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You will need a DGSA if you send or transport dangerous goods “in-scope” of the regulations, the main exemptions being:
- Sending/transporting limited and excepted quantities only
- Sending/transporting goods below the transport category thresholds
- When transporting dangerous goods is “occasional” and not the main operation
If you are carrying dangerous goods “in-scope” of the regulations, then you will, the exemptions being:
- Where goods are in excepted or limited quantities
- Where goods are below the transport category thresholds
- When carrying goods “occasionally”
While carrying under these exemptions, the driver and loaders/unloaders require General Awareness Training.
All persons who are involved in the movement of dangerous goods require awareness training; that could include, warehouse staff, packers, fillers, vehicle schedulers and drivers.
Shippers, freight forwarders and acceptance staff, which include operators all require dangerous goods training if they are sending/moving dangerous goods that are to be placed onto an aircraft.
If you are “supplying” chemicals onto the market place you need to supply an SDS for that product, unless it is supplied under the cosmetic, biocide/pesticide or food industry.
However it has become the “norm” to supply an SDS for all products regardless of the industry.
Since December 2010 all substances should have been reclassified and SDS amended in line with the GHS/CLP regulations, this may differ in certain countries.
For mixtures, all products made after June 2015 are to be re-classified and SDS/labels changed in line with the GHS/CLP Regulations, this may differ in certain countries.
The SDS has to be in the official language of the country in which you are placing it onto the market.