- The shipper is responsible for all aspects of packing.
- Most classes/divisions of dangerous goods are divided into three packing groups depending on the relative degree of danger they represent: I high danger, II medium danger and III low danger. This impacts the packing method and packaging specifications.
Dangerous Goods Regulations:
Dangerous goods and their maximum quantities, packaging, handling, marking and documentation requirements are specified in detail in the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), published annually by IATA. These regulations are based on the regulations from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO-TI), which are in turn derived from United Nations recommendations concerning the transportation of dangerous goods for all modes of transport.
When a shipment contains one or more of the dangerous substances from the above list, the carrier requires the shipper to complete and sign a Shipper`s Declaration for Dangerous Goods. This is a legal document declaring that the shipper has complied with all relevant regulations and instructions. It must be completed in duplicate and strictly following the detailed instructions given in IATA DGR 8.1.6.
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LIST OF DANGEROUS GOODS
The following are classified as dangerous goods:
Class 1 - Explosive substances
Division 1.1—Articles and substances having a mass explosion hazard.
Division 1.2—Articles and substances having a projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard.
Division 1.3—Articles and substances having a fire hazard, a minor blast hazard and/or a minor projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard.
Division 1.4—Articles and substances presenting no significant hazard.
Division 1.5—Very insensitive substances having a mass explosion hazard.
Division 1.6—Extremely insensitive articles which do not have a mass explosion hazard.
Usually not acceptable for air transportation.
Some substances/articles in divisions 1.3 and 1.4 are acceptable.
Division 2.1—Flammable gas
Division 2.2—Non-flammable, non-toxic gas
Division 2.3—Toxic gas
Class 3 - Flammable Liquids
Division 4.1—Flammable solid
Division 4.2—Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
Division 4.3—Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases.
Division 5.2—Organic peroxides
Division 6.1—Toxic substances
Division 6.2—Infectious substances
Class 7 - Radioactive materials
Class 8 - Corrosive substances
Class 9 - Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles, including Environmentally Hazardous Substances