BAMA Guide to the Transport of Aerosols
An invaluable route map through the complex legislation governing the transport of aerosols. It covers both UK and international transport, with a particular focus on Limited Quantities. The 2021 Guide explains the UN model regulations and the varying requirements of transport by the road, rail, sea and air modes, alongside the relevant extracts from the regulations; it also covers what training is needed.
BAMA Standard Module 5 - Transport of Aerosols
This Module, & checklist, sets out requirements for preparing aerosols for surface transport under the limited quantity provisions of the surface transport regulations within the United Kingdom and continental Europe.
Transport Factsheet 2019
All aerosols, flammable or not, are classed as ‘dangerous goods’ and therefore have a unique UN number. The number for aerosols is UN 1950. Virtually all are transported as ‘limited quantities’ for transport purposes. The facts in this factsheet outline what is and is not legally required for transport of aerosols in limited quantities by road, rail and sea.
Aerosols in the post
Customers of Royal Mail are permitted to send certain aerosols through the UK domestic postal system.
Quick Guide to the Transport of Aerosols
Although aerosols called as ‘dangerous goods for transport’, fortunately most aerosols are eligible for exemption from the full regulations and may utilise the more relaxed requirements and transported as ‘dangerous goods in limited quantities’. This BAMA ‘Quick Guide’ provides a useful summary of the key requirements for using the LQ provisions for transporting aerosols by road, rail, sea or air and should be used in reminder not a replacement for appropriate training and the BAMA Guide to the Transport of Aerosols.
Transport Marks & Labels
The packages used for transporting aerosols as ‘dangerous goods in limited quantities’ need to bear different markings depending whether they are being shipped by road/rail/sea or by air. This facts sheet provides illustrative examples of how the packages should look for each transport mode. It is designed to be an ‘aide memoire’ or a small wall poster.