Purpose

To ensure that all materials (including wastes and nominally empty packages) of whatever quantity that are despatched from a site and which are defined as dangerous goods for transport, have been recognised as such and have been:

  1. classified and appropriately identified, ie allocated a Class/Division, United Nations number (UN number) and Proper Shipping Name (PSN) and Packing Group (PG) (if applicable)

  2. contained, ie packaged or contained in a suitable tank/tanker or bulk vehicle

  3. labelled and/or marked

  4. advised in advance to the carrier, where applicable

  5. fully and correctly documented

  6. loaded, segregated and secured, where applicable

  7. placarded and vehicle marked, where applicable

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