When it comes to safely transporting hazardous goods, Express Van stands as your trusted partner.

As seasoned specialists in the transportation of dangerous materials, we understand the critical importance of proper classification, marking, and packaging for secure transit.

Dangerous goods classification

Transporting hazardous goods safely is like a universal language for everyone involved in the process. It’s like putting these items into categories that match their potential risks. These include:

  1. Explosives
  2. Flammable gases
  3. Non-flammable/non-toxic gases
  4. Toxic gases
  5. Flammable liquids
  6. Flammable solids
  7. Oxidizing substances
  8. Organic peroxides
  9. Toxic substances
  10. Infectious substances
  11. Radioactive materials
  12. Corrosive substances

Navigating potential risks

A crucial facet of adhering to safe practices entails appointing a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA). This appointment aligns with the mandates of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, ensuring compliance across your business operations.

The road to secure transport

Prior to embarking on the journey of transporting hazardous materials, meticulous risk assessment and accurate classification are paramount. Evident warning signs must grace the exterior of the transporting vehicle, reinforcing awareness.

Our drivers, well-versed in the nuances of dangerous goods transportation, undergo rigorous training. This equips them to navigate the roads with confidence while ensuring they possess the knowledge to manage unforeseen situations adeptly.

Preparing for the voyage

The consignor shoulders the responsibility of:

  1. Identifying Risks and Hazards
  2. Accurate Marking, Classification, and Packaging
  3. Equipping the Courier with Essential Information

Unlock more insights

Delve into a world of secure hazardous goods transportation by connecting with our specialised team at Express Van Logistics. You can contact us here or get a quote today.