Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
What are Dangerous Goods?
Dangerous Goods are any articles or substances capable of posing a hazard to health, safety, property or the environment in relation to and shown in the list of dangerous goods in the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284) published by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) or classified according to those Instructions.
Dangerous Goods include obvious things, such as: explosives, radioactive materials, flammable liquids, dangerous or volatile chemicals, strong acids, compressed gases, poisons and aerosols. However, many common items found in the household can also be considered dangerous goods for the purpose of air transport, including: toiletries, aerosols, tools and lithium batteries etc.
Dangerous goods can be carried safely by air transport providing they are prepared, packaged, marked/labelled and carried in accordance with the Technical Instructions.
The Technical Instructions amplify the basic provisions of Annex 18 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
Isle of Man Requirements
The Isle of Man legislative requirements and further guidance is provided in CAA Publication 13 (CP13).