• Many items which might appear to be harmless in everyday use can pose dangers when they are carried on an aircraft and cannot be carried into an aircraft cabin or in checked baggage. 

    Our inspectors check that the industry is complying with all regulations and requirements relating to dangerous goods.  

    We carry out audit style inspections on aircraft operators who have approval to carry dangerous goods as cargo and their handling agents (passenger and cargo) and assess whether adequate procedures and training are in place.   

    Inspections also take place 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.