What are Hazardous Goods?

Dangerous goods, often referred to as hazardous goods, are solids, liquids, gases or pure chemicals. They can be mixtures of substances or manufactured products, which can pose a risk to people, animals or the environment if not properly handled in use or in transportation. They are usually subject to various regulations in their manufacture, transportation and use.

Did you know that food flavouring, perfumes, chemicals and electronic equipment can be classed as Hazardous Goods?

Many everyday items are classed as Hazardous when being handled or transported. If you are thinking of sending such items you must check with the manufacturer. For more info visit www.hse.gov.uk

Transportation of Dangerous Goods is a risk when they are not correctly packed or handled. If the goods are hidden, declared incorrectly, left completely undeclared, packed or labelled incorrectly, health and safety is compromised.