Dangerous goods classes
Dangerous goods are separated into different classes which affect how you must package and transport them. If you’re only shipping limited quantities the rules aren’t as strict.
|Class||Type of material|
|1||Explosive substances and articles|
|2.1||Flammable gas (eg butane)|
|2.2||Non-flammable and non-toxic gases which could cause asphyxiation (eg nitrogen, helium, carbon dioxide) or oxidisers (eg oxygen)|
|2.3||Toxic gases (eg chlorine, phosgene)|
|3||Flammable liquids (eg lighter fluid, petrol)|
|4.1||Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and solid desensitised explosives|
|4.2||Substances liable to spontaneous combustion|
|4.3||Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases|
|9||Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles|
The consignor or sender is responsible for classifying, packaging and marking any dangerous goods to be transported.
You must be registered as a waste carrier to carry clinical waste, eg from a hospital or veterinary surgery. The Health and Safety Executive website has details of packaging and labelling of containers for clinical waste.