Monday, July 25, 2011

Dangerous Goods by Air

Development of industry in our country and the needs of the plant raw material needs of an increasingly significant, more and make every industry speed up getting the raw materials that in fact originate from different regions is different, and to condense the time of delivery was sometimes raw materials are sent by air, land or sea.
The raw materials are sometimes requiring special treatment due to the transport of compounds or content of the goods / materials that can harm the health, safety of lives and property, or more often called Dangerous GOODS.
To avoid things that are not desirable then the Indonesian government made a rule of rules that govern how the transport and treatment of Dangerous Goods (DG) is In flight rules / airlift provided for in the Decree of Director General of Civil Aviation No: SKEP/275/XII/1998. About transportation of materials and / or dangerous goods by air, which refers to the international rules of ICAO Annex 18 The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by air, and the Technical Instruction Document 9284-AN/905 The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (in the form of technical instructions), coupled with Document 9481-AN/928 Emergency Response Guidance for Aircraft incidents Involving Dangerous Goods (emergency instructions when the aircraft experienced accidents due to DG). In addition to the above in the international aviation are set well within the IATA (International Air Transport Association)

 Dangerous goods themselves are divided into 9 (nine classes)

  • Class I. Explosive all explosives and is strictly prohibited in flight
  • Class II.Flammable Gas of pressurized gas
  • Class III.Flammable liquids
  • Class IV.Flammable Solid is a solid combustible
  • Class V. Oxidizing Substances & Organic Peroxides a substance that easily produces O2 who could cause fire
  • Class VI.Toxic solid / liquid which when inhaled or ingested in will cause death
  • Class VII.Radioaktif class of materials / goods / objects that emit radiation
  • Class VIII.Corrosive class of materials that can damage skin tissue / have a high level of corrosive
  • Class IX. Miscelaneous Dangerous Goods solid or liquid material that has properties irritation / which can cause discomfort

The Ninth grade should receive special treatment if it would be transported by airplane.
Sometimes we unknowingly carry the goods included in the DG into the aircraft cabin, which is still within the limits of reasonableness as an example: lighter gas (DG class II), perfume alcohol / ethanol, alcoholic beverages (DG class III), areosol the max limit of 500ml (DG class II), a battery containing alkali (DG class VIII), camphor, wooden matches (DG class IV), laptop or electronic equipment even when in large numbers in the category (DG class IX). Examples of such only a fraction of the DG and can be brought into the aircraft cabin or baggage within the range limits of large amounts.Reference to the rule, if it can be transported via cargo plane.


  1. I think one of the things that a worker being involved in this kind of industry should have is the right dangerous goods training. By educating the workers about the hazards at work and how to handle them, operations will definitely be better and accidents and delays will be avoided.

  2. @john...absolutely right,,,,, the department of transportation in Indonesia has laws on dangerous goods training, and was obliged by every worker in the field, and after passing the training will be issued a licensed (SKP). regulated by SKEP/293/XI/1999 (sertifikat kecakapan petugas penanganan bahan dan atau barang berbahaya dengan pesawat udara)

  3. In Canada, it is actually a must that a worker in a trucking company designated to transport dangerous goods should have proper training and certification in doing the job done.

  4. Several online providers actually make sure that the companies that is in the said industry would work to certify and make sure that their workers are getting the right training and certification of their work like the lockout tagout training