Correct labelling of dangerous goods is the senders responsibility, just as important is the requirement for solid packaging so that the dangerous goods can withstand the strain of a normal transport as well as an accident.

Proper and adapted packaging ensures that dangerous goods arrive in good condition. All goods are subjected to load during transport and handling during loading, reloading or unloading. The packaging of dangerous goods must therefore meet special requirements for strength and durability. It must be; constructed, tested and approved. In addition, the approval code must be printed on the packaging itself.

There are a number of different requirements for packaging, based on the hazardous goods characteristics, permissible quantities for co-packaging or requirements for double packaging.

The packaging group also shows whether the dangerous goods is exemptions and exemptions from the provisions of the ADRDangerous Goods by Road (ADR)
Goods that can do harm to people or the environment


The 3 packaging groups

  • packaging group 1: very dangerous substance

  • packaging group 2: medium hazardous substance

  • packaging group 3: less hazardous substance

Packaging and hazard classes

All hazard classes are assigned a separate packing group,
except for classes: 1, 2, 5.2, 6.2, and 7,
in addition comes self-reactive substances in class 4.1


Jon Marsteintrædet

Jon Marsteintrædet

HSEQ Advisor