engineering and technology and to create maximum value for member companies.

The Association interacts with a number of employer bodies, the Chemical Industries’ Education & Training Authority, various professional societies and other associations representing sub-sections of the industry. CAIA is the custodian of the global Responsible Care® initiative, which was launched in South Africa in 1994. Through this initiative, companies make a formal public commitment to continuously improve their safety, health, and environmental performance.

CAIA operates through a board comprised of Chief Executive Officers of member companies, and the day-to-day running of the association is led by the Executive Director, Deidré Penfold.

About Responsible Care®

CAIA launched the Responsible Care® initiative in South Africa in 1994. This is the global chemical industry’s unique initiative to improve health, safety and environmental performance and to communicate with stakeholders about products and processes. In addition to this programme, CAIA provides linkages to sustainability in the chemical industries’ value chain through advocacy, training, support of educational drives in maths and science and the advancement of these concepts into sub-Saharan Africa.

CAIA is a member of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), the worldwide voice of the chemical industry, representing chemical manufacturers and producers all over the world and is recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). These international alliances allow the Association to source best practice in training, information, advocacy and legislative compliance.

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