IMDG Code for Windows FAQs



IMDG Code FAQs


1  Which amendment of the IMDG Code should I use?
2  Which version do I use during a transition year?
3  What's new in Amendment 38-16?
4  When does Amendment 38-16 become mandatory?
5  What if I need help in understanding or interpreting the content of the IMDG Code?
6  What are the differences between IMDG Code for Windows, IMDG Code on the Web and IMDG Code for Intranet?
7  What is IMDG Code e-learning?
8  How can I get the dangerous goods list data?
9  I am distributor, how do I login?


IMDG Code Frequently Asked Questions
1. Which amendment of the IMDG Code should I use?

37-14 and older
All amendments prior to 37-14 are no longer valid or supported. If you are still using one of these older amendments you are strongly advised to upgrade to Version 13 corresponding to Amendment 38-16.

37-14
Amendment 37-14 may be used from 01 January 2015, becomes mandatory on 01 January 2016 and may be used until 31 December 2017.

38-16
Amendment 38-16 may be used voluntarily from 01 January 2017 and becomes mandatory on 01 January 2018. 2017 is a transition year.

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2. Which version do I use during a transition year?

A transition year is when IMDG Code amendments overlap, and operational use of either amendment is permitted, subject to each National Administrations adoption.

Click here to see the amendment cycle

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IMDG Code Frequently Asked Questions
3. What's new in Amendment 38-16?

Click here to see a summary of changes

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4. When does Amendment 38-16 become mandatory?

Amendment 38-16 can be used from 01 January 2017, becomes mandatory on 01 January 2018 and is valid until 31 December 2019.

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5. What if I need help in understanding or interpreting the content of the IMDG Code?

Contact your own National Competent Authority. Details are in IMDG Code 7.9.3. Hint: enter 7.9.3 into the Find box and press Enter. Scroll down the list of countries until you find your own National Competent Authority details.

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6. What are the differences between IMDG Code for Windows, IMDG Code on the Web and IMDG Code for Intranet?

There are two main factors that should help you decide which product suits your requirements:

  • Number of anticipated users
  • Method of access (e.g. via the internet)

IMDG Code for Windows
This is the traditional solution for single users who need frequent and guaranteed access. Perhaps you need to travel and would like to access the product from a laptop. IMDG Code for Windows is a stand-alone product installed locally on your computer. Each computer on which it is installed must be licenced and is activated with an activation code.

For ease of maintenance and updating, the product can be on a network share and accessed by networked computers, but each networked computer requires an activation code.

IMDG Code for Intranet
In some cases the method of access will be the main criteria for determining which product meets the requirements of your organisation. For example, if you are a medium sized business/large organisation and your end users have no internet access you may consider hosting the IMDG Code on your own intranet server.

IMDG Code on the Web
For occasional use from any location, provided an internet connection is present, IMDG Code on the Web provides an economical way of accessing the IMDG Code. Several users can share the same "username", but only one user at a time.

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7. What is IMDG Code e-learning?

IMDG Code e-learning is a training package for shore-side staff involved in the handling and transport of dangerous goods by sea. We offer several levels of training.

For further information please visit www.imdge-learning.com

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8. How can I get the dangerous goods list data?

For further information please visit IMDG Code DGL Data

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9. I am distributor, how do I login?

Click here to login.

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