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.|
CAA Form SRG 2808 should be sent to the CAA's Dangerous Goods Office.
CAP 483 - "Training in the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air"
Dangerous Goods Office
Civil Aviation Authority
Safety Regulation Group
Gatwick Airport South
Tel: +44 (0) 1293 57 3800
Fax: +44 (0) 1293 57 3991