A guide for shipping dangerous (Hazardous) goods 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 10:15

Due to the growing International concerns of acts of terrorism, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe have put in place the: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road

This guide to shipping dangerous (Hazardous) goods is split into nice, easy, manageable chunks! It’s a comprehensive guide to help you understand the rules for transporting dangerous goods. Why not bookmark it, or ‘like’ the page on facebook so that you can use it as a step by step reference guide in the future?

IMPORTANT NOTE: Sam’s Transport & Hazardous Goods have taken every effort to ensure that this guide was written responsibly. Therefore, we would like to make clear that whilst this information will simplify some of the rules, you should seek official advice before taking any actions.

First up, let’s have a quick overview of some of the things you may need if you’re thinking of transporting dangerous goods.

Training for your staff.

You will need to ensure that your staff have (of receive) the appropriate training to ensure that they follow the rules when they pack and label them.
You may also need to have your own Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA)

Packaging & labelling your goods.

You must ensure that your dangerous goods are packaged and labelled in the correct way. If you have your own Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser, they will be able to tell you this. 


1. Dangerous Goods Overview

2. What’s Classified as Dangerous Goods?

3. Packaging Dangerous Goods

4. What’s a DGSA?

5. Different Transport: Different Rules

6. Transporting limited quantities

7. Enforcing & reporting | How to

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