Subpart C - Shippers

92.101 Shipper’s responsibilities

Before consigning any dangerous goods for carriage by air the shipper shall ensure that:

(a) the goods are not forbidden for carriage by air in any circumstances under the provisions in paragraph 2.1 of Part 1 of the Technical Instructions;

(b) if the goods are forbidden for carriage by air without approval, all such approvals have been obtained where the Technical Instructions indicate it is the responsibility of the shipper to so obtain them;

(c) the goods are classified according to the classification criteria contained in Part 2 of the Technical Instructions;

(d) the goods are packed according to paragraphs 2.2 of Part 1, Part 2, chapters 2 and 3 and paragraphs 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.2 and 5.3 of Part 3 and Part 4 of the Technical Instructions and the packagings used are in accordance with such provisions of those paragraphs, chapters and Parts and Part 6 of the Technical Instructions as apply to those goods;

(e) the package is marked and labelled in English in addition to any other language required by the State of Origin as specified for those goods in chapters 2 and 3 and paragraph 4.5 of Part 3, chapters 2 and 3 of Part 5 and chapter 2 of Part 6 of the Technical Instructions;

(f) the package is in a fit condition for carriage by air;

(g) when one or more packages are placed in an overpack, the overpack only contains packages of goods permitted to be carried by paragraph 1.1 of Part 5 of the Technical Instructions and the overpack is marked and labelled as required by paragraphs 2.4 and 3.3 of Part 5 of the Technical Instructions;

(h) a dangerous goods transport document:

(1) has been completed in English in addition to any other language required by the State of Origin as required by paragraph 4.1 of Part 5 of the Technical Instructions; and

(2) contains a declaration signed by or on behalf of the shipper stating that the Technical Instructions have been complied with in that the dangerous goods:

(i) are fully and accurately described; and

(ii) are correctly classified, packed, marked and labelled; and

(iii) are in a proper condition for carriage by air;

(i) the operator of the aircraft has been furnished with the dangerous goods transport document required by paragraph 92.101(h) and such other documents in respect of dangerous goods as are required by Part 4 and paragraphs 1.2 and 4.3 of Part 5 of the Technical Instructions.

92.103 Training

(a) A shipper of dangerous goods by air and any of its agents shall inform their respective employees whose duties include a function connected with the carriage of cargo by air of the provisions of the Technical Instructions and shall establish and undertake training programmes for the purpose, as required by Chapter 4 of Part 1 of the Technical Instructions.

(b) Details of the training programme required by paragraph (a) shall be submitted to the Governor for approval as the Governor may require and shall be amended as required by the Governor.


Change Information

  1. First Issue – published for information  June 2004
  2. Second Issue - published for information March 2007
  3. Third Issue – released for gazetting January 2008
  4. Fourth Issue July 2009
  5. Fifth Issue February 2013

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