If you are moving dangerous goods and hazardous materials by air, sea, road, rail, you must pack and transport them according to international regulations.

The UN Model Regulations put the rules on the different transportation methods into a classification system. This system assigns each dangerous substance or article a class that defines the type of danger the substance presents. The packing group (PG) then further classifies the level of danger according to PG I, PG II or PG III.

Together, class and PG dictate how you must package, label and carry dangerous goods, including inner and outer packaging, the suitability of packaging materials, and the marks and label they must bear.

International regulations govern the carriage of dangerous goods by air, sea, road, rail

For more information on exporting dangerous goods please contact on info@asmfreight.co.uk


Accessible Dangerous Goods

Class 1: Explosives (Like fireworks or flares)
Class 2.1: Flammable gas (Like aerosols or camping gas)
Class 2.2: Non-flammable gas/non-toxic gas (Like compressed oxygen)
Class 2.3: Toxic gas (Like carbon monoxide)
Class 3: Flammable liquids (Like solvents or paints)
Class 4.1: Flammable solids (Like matches)
Class 4.2: Substances liable to spontaneous combustion (Like phosphorus)
Class 4.3: Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gas (Like calcium carbide)
Class 5.1: Oxidizers (Like fertiliser)
Class 5.2: Organic Peroxides (Like fibreglass repair kits)
Class 8: Corrosives (Like bleach or drain cleaner)

Inaccessible Dangerous Goods

Class 6.1: Toxic substances (Like pesticides)
Class 6.2: Infectious substances (Like blood tests or medical trials)
Class 7: Radioactive material (Like smoke detectors)
Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous goods substances and articles (Like airbags, magnets, telephones or laptops)