Dangerous goods are substances and goods that pose a risk to safety, health property or the environment. These substances and goods become dangerous when they leave their packaging. As you can understand, it is necessary to prevent these substances and goods from leaving their packaging during transport.
All substances and goods have their own UN number. These songs are the same all over the world. Based on these UN numbers, it can be determined how these substances and goods should be packaged (packaging class 1, packaging class 2, packaging class 3), which labels should be on the box, what the maximum net weight / volume is what can be transported and via which aircraft it may be transported (Passenger and Cargo Aircraft of Cargo Aircraft Only). We can also arrange transport via road transport and sea freight with dangerous goods.
There are 9 different types of hazard classes. These are listed below in an overview for you:
Class 1: Explosive substances and objects
Class 2: Alleys
Class 3: Flammable liquids
Class 4.1: Biting solids, self-segregating substances & solid explosives in the non-explosive state
Class 4.2: Substances susceptible to spontaneous combustion
Class 4.3: Substances that emit flammable gases in contact with water
Class 5.1: Oxidising substances
Class 5.2: Organic peroxides
Class 6.1: Toxic substances
Class 6.2: Infectious substances
Class 7: Radioactive substances
Class 8: Sticking substances
Class 9: Miscellaneous hazardous substances and articles
REACH is the legislation that applies to the import, manufacture, distribution and use of chemicals. REACH stands for Registration Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals. The legislation is aimed at providing insight into the risks of dealing with these substances and limiting them where possible.
Our added value
TDL has the staff to help you check your shipment such as identifying the correct UN number (sometimes there are several hazardous substances/ goods mixed together which means that a different UN number must be linked to this mixture), checking that the correct labels are on the packaging and of course whether the hazardous substances or goods have been packaged correctly. Our staff is qualified in this by regularly following the desired training courses (Initial Transport of Dangerous Goods).
We would like to get in touch with you to explain our knowledge and expertise in this area.