Reporting a Cargo related Dangerous Goods Incident

Information for Ground Handling and Cargo Agents

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.

Reporting a Dangerous Goods Occurrence - Cargo Related

CAA Form SRG 2808 should be sent to the CAA's Dangerous Goods Office.  

Further Information

CAP 483 - "Training in the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air"

Contacting Us

Dangerous Goods Office
Civil Aviation Authority 
Safety Regulation Group
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex
RH6 0YR

Tel: +44 (0) 1293 57 3800
Fax: +44 (0) 1293 57 3991

dgo@caa.co.uk