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.

Export of Fire Safety Products

We provide an export service for any customers requiring fire safety products overseas. Do you want to purchase fire escape hoods, fire extinguishers, fire escape ladders, smoke alarms or emergency lighting to be shipped to you anywhere in the world?  Safelincs is here to help.

As well as being able to cater for fire safety customers in the UK, Safelincs is able to quote international customers for their fire safety needs.  Recent enquiries include delivery of anti-tamper seals to Vanuatu, fireproof safes to Dubai, fire escape hoods to UAE, fire extinguishers to Bangladesh, fire door retainers to Sri Lanka and fire extinguishers to Ascension Ilands. There is almost no country that we have not supplied yet.

Each international enquiry is unique to us and Safelincs will always strive to conform precisely to customer requirements.  On request, we will supply necessary documentation including Packing List, Certificate of Origin and Certificate of Conformity.  Dedicated staff at Safelincs are trained in the transportation of dangerous goods.  Of course some dangerous goods restrictions may apply, we shall research the best transport method available for your destination to ensure you receive the products.

If you would like to receive a quotation for delivery outside of the UK, please complete our international delivery enquiry form.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Dangerous Goods Handling strengthened

Our warehouse operatives and international sales team are fully trained in the shipping of fire extinguishers, ionisation smoke alarms, aerosols such as Carbon Monoxide tester sprays, lithium batteries and lead acid batteries to all UK and most international locations. We work in partnership with our delivery companies to ensure that your dangerous goods get to you safely.

To ensure that we are working as efficiently as possible and that we meet the dangerous goods guidelines we have hazardous labels pre-printed on individual extinguisher boxes to ensure accuracy and compliance with the requirements.  We provide material safety data sheets and use dangerous good notes as required.

If you have specific requirements or need help and advice on shipping costs to your destination, please contact our Dangerous Goods Specialist by email: support@safelincs.co.uk or by phone 0800 612 6537