When most people think about hazardous goods, they think about firearms, antifreeze, and medications. However, there are seemingly thousands of items that could be considered dangerous, including adhesives, aerosol cans, alcohol, batteries, bleach and other cleaning fluids, lighters and lighter fluid and more. If you have purchased a fun toy for your grandchild and want to send it to them through the mail, you should be careful, since most toys use batteries.
Ensuring Your Safety
While you won’t be harmed when you have something to ship that uses any hazardous materials, it is important that you and your reputation remain safe. Many times, when shipping dangerous goods, you are required to have the proper documentation and paperwork. If you don’t, you could be fined and find yourself in trouble with local law enforcements.
Ensuring The Safety Of The Items/Transport
The last thing you want is to send an item that is dangerous and risks harming those who are transporting it or damaging the item itself. It’s always best to contact the courier and find out the proper procedures for shipping hazardous goods. That way, you don’t cause the plane or van to crash, or otherwise harm people or objects.
Ensuring The Safety Of The Recipient
The ultimate goal is to get the dangerous item to the recipient in one piece. Always talk to the recipient ahead of time to let them know you’re sending something. If there are customs laws in their country, they may need to show proof of ownership and have it tested and scanned for problems.
Everyone should communicate effectively throughout the process, so you know what’s going on and so do they. Most couriers can help with documentation, paperwork, and customs, making the process a little easier for everyone involved.