Dangerous Goods & Safety
Setting the Standards Leads to Safety!
The IATA 'Dangerous Goods Center of Expertise' strives to lead industry efforts to ensure the safe handling of dangerous goods in air transport, by providing a broad array of technical knowledge, products, services and training solutions tailored to meet industry needs.
Ensuring that undeclared dangerous goods do not get on board an aircraft is one of many key objectives of IATA's dangerous goods program.
By defining standards for documentation, handling and training, and by actively promoting the adoption and use of those standards by the air cargo industry, a very high degree of safety has been achieved in dangerous goods transport.
Driving Effectiveness and Efficiency
Working closely with governments in the development of the regulations, including ICAO and other national authorities, IATA ensures that the rules and regulations governing dangerous goods transport are both effective and efficient. The goal is to make it just as easy to ship dangerous goods by air as any other product so it removes any incentive to by-pass the regulations.
Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)
Information is key to any safety program, no less for dangerous goods in air transport. Through its Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) and a comprehensive and effective training program, IATA ensures that shippers, forwarders, and carriers have the tools and resources to ship dangerous goods safely.
NEW! See the Changes in the DGR 54th Edition
The 54th edition comes into force on 1 January 2013. View the significant changes in DGR 54 (pdf)
Compliance With the Regulations Requires Specific Training
The successful application of regulations concerning the transport of dangerous goods greatly depend on the appreciation by all individuals concerned of the risks involved and on a detailed understanding of the Regulations. This can only be achieved by properly planned initial and recurrent training programs.
Depending on the respective responsibilities of the person, the training must be in line with the scope of the applicable staff category. Download or view Sub-Section 1.5 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (pdf) for further information.
Through our network of IATA-accredited training schools we provide training worldwide by local partners. These warrant that the high IATA training standards are maintained and that local regulations are complied with.
For more information on dangeorus goods, you can visit the following links:
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
UN Committee of Experts
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
DG Advisory Council
World Nuclear Transport Institute