Transferring Dangerous Goods..? Here Are Tips For Your Packaging

Before going into details, we need to understand the definition of a Dangerous Good. It defines items or materials that have hazardous properties. If not controlled or packed well, it can prove to be a potential hazard.
Dangerous goods are subject to environmental protection regulations. So to avoid accidents, you need to know how to transport these goods.

What falls under the dangerous goods category..?

You need to appraise what falls under the class of hazardous goods. Dangerous goods are everywhere near you. The list isn’t limited under categories like :

‚óŹSupermarkets etc.
Here are a few typical hazardous goods examples for you to get the vibe.
‚óŹFireworks, Explosives, or ammunition.
‚óŹFlammable liquids like acetone or petrol.
‚óŹInflammable gases like LPG. Non-flammable gases like nitrogen or helium. Toxic gases like ammonia or nitric acid.
‚óŹInfectious substances like pesticides or cyanides.
‚óŹGoods of mixed classes.
‚óŹCorrosive Substances like hydrochloric acid or others like dry ice.

How to choose the best packaging company for your transport

While transporting dangerous goods, safety issues are the most crucial factor. You need to select a trustworthy and reliable company for dangerous goods packaging. We have lined up a few tips for you. It will help your decision in the process.

Know the classification of packaging

Hazardous goods usually classified into three groups. It depends on the degree of danger they show:

‚óŹGroup I: high danger packaging
‚óŹGroup II: medium danger packaging
‚óŹGroup III: low danger packaging.

Make sure that the company you choose follows the protocols of safe packaging.

Tracking or Surveillance System

Be sure that the transport company provides you with tracking numbers. Ask questions about their surveillance system. A good company is capable of tracking and tracing the shipment of your dangerous goods.

Protection of your Goods

Check if the transport company has reliable insurance schemes and policies. You need to make sure that your goods get protection from any unavoidable accidents. The policy should be enough to cover any loss you might suffer.

Legal Procedures and Documentations

Ensure that the company is legally licensed and has the power to transport goods at a national level. Not having a service license might end up with heavy penalties for you.

The company should have substantial experience in legal procedures and paperwork.

Suitable packaging for dangerous goods

The packing materials used by the company should be of appropriate materials like drums or cartons. The packing materials must be free from unrelated labels.

Take photographs of before and after of your packaging. This will help later on in case you need to claim a refund or accidental policy.

Dangerous goods packaging gets harmed by condensation, water leakage, or moisture. So your packing materials must be wind-proof and watertight.

Let the transport company label your goods in the inner and outer packaging.


The transport of dangerous goods has its own set of risks for humans and animals alike. To avoid it entirely, it is best to carry the flow of guidelines set by the government. Make sure that the transport company you hire is well recommended. It should follow the necessary instructions for Packaging, Classifications, Documentation, Emergency Responses, and Handling.


Nishi Singh is a professional journalist and editor in New Delhi. She has studied Mass Communication from National Institute of Mass Communication.