Don’t Get Caught Out by Dangerous Goods


Annually, millions of parcels are sent within the UK and to destinations worldwide. While many packages are totally innocuous, a proportion have the potential to pose a fitness and safety risk and possess security implications. – Dangerous Goods Shipping

There are specific goods that people would identify immediately being a potentially dangerous and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to find them over a prohibited list. Guns, human remains, meat, living creatures and explosive materials are typical likely candidates to fall under the prohibited category when it comes to international parcel delivery.

Other prohibited items are perhaps not quite as obvious to spot. Money, stamps which weren’t franked, lottery tickets, wine and aerosols are typical goods that are prohibited by a few shipping companies. Anyone sending prohibited goods using a carrier, whether they realise it is banned or not, risks having their consignment cancelled immediately.

Some international shipping companies will carry items classed as dangerous goods, but often there are a number of conditions attached. You will almost certainly have to pay reduced for sending products which are potentially dangerous and they’ll have to be packed and labelled correctly.

The guidelines differ from courier to courier and also depend on which country the products are heading for, and so it is always recommended to seek advice before booking a delivery to avoid inconvenience and disappointment.

Do not be tempted to send potentially dangerous goods without declaring them in the hope they will pass through undetected. You can find major health and safety implications of course, if for example the item is flammable and also you don’t realise, you’re putting other people in danger.

Customs in every country will differ and thus even if a certain item is allowed, it should take to be labelled in the certain way or include specific documents. If the documents are not to be able there is the risk the package is going to be sent back and the international courier will probably be powerless to do anything about it. – Dangerous Goods Shipping


Don’t Get Caught Out by Dangerous Goods