Update May 2020

As various details in this guide are now out of date, operators should refer to our Dangerous Goods page or directly contact the regulatory agencies for the latest information.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

  • UN Recommendations
  • Common Dangerous Goods
  • Air and Sea Dangerous Goods Codes
  • New Zealand Transport Legislation
  • Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act
    • Aerosols
  • Significant Changes in Dangerous Goods Codes

Requirements common to all transport codes

  • Consignment Procedures – Key Points
  • Identifying Dangerous Goods – Key Points
  • Proper Shipping Name
  • Packaging
    • New Zealand approvals
    • Land transport
    • Air transport
    • Sea transport
    • HSNO
    • Packaging Selection – Key Points
  • Marking and labelling
  • Segregation
  • Documentation – Key Points
    • Comparison of the documentation requirements
  • Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities
  • Consumer Commodities
  • Requirements for Small Quantities
  • Empty Containers
  • Aerosols

Exported Dangerous Goods

  • Australia
  • North America
  • Canada
  • Europe

Differences between modes

  • Packaging Instructions
    • UN Recommendations
    • Air and Sea
    • Land
    • Comparison of package size limitations
    • Small Packages – land transport only
  • Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities
    • Packaging
  • Consumer Commodities
  • Special Provisions
  • Proper Shipping Name
  • Goods too dangerous to transport
  • Pollutants and environmentally hazardous substances
  • Packaging
    • Internal Pressure (Hydrostatic) Test
    • Non UN Type-Tested Packaging
    • Excepted Quantities
    • Limited Quantities
  • Segregation
  • Labelling and Placarding
  • Container Packing Certificates
  • Cargo Transport Units and Freight Containers
  • Bulk Shipments

Penalties

  • General
  • Maritime
  • Land
  • Air
  • HSNO

HSNO requirements impacting on transport

  • Transit depots
  • Tracked substances
  • Identification
  • Standard of packaging
  • Documentation

Regulatory Authorities and legislation in New Zealand

  • Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA New Zealand) 
  • NZ Transport Agency
  • Maritime New Zealand
  • Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Department of Labour
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Health (National Radiation Laboratory)
  • Class

Dangerous goods training

  • Road
  • Sea
  • Air
  • Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
  • General
  • Training Courses

Bibliography

Glossary of Terms 

 

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