How to transport dangerous goods

Documentation when moving dangerous goods


When dangerous goods are transported, the consignment must be accompanied by a transport document, declaring the description and nature of the goods. Documentation must be in accordance with the specifications set by the dangerous goods regulations applicable to the chosen mode of transport.

The transport document must be completed and signed by the consignor - ie the person or firm from whom the goods have been received for transport. Legislation contains an example of a multimodal dangerous goods transport document.

To move air cargo that is classified as dangerous a dedicated air transport document such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Shipper's Declaration of Dangerous Goods must be used.

Find out more about the Dangerous Goods Note.

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