Which fire safety products are dangerous goods in transit?

A few fire safety products such as fire extinguishers and ionisation smoke alarms are classified as dangerous goods and require special handling in transit to our customers. Safelincs has three staff members formally trained as specialists for dangerous goods, being able to assess, prepare, package and declare shipments correctly to avoid the risk of interception of goods at airports, harbours and indeed the carriers’ handling centers. Having for example shipments of fire extinguishers and other pressurised items intercepted without the correct declaration and packaging could otherwise lead to fines and definitely delays.

Here at Safelincs we consider all aspects of storage, packaging, declaration and transportation of dangerous goods.  We have clearly identified all fire safety products in our UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) approved warehouses and have separated products classed as hazardous according to transport regulations.  These products include fire extinguishers, lithium batteries, lead acid batteries, aerosols and ionisation smoke alarms.

To adhere to the strict regulations outlined through ADR (road service) and IMDG (sea freight) Safelincs has produced a thorough dangerous goods procedure for each of the goods classed as hazardous, making sure that all the requirements for dangerous goods regulations are conformed to.  Each product type is described on an individual basis and our trained office and warehouse staff are aware of all the classifications, which mode of transport can be used, and if Dangerous Goods Notes are required for the movement of goods.

By working closely with our shipping companies and keeping up to date with dangerous goods regulations through yearly re-training we ensure the protection of our customers and all carriers/freight companies used.