Dangerous Good Guides
The UK P&I Club has revised and reissued the four booklets in its ‘Book it Right and Pack it Tight’ series. First produced eight years ago, these practical, straightforward, well illustrated, cross-referenced guides have been updated to embrace changes brought in by amendments to the IMDG Code. The IMDG Code procedures are comprehensive, but are frequently mis-understood causing dangerous goods incidents that regularly put ships and lives at risk. The Guides are intended to provide basic safety critical guidance for those engaged in all stages of preparing goods for carriage by sea, from booking cargo to packing the shipping container. The booklets explain how all those involved in particular stages of the logistics chain should follow the IMDG Code and work to its stipulations in preparing containerised shipments of packaged dangerous goods for carriage by sea. The second part of each booklet is a comprehensive guide to the Code itself. The four guides are for: 1. Shippers and forwarders, who classify dangerous goods and prepare the documentation requested by shipping lines. 2. Shipping line booking staff charged with receiving and checking the details of dangerous cargoes who have to ensure---as far as possible---that the information is comprehensive and accurate. 3. Managers and supervisors of organisations which pack dangerous goods into shipping containers and conduct loading operations. 4. Fork lift operators who work inside containers stacking, loading and securing dangerous goods----and need to protect themselves.
- Marisec Publications