Transport of Dangerous Goods
The transport of dangerous goods topic covers regulations, laws and supporting documents which aim to prevent accidents resulting in injury to persons, damage to property and the environment.
Regulatory Content Overview
Legislation for the transport of dangerous goods is directed toward businesses involved in the consignment, loading/ unloading, and carriage of dangerous goods by air, rail, road, and water.
Goods are considered hazardous if they are explosive, corrosive, flammable, toxic, or radioactive. Examples include:
- Lithium batteries
- Flammable liquids
- Gases and solids
- Substances liable to spontaneously combust
- Substances that emit flammable gases when in contact with water
- Oxidizing substances
- Toxic substances
- Corrosive substances
In the United States, such articles and substances are classified as hazmat or hazardous materials.
Legal duties normally apply to the consignor, carrier, driver, crew, packagers, fillers, loaders/unloaders, container operators, consignee, and dangerous goods safety advisers (DGSA).
Regulations concerning the transport of dangerous goods in C2P focus on:
- Classification of dangerous goods
- Labeling of dangerous goods according to the UN number system
- Packaging and tank provisions
- Consignment procedures, labeling, and marking of containers and vehicles
- Construction and testing of packaging, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), large packages and tanks
- Conditions of carriage, loading, unloading, and handling
- Vehicle crews, equipment, operation, and documentation
- Construction and approval of vehicles
Learn more about our Regulatory Coverage
Speak to one of our team today for more information on our regulatory content.