IATA Dangerous Goods Packing Services

IATA Dangerous Goods Packing Service

(Note: we pack dangerous goods for tranport by air, road, rail or sea)


The Department for Transport (DfT) are the responsible Government Department that licenses export packers (such as ourselves) to handle and pack various categories of hazardous, or dangerous goods. Clearly, any goods of this type that are scheduled for transport must be packed and certified as safe by a trained operator who is licensed to carry out this work in accordance with all relevant safety regulations.

On a day to day basis, airline operators will only accept DG complying with the International Air Transport Association's Dangerous Goods 'Regulations' (IATA DGR), see:   IATA Dangerous Goods  for more information

UN Approved Packing Receptacles

The UN specifies the type of packaging that must be used to ship certain Hazardous Goods by road, rail, sea or air. Export Packing Services has access to a wide range of such approved packaging and will ensure that the goods you want to ship are properly contained within a UN approved receptacle and marked according to the contents. Please feel free to contact us for help and advice if you need to ship hazardous Goods of any kind.

Carriage by ROAD

Regulation is via the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). Get more information from the Health & Safety Executive relating to DG's road transport.

Carriage by RAIL

The carriage of dangerous goods by rail is governed by Appendix C of the Convention Covering International Carriage by Rail - International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail. The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended) apply in Great Britain. Get more information about, Dangerous Goods rail transport

Carriage by SEA

The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code provides guidance on transporting dangerous goods by sea. See: Maritime & Coastguard Website

Carriage by AIR CARGO

The International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Technical Instructions are an internationally agreed set of provisions governing the requirements for transporting dangerous goods by air. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) publishes the Dangerous Goods Regulations in accordance with the ICAO technical instructions. You can get more information about Dangerous Goods air transport regulations from the CAA website

Packing of Hazardous Goods for Export