The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Safety Regulation Group issued an alert this past November 19 after being notified of three separate incidents involving battery-powered mobility aids, one of which resulted in a fire.
The British Aerosol Manufacturers Association (BAMA) has issued a fact sheet summarising the transport requirements for aerosols. The twopage document, which is available online at www.bama.co.uk/pdf/Aerosol_Transport_Factsh eet_Final.pdf, explains the marking, documentation and training requirements under ADR/RID and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, taking into account the changes introduced this year and looking forward to the 2011 provisions.
CONTAINERS Dangerous goods are not the only hazards that freight containers have to face. Being over-stuffed or badly stuffed can also present dangers, but at least there is now some guidance on how to do things properly
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) website (http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/dangerous_goods/index.htm/) has been busy in the last couple of months, with new material primarily aimed at helping shippers and carriers come to terms with the new provisions of the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) that entered into force on January 1, 2009.
SAFETY There can be many hazards hidden inside a freight container. As delegates to the Intermodal conference in Hamburg this past December heard, accurate information is key to ensuring those hazards do not result in incidents