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Dangerous Goods Classification

Dangerous Goods Classification

The classification of Dangerous Goods has been introduced by the United Nations Organization. IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations follows the classification of Dangerous Goods, set up by the UN. IATA DGR is setting up the following classes and divisions of dangerous goods to be used in the air freight industry:

 

Class 1: Explosives 
Division 1.1: Substances and articles which have a mass explosion hazard
Division 1.2: Substances and articles which have a projection hazard but not a mass explosion hazard
Division 1.3: Substances and articles which have a fire hazard and either a minor blast hazard or a minor projection hazard or both, but not a mass explosion hazard
Division 1.4: Substances and articles which present no significant hazard
Division 1.5: Very insensitive substances which have a mass explosion hazard
Division 1.6: Extremely insensitive substances which do not have a mass explosion hazard

Class 2: Gases 
Division 2.1: Flammable gases
Division 2.2: Non-flammable, non-toxic gases
Division 2.3: Toxic gases

Class 3: Flammable liquids

Class 4: Flammable solids; substances liable to spontaneous combustion; substances which, on contact with water, emit flammable gases 
Division 4.1: Flammable solids
Division 4.2: Substances liable to spontaneous combustion
Division 4.3: Substances which, on contact with water, emit flammable gases

 

 

Class 5: Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides 
Division 5.1: Oxidizing substances
Division 5.2: Organic peroxides

 

 

Class 6: Toxic and infectious substances 
Division 6.1: Toxic substances
Division 6.2: Infectious substances

Class 7: Radioactive material 
 
Class 8: Corrosive substances 
 
Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles 

 



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