Stadium Packing News
Hazardous Cargo Is No Threat
2 April 2012
Stadium Packing has a team of specialists qualified to make, pack and sign off packages for transportation across land, sea and air - something that can only be done by authorised professionals.
It has packed a variety of goods including explosive emergency flares for ships and less obvious hazardous goods such as lights for life jackets.
Goods, articles and substances are defined as hazardous if they are deemed as posing a risk to people, property or environment. Regulations are set by the United Nations (UN) - the Dangerous Goods Regulations - providing structured procedures for operators and shippers who pack and transport articles and substances containing hazardous properties.
The team at Stadium is trained and qualified under the regulating bodies to authorise the packing and transportation of hazardous goods.
All hazardous goods are identified by a specific UN number and group - such as explosives, flammable liquids and toxic substances - as well as sub definitions, including a class reference and packing group. The goods must travel with a dangerous goods note, which identifies to the carrier and relevant parties that they are hazardous, as well as providing details of the hazard.
The qualified team identifies how cargo should be packed - according to contents, mode of transport, where the goods are being transported to, quantity and size - as well as preparing the dangerous goods note.
Tony Dance, Stadium Packing Services sales co-ordinator is one of a number of people in the company qualified to sign off hazardous packages. He said: "This is a highly regulated business and it is essential to use the right service to ensure the safe transportation of goods. The team at Stadium has over 25 years' experience in providing tailored packing for hazardous goods.
"It is a team effort to get a product to the end-customer in perfect condition."
Contact Andrew Lambert MDA on 01670 785 000 / 07515 350 110