What’s classified as dangerous goods?
…and how will it affect you with regards to packaging and transporting them? In this section, we will list out the types of material that are classified as Dangerous Goods (Hazardous Goods).
Note: If you are only going to ship limited quantities of dangerous (Hazardous) goods – then you’ll find the rules aren’t quite as strict.
Important things to know when you’re shipping dangerous goods:
The person who sends the goods (Consignor) is responsible for classifying, marking and packaging any dangerous goods that need to be transported.
Transportation of clinical waste: Before you can collect of deliver any type of clinical waste, you must first contact the Environment Agency and register as a waste carrier. We have also included a link to the Health and Safety so you can find many more details on the packaging and labelling of containers Click here to go to the Health and Safety website
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Table of classifications for dangerous goods
Type of Material
Explosive substances & Articles
Flammable Gas (Such as Butane)
Non-flammable & non toxic gases, which could cause asphyxiation (Such as: nitrogen, helium, carbon dioxide) or Oxidisers (Such as: oxygen)
Toxic Gasses which could cause asphyxiation (Such as: chlorine, phosgene)
Flammable Liquids (Such as a lighter, petrol or diesel)
Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and solid desensitised explosives
Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases
Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles