FIATA updates dangerous goods advice

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The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has published the third edition of its dangerous goods brochure.

Introduction to the Regulations for the Safe Handling and Transport of Dangerous Goods equips operators with essential knowledge and guidelines for safe transportation.

FIATA says that with industry continuing to prioritise safety and compliance, there is a need to raise awareness on handling dangerous goods.

It adds that the third edition of the brochure will give forwarders invaluable insights into the nature, properties, and conditions of hazardous materials, enabling them to navigate the complexities of transportation with confidence.

Developed under the umbrella of the FIATA Advisory Body on Safety and Security (ABSS) and also drawing on the expertise of Dangerous Goods Management (DGM), TT Club and International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), FIATA describes the brochure as an introductory resource for the industry’s safety policy. It includes data on all modes of transport.

Forwarders using its recommendations can contribute to the standardisation and improvement of safety practices in line with existing regulations and promote clear communication of responsibilities and obligations to customers.

FIATA chair of advisory body safety and security, Niels Beuck, stated: “The handling and transport of dangerous goods are core competencies of our industry. The Dangerous Goods Brochure, in its 3rd Edition, serves as a useful tool to mitigate risks, protect lives, and uphold industry standards.

“We encourage all freight forwarders to seize this opportunity to equip themselves with the knowledge required for responsible handling and transportation of dangerous goods”.

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