Any article or substance which is capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety or to property when transported by air.
Before shipper exports a package of Dangerous Goods, he must:-
Ensure that his employees are trained in the dangerous good regulations
Identify the dangerous goods from the non-dangerous goods
Check if the dangerous goods can be shipped by air or is forbidden (prohibited)
Classify, pack, mark, label and document the dangerous goods according to the IATA (International Air Transport Association) regulations
Classes of Dangerous Goods
Dangerous goods are divided into 9 Classes according to the type of danger:-
Class 1 – Explosives e.g bullets, fireworks
Class 2 – Gases e.g. oxygen, ammonia
Class 3 – Flammable Liquid e.g. petrol, paint
Class 4 – Flammable Solid e.g. matches, lighters
Class 5 – Oxidisers & Organic Peroxides
Class 6 – Toxic & Infectious Substances e.g. pesticides, biological specimen
Class 7 – Radioactive Material e.g. uranium
Class 8 – Corrosives e.g. acid, alkalis
Class 9 – Miscellaneous e.g. dry ice, vehicle, battery, magnets
Dangerous goods cannot be transported in envelopes, flyers and mail bags.
Prohibited by Law
No service shall be rendered by the carrier in the transportation of any shipment which is prohibited by law or regulation of any federal, state, or local government in the origin or destination countries.
Right of Inspection
The carrier reserves the right to open and inspect any package tendered to it for transportation.
Refusal of Packages
The carrier reserves the right to refuse any package which by reason of the dangerous or any other character of its contents is liable, in the judgement of the carrier, to soil, taint, or otherwise damage other merchandise or equipment, or which is economically or operationally impracticable to transport, or which is improperly packed or wrapped