Information for Airline Staff

Guidance for those involved in transporting dangerous goods by air

Dangerous goods are routinely carried as cargo on aircraft and international provisions are in place which, when complied with, ensure that they can be carried safely.

Anyone involved in the process of sending dangerous goods by air, whether the originator of the goods, the company that packs them or delivers them to the airport, the handling agent and the aircraft operator, has a legal responsibility to ensure that the applicable requirements have been met.
Failure to do so may endanger the aircraft, its occupants or persons handling the dangerous goods and may result in prosecution of the person responsible for the incident.

Please Note: The CAA does not classify Dangerous Goods. This is the responsibility of the shipper.

Are Your Spares Dangerous?

This poster is relevant to operators and provides examples of the items that, when removed from an aircraft, or when are being shipped as replacements, are classified as dangerous goods and must not be shipped onwards unless they comply with specific requirements for transport. 

A3 and A5 sizes of the poster are available from the Dangerous Goods Office 01293 573800 or email dgo@caa.co.uk

Information to be made Available to Passenger Reservations and Sales Staff and Passenger Check-in Staff