Obtain a completed forwarding instruction, including an
adequate description of the cargo, marks/numbers and a
definite answer to the Dangerous Goods clause.
Respond to the Dangerous Goods clause.
- Ensure that you understand the
description of contents provided by the shipper.
If unsure about the nature of the cargo, call the
shipper for verification.
- Check that the description is not a
known Dangerous Goods commodity
- Explosive (ammunitions, flares)
- Flammable liquids (fuels, flavourings, essential
oils, printing ink
- Gases, Toxic, Flammable, Corrosive (aerosols, gas
- Flammable solids (matches)
- Oxidising Substances (peroxides,
- Toxic Substances (agricultural products such
- Infections Substances (medical shipments,
- Radioactive Substances
- Corrosive Substances (acids, cleaning products,
- Magnetised materials (audio speakers), Internal
Combustion engines (motor vehicles, generators etc),
Life Rafts, Lithium Batteries
- Check any commodity showing a chemical name.
Refer to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
If you are unsure, check with someone who knows.
- Verify the appearance of the cargo with the
warehouse staff or driver prior to lodgment. Any
cargo exhibiting hazard labels or UN/ID numbers
should be delivered to the warehouse for further
investigation prior to export.
- Confirm that the shipper understands their
responsibilities under the IATA Dangerous Goods
Regulations. A shipper must provide 2 original
copies of the completed IATA Dangerous Goods
Declaration and offer the goods for transport
packaged and labelled according to the IATA
Dangerous Goods Regulations.
- If the shipper is unfamiliar with the export of
- Recommend the completion of a
Dangerous Goods Acceptance Course
- Advise the shipper that there are
specialist dangerous goods companies that are
authorised to complete the documentation, packaging
and labelling requirements on behalf of shippers.
Shipper Signed DG Declaration
l - DG Specialist Signed DG Declaration
If you answer NO to any question on the CHECK SHEET,
the shipment MUST be HELD UNTIL the discrepancy has been
resolved with the DG Specialist. (Keep records in the
- Deliver goods to DG Specialist
(Dangerous Goods Management or Dangerous Goods
- Obtain a copy of the DG
- Complete a DG Check on both
Documents and Cargo prior to lodgement or at the
- Sign and date the check sheet
(keep a copy in the file)