Materials and substances that have the potential to cause harm to people, property or the environment during transportation are known as DG (Dangerous Goods). We might not really think about this, but the products that we use on a daily basis might be dangerous to the aircraft. Products that we use on a daily basis may seem harmless; however, that might not be the case for an aircraft.
Some examples of dangerous goods are flammable liquids, corrosive substance like batteries or acids, explosive and radioactive materials. It is crucial to handle these goods with extreme care to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
In the context of air cargo, there are specific rules and regulations to be followed to transport dangerous goods safely. To transport the dangerous goods, MSDS and DG Certificate is needed. Since, it is related to the safety of general public.
1) DG Certificate (Dangerous Goods Certificate)
The certificate that confirms that shipment contains hazardous materials that has been properly classified, packaged, marked and labeled according to the applicable regulation.
2) MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)
The document that provides important information about the properties, hazards and safe handling procedures of a particular substance or product.
Having certified professionals involved in the process, the chance of accidents or incidents are greatly reduced. These documents are essential for ensuring that everyone involved in shipping process is aware of the potential risks and knows how to handle the goods safely.