The Importance for a TDG compliance audit.
Any small business can benefit from a Dangerous Goods consult. TDG consulting provides a valid tool to businesses who may not have a Dangerous Goods compliance expert on staff. By ensuring you have a consult you can mitigate any issues with Transport Canada who inspects and enforces the dangerous goods regulations.
Providing evidence to the inspectors that you have taken significant action to mitigate any dangerous goods issues, will go along way in reducing any penalties you may face for not complying.
A dangerous goods compliance audit provides a review of key compliance areas such as:
- Vendor SDS information as it relates to your dangerous goods inventory and shipping
- Internal measures to ensure proper shipping procedures are in place
- Dangerous goods quantity limitations, eg, LTD QTY shipments
- Packaging procedures
- Carrier restrictions
- Training requirements and records
- Need for ERAP’s
- Emergency Reponses
We can assist you in identifying all your dangerous goods in your system and develop a comperherensive training program that will assist your business in shipping dangerous goods.
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The movement of all Dangerous Goods in Canada is regulated by Transport Canada for all modes of Transportation and is governed by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR), the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions (ICAO TI) as well as the International Marine Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG). Each of these outlines’ specific instructions for the shipping/handling/receiving and consumer purchasing of each Dangerous Goods product or those products contained within e.g., Lithium Batteries. Having a visible safety mark on the outside of a means of containment to identify the potential hazards is part of these instructions and works to keep all individuals safe and secure from possible illness/injury caused by unmarked packaging.
“The majority of trade between Asia and Europe still relies on the Suez Canal, and given that vital goods including vital medical equipment and PPE, are moving via these ships we call on the Egyptian authorities do all they can to reopen the canal as soon as possible.”
An estimated 12% of global trade passes through the Suez Canal, comprising more than one billion tonnes of goods each year.
Guy Platten continued: “Not only will the goods aboard the Ever Given be severely delayed on their journey, but the hundreds of other ships are also affected. The damage done to the global supply chain will be significant.”