The Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) define the rules for the transport of dangerous goods in aviation.
The International Air Transportation Association (ICOA/IATA) is responsible for the content of this very comprehensive set of rules. From 1 January 2015, the provisions of the 56th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations will apply.
Every company that transports dangerous goods needs a dangerous goods representative. The necessary knowledge regarding the DGR guidelines is acquired through training. Among other things, it is important to know how dangerous goods are classified, packaged and labelled.
Dangerous substances are marked with a UN number and may only be transported in certain maximum quantities. This information, as well as the net quantity, the hazardous substance intake, the dangerous goods class and the packaging group, is contained in a shipping declaration.
The corresponding transport goods are checked on the basis of special DGR dangerous goods control lists and thus transported safely by air.