When looking for dangerous goods packaging suppliers, it can be very easy to make a mistake when transporting and storing your hazardous and dangerous goods. The right type of packaging is crucial for ensuring the quality of the product inside. But once you have chosen the right type of packaging, things can still go wrong. Was the metal packaging you choose certified? Was it packed and labelled correctly? To help out, here are the main mistakes to avoid when searching for dangerous goods packaging suppliers.
Not Choosing Certified Packaging
You’ve managed to find a steel drum to transport your dangerous cargo; but is it the right certification? It can be very easy to overlook the certification requirements when transporting certain dangerous goods. Certain types of dangerous products need certain types of certified packaging. This is because certified packaging and its material have been tested for issues such as tearing, compression, dropping, stacking and more. When looking for a packaging supplier, make sure they use certified packaging that is UN Dangerous Goods approved for packaging groups III and II.
Not Properly Labelling The Packaging
This is another mistake that can easily slip by due to human error. When transporting dangerous goods such as chemicals, each packaging needs to be correctly and clearly labelled as to its relevant hazard class by the GHS (Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals). Each time you dispatch dangerous goods you must also include a manifest. This will not only list all the dangerous contents that are being shipped but also will include all mandatory information such as important information about all hazardous material, relevant emergency and first aid procedures, any precautionary safety measures and more.
Not Following The Correct Regulations
Just like when we travel on holiday, there are many different forms of transport when shipping dangerous goods from one place to another. The mode of transportation you choose is important, not just for a time and logistical purposes but also for the regulations that it follows. Whether you choose to send your hazardous shipment via land, air, sea, road or rail, it must meet the regulations required for that form of transportation, as regulations vary from state to state. For example, if you are using land transport to send your dangerous goods, then you will need to consult the ADG (Australian Dangerous Goods Code) as it will contain all the necessary requirements and obligations under that particular regulation.
Not Choosing The Right Packaging
Not choosing the right shape of packaging for the type of dangerous goods you are sending can be a costly mistake. The contents need to be protected, especially dangerous and hazard contents, so the type of packaging is extremely important. For dangerous liquids including oils, paints, thinners and other flammable liquids, metal packaging such as a closed head drum is ideal for providing maximum protection and an airtight seal throughout its lifespan.
Keep these tips in mind when you are looking for dangerous goods packaging suppliers and avoid these simple yet costly mistakes.