TT Club discusses classification and safety data sheets
Using the appropriate modal regulations or convention, the shipper/consignor is responsible for correctly classifying any item that is to be transported. In many instances, reliance has to be placed on the manufacturer to provide reliable data so that the carrier is adequately alerted and may respond appropriately in an emergency.
One of the primary requirements of the documentation for all goods, and particularly those classified as dangerous, is to convey fundamental information regarding the hazards of the goods being carried to all stakeholders in the supply chain, including emergency responders if need be.
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