Guide

Safe transport of goods and materials

Introduction

Businesses which transport goods, materials and wastes need to take a range of steps to ensure that materials aren't damaged in transit and that any health, safety and environmental risks are minimised.

There are specific legal duties you must comply with if you transport hazardous goods and certain other items, including food, animals and wastes.

This guide sets out some key steps for reducing the risks involved in transporting goods and materials. It also explains your legal responsibilities when you're transporting dangerous or hazardous materials.