Pharma airfreight handling requires specific knowhow in order to comply with the international regulations, which is why Brussels Airport encourages and supports pharma specific training programs.
Pharma by Airfreight (CTC)
This one day training is offered by Cargo Training Center and aims to help organisations to prepare themselves to fulfil the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.
Some of the topics that are covered are the key business requirements, the organisational challenges, the range of packaging types, the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidlines and the key logistic trends for the coming years.
More information: http://www.cargotrainingcenter.be/training-programs/all-programs/pharma-airfreight-basic/
GDP for Airfreight Shipments (CTC)
This training is mandatory for managers and their staff in all areas of cargo operations where time and temperature sensitive shipments are handled.
In a four hours training you will be introduced in the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) for the airfreight industry and you will get to know all about the IATA CEIV Pharma program.
Topics that are covered include the different chapters of the GDP, an introduction to Chapter 17, an overview of the different packaging types and shipping methods, the impact of temperature changes during the different steps of the flight, the benefits of lane validation, the need for documentation and the ways in which you can contribute to delivering good pharmaceutical products to the patients.
The training is followed by a 30 minutes test.
More information: http://www.cargotrainingcenter.be/training-programs/all-programs/gdp-airfreight-shipments/
Diploma in Pharmaceutical Handling (IATA)
This IATA program provides qualifications in a wide range of specialisations in healthcare product handling and consists of four training courses: temperature sensitive cargo handling, temperature controlled container operations, risk management of temperature controlled cargo and audit and quality control of temperature sensitive cargo.
Throughout the program, IATA will assess in depth and on site your cool chain and pharmaceutical handling processes to have them comply with the actual standards and guidelines, review the pharmaceutical handling training status of your personnel, suggest ‘best practices’ and raise awareness of pharmaceutical handling requirements through training.
More information: http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/pharma/Documents/pharma-ceiv-brochure.pdf