What are Dangerous Goods?

Dangerous goods are substances that are corrosive, flammable, explosive, spontaneously combustible, toxic, oxidising or water-reactive. Petrol, LPG, paints, pesticides and acids are examples of commonly used dangerous goods.

Each type of these substances of dangerous goods all need to be stored differently with the other. When organising your items ready for packing and transport you need to take into consideration what its classification is. For example – Flammable liquids are not to be transported together with flammable gases. It’s best to separate all dangerous goods items into their specific classes. Once we have received them we will then be able to pack them accordingly. Failing to separate and declare all dangerous goods could result in severe fines, court proceedings and is law by Marine Order 41 (Carriage of dangerous goods) 2009 under the Navigation Act 2012.

You can easily download a quick guide via our ‘Downloads’ tab to better help you out with this. If you are unsure you can always call the office during trading hours and speak to Phil, our resident Dangerous Goods expert.