9. Transportation

9.1  Legal Requirements

Any special precautions or procedures for transporting hazardous substances within or outside the University should be obtained by referring to the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG7).  This Code applies to those hazardous substances defined as dangerous goods.

9.2  Packaging

Packaging includes any container or wrapping in which goods are offered for sale or transport.  For dangerous goods, international and local requirements for packaging must be complied with to enable safe handling and transportation.

Flammable liquids are assigned into three Packaging Groups in accordance Australian Standard AS 1940 The Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids.

Flammable liquids are classified as Dangerous Goods Class 3, and have been apportioned among three categories according to the degree of danger they present:

1. High Danger - Packaging Group I
2. Medium Danger - Packaging Group II
3. Minor Danger - Packaging Group III

For more information on the dangerous goods classifications, refer to the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG7).

Further information may be obtained from USQSafe.

9.3  Placarding

Placarding is used to warn emergency services of potential dangers associated with the hazardous substance and to inform them of the appropriate emergency actions when dealing with the material.

Refer to Section 7 - Placarding and Signs.

9.4  USQSafe contact

Manager (USQSafe)

9.5 Status

Published October 1998
Reviewed October 2009
Reviewed January 2013

9.6  References

Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG7).
Work Health and Safety Act 2011(Qld)
Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 Hazardous Chemicals (Qld)
Hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice 2003