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TRGS 520: Basic Course for the Acquisition of the Necessary Skills for the Handling of Dangerous Waste

gefährliche Abfälle in AbfallsammelstelleTRGS 520 is for the construction and the operation of stationary and mobile collection points and for interim storage facility for dangerous waste.  

For each collection point and for each interim storage facility, a reliable and experienced expert has to be chosen to be the responsible person and a substitute person that is respectively qualified. Due to safety reasons, a collection point has to be occupied by at least two persons as long as it is in operation. At least one of these persons has to fulfill the requirements of an expert.  

These experts have to have the required skills for the identification of dangers and for the necessary protection measures. The skills can be proved as acquired by participating successfully in a course according to appendix 3 of TRGS 520. In this three-day basic course, you are taught the necessary skills in handling dangerous waste. The course closes with a final exam (multiple choice questions).

Seminar schedule:

07.-09.01.2019  Hannover
11.-13.03.2019  Nürnberg
06.-08.05.2019  Düsseldorf
01.-03.07.2019  München
19.-21.08.2019  Berlin
14.-16.10.2019  Hamburg

Inhouse seminar on request


  • The seminar is held according to the demands of TRGS 520 – basic training course for the acquisition of the appropriate skills for handling dangerous waste.
    1.      Properties and effects of dangerous waste
    -          Toxic properties
    -          Symptoms of poisoning, antidote
    -          Dangerous reactions, dangers of common storage
    -          Presentation of simple test methods and rapid test
    -          Ignition temperatures, explosion areas, fire behavior
    -          Limit values for hazardous substances
    2.      Legislation and professional association rules
    -          Law on hazardous substances, technical rules on hazardous substances
    -          Guidelines for explosion protection
    -          Regulation on hazardous goods roads and railroad, ADR agreement, exceptions
    -          Recycling and waste management, proof order, TA waste
    -          Federal pollution protection law
    -          Administrative violations
    -          Criminal code
    3.      Collection methods for hazardous waste in small quantities
    4.      Workplace supervision, gas testing methods
    -          Selection of appropriate equipment and methods, e.g. test tubes, explosimeters
    -          Handling
    -          Sources of error
    5.      Personal safety equipment
    -          Respiratory protection
    -          Protective clothing
    6.      Emergency measures in the case of an accident with dangerous or unidentified waste
    7.      Presentation and discussion of collection methods as well as occurred accidents
    8.      Pronunciation
    9.      Exam

This seminar lasts 3 days.

  Your benefits

  • In this 3-day basic seminar, you will gain the necessary skills regarding the handling of dangerous waste. The seminar will close with an exam (multiple choice questions).      

   This seminar is important for:

  • Employees of waste collection points

  • Persons who have to provide evidence of expert knowledge according to TRGS 520

  • Health and safety officer


  • Bremen

  • Dusseldorf

  • Dresden

  • Frankfurt / Main

  • Cologne

  • Hanover

  • Munich

  • Nuremberg

  • Potsdam

  • Stuttgart

   This seminar can also be booked as an inhouse seminar.

   Your investment

  • Costs per participant: 750.00 € excluding VAT (892,50 € including 19% tax)

  • Services included:
    detailed seminar documents, examination fee, daytime catering with coffee breaks, beverages, lunch