Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods Transport in Brisbane

At Local Freight, we offer transport of dangerous goods and hazardous substances.

Our team takes dangerous goods transport and distribution in Brisbane seriously. Managing these goods can be quite complex, and there are several stipulations and certifications required when transporting hazardous goods. Fortunately, we possess the necessary skills and qualifications to get the job done safely.
Class 2
Class 3
Flammable liquids
Class 4
Flammable solids
Class 4.2
Spontaneously Combustible
Class 4.3
Dangerous When WET
Class 5.1
Oxidizing Agents
Class 5.2
Organic Peroxides
Class 6
Toxic Chemicals
Class 8
Corrosives Substances
Class 9
Miscellaneous Substances
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Tips for Dangerous Goods Logistics in Brisbane

The type of transport required is specific to the nature of the cargo. There isn’t much to consider when moving non-perishable items. However, transportation of dangerous goods requires deeper thought and care. Some of these include inherently hazardous objects which, if mishandled, pose a threat to everything in their immediate surroundings. They come in various forms such as liquids, gases and solids that can be hot or cold, clear or coloured, pungent or odourless.
When it comes to managing dangerous goods logistics management in Brisbane, it’s important to heed the following:
  • You must always be aware of the items you’re transporting, especially if they’re hazardous. Sometimes, even rudimentary goods pose a threat, such as a table tennis ball, nail polish or perfume. Exposure to these items can cause human skin to burn due to their acidic content; some may exude toxic fumes, while others are incredibly flammable. When packing these goods, you need to have extensive knowledge of them, including the risks they pose. You should apply any appropriate warnings to the packaging.
  • The packing process is crucial for dangerous goods freight. Care must be taken with every package to prevent damage, but dangerous items bring added risk. As a result, you must take extra precautions. All dangerous goods should be tightly packed with proper cushioning to ensure their security during transportation and avoid spillage and leaks.
  • Train employees on the transport of dangerous goods. Every part of the chain must be aware of the processes and be skilled in handling hazardous goods. Cargo handlers, packers, documentation staff and others must understand the entire chain of transporting these items, and not only their job-specific tasks. They should receive training on the regulations associated with transporting dangerous goods for the safety of everyone involved.
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What to Expect from Local Freight Regarding Dangerous Goods Freight

As one of the leading dangerous goods freight companies in Brisbane, we have learnt from years of experience in dangerous goods transport. As a result, there are no half measures and no room for errors from our professional staff. You can expect:
  • The fleet that we reserve for dangerous goods to be fully compliant and registered to carry bulk loads of hazardous items. As a result, all the necessary signage is applied to our vehicles to comply with regulations. Furthermore, we equip every truck that carries dangerous goods with safety kits in case of an emergency.
  • Us to understand the dangers of transporting goods of this nature, and as such, employ compliant drivers. All of our drivers are accredited and experienced in transporting dangerous goods. They also carry a specific dangerous goods license.
  • Our team to understand and appreciate that dangerous goods transport in Brisbane is naturally risky. Anything can happen while on the roads, which is why we’ve developed a plan. The Transport Emergency Response Plan (TERP) details the steps to take when in an emergency. It provides the direction of how to respond to a crisis.
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How Much Dangerous Goods Can I Transport?

You can transport more than 500 kilograms or 500 litres of dangerous goods in a container if you have the license to do so. Each vehicle needs to be licensed according to the class of goods being transported.

What is Considered a Dangerous Good?

Dangerous goods refer to materials and substances that have toxic, flammable, explosive, corrosive or infectious properties. These are hazardous to people, property and the environment. Dangerous goods are divided into nine classes, some of which are subdivided into divisions. You can get more information about these classifications and divisions from the Australian Dangerous Goods Code.

How Do You Transport Dangerous Goods?

Firstly, you need to segregate the good correctly to ensure that incompatible classes don’t come into contact with each other. You also need to be aware of storage conditions, as certain goods need to be kept at certain temperatures to prevent reactions. In addition, be sure to store flammable goods below their flash points and have the correct transport documentation. Finally, take care to label goods correctly and offload them carefully.

About Local Freight

We have been assisting people and businesses with their transport needs for over ten years and are considered one of the best dangerous goods transport companies in Brisbane, but our collective experience surpasses two decades in the industry. Our focus is on providing high-quality services that are reliable and professional. We pride ourselves on providing incredible value for money, combining price, quality and customer service.

Contact us today to learn more and discuss your hazardous goods transport requirements.
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