frequently asked questions

On this page we will generate a library of FAQ and fun facts about Dangerous Goods.

General questions
Businesses who transport, load, unload or offer dangerous goods to someone else for transport must appoint one or several DGSA(s). If you don't know let us help you find out.
Because there is not spell-check for Matsk ;-) With customers all over the globe it is at this time to much administration to update in Danish, Swedish and English. However courses are provided in Swedish, Danish and/or English.
For road (ADR) all personnel involved in the transport of dangerous goods need training suited for their job functions. For Air (IATA) it doesn't matter if you are or are not transporting dangerous goods, everybody involved in the supply chain need training in compliance with Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR. So if you are a shipper, packer, freight forwarder, operator, crew member, warehouse staff etc. you need training. We offer courses that cover all your needs AND we make it a good day in the classroom.
Dangerous Goods are articles or substances which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment. Many of these articles and substances are part of our daily life and we don't consider them as dangerous. These substances can become dangerous during transport unless they are packaged and identified correctly. Lithium batteries, hair spray, perfumes, ping pong balls, lighters are just a few examples of ordinary products that are considered Dangerous for transport. As a passenger you must also follow some Dangerous Goods regulations. The Australian Authorities have made a good app to help you pack your bags correctly.
Lithium Batteries
The watt-hour (Wh) rating is a measure (of the power) by which lithium ion batteries are regulated. Unfortunately the consumer industry uses mAh as their measure of power. All batteries manufactured after 01 Jan 2009 must be marked with the Wh rating. If it is not you can calculate the Wh by multiplying the nominal voltage (V) and capacity in ampere-hours (Ah). V x Ah = Wh
The regulations only stipulate that shippers and packers of Section II batteries must receive adequate instructions in compliance with Section 1.6 of the IATA DGR. With the thousands of shipments rejected everyday we highly recommend a 1 day training course for Sec. II batteries to ensure the safe passage of your shipments to destination. Contact us today!
Check with the manufacturer or distributor for information. In 2019 the regulations will change to ensure traceability of the UN 38.3 test. That means that the person who offer Lithium Batteries for Air transport must make the UN 38.3 test for that battery available to the accepting airline, it doesn't matter if you are the manufacturer, distributor or retailer. This does not mean (as written now) that a document must accompany the shipment. Information on the web is good enough.
NO, as of 01Jan2018 you as a passenger are restricted to 15 PEDs and 20 spare batteries.
PEDs are Portable Electronic Devices, consumer electronics such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops, and tablets containing batteries when carried by passengers or crew for personal use which should be carried in carry-on luggage. Spare batteries must be protected from short circuit placed in individual safe packaging and carried in carry-on luggage only.
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Rules & Regulations
The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations is based on the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous goods by Air (ICAO TI, Or Annex 18) Members of the UN must follow the ICAO-TI. IATA DGR is a user friendly version, which also contain some stricter regulations for IATA members. The IATA DGR is adopted by the air industry as THE tool for preparing and accepting dangerous goods, but in general the ICAO-TI is the law.
Training programs for operators' personnel must be subject to review and approval by the appropriate authority of the State of the operator. Denmark has imposed further restrictions on this which mean that all training programs must be approved by the Danish Transport Authority (Trafik, Bygge og Boligstyrelsen) without approval any certificate obtained is not valid. DG SafetyGroup's training program is approved.