Many items which might appear to be harmless in everyday use can pose dangers when they are carried on an aircraft and are consequently forbidden for carriage by passengers either in the cabin or in their checked baggage.
The CAA has four authorised inspectors who check that the industry is complying with all regulations and requirements relating to dangerous goods.
Audit style inspections are carried out on aircraft operators who have approval to carry dangerous goods as cargo and their handling agents (passenger and cargo) with a view to assessing whether adequate procedures and training are in place.
Our inspectors also carry out inspections in freight sheds and warehouses, on the ramp and in airport terminals to check on:
- packages and documents,
- procedures for handling dangerous goods,
- the quality of staff training,
- the provision of adequate notices at cargo acceptance points and passenger check-in areas.
Information on the regulations and requirements relating to dangerous goods is available below.