Shipping FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Why are fire extinguishers considered a dangerous good?
Fire extinguishers, like all pressurised containers, are considered ‘dangerous goods’.
Although a life saver from fires and now produced with non-toxic powder, fire extinguishers can still pose serious health risks if inhaled or used/handled inappropriately.
Ensuring fire extinguishers are packaged correctly and aren’t pieced or leaking during transit allows a very low risk during shipment.
Changes in temperature could also pose unnecessary risks so using a trained and knowledgeable courier service lowers any hazardous risks considerably.
How Can I Deliver Fire Extinguishers Safely?
To ensure safe delivery of fire extinguishers it is essential to use a HAZMAT certified courier.
As fire extinguishers are pressurised containers they can not be shipped via air freight and must only be shipped via ground.
We can assist with all the correct declaration paperwork and ensure your fire extinguishers are correctly packaged and secure during their shipment.
Strong durable packaging must be used to secure the valves during transit, assuring the product is unlikely to leak that could jeopardise the deliver and cause any accidents.
What if I Don’t Declare my Fire Extinguishers?
Incorrectly shipping and not declaring fire extinguishers or other compressed gases could pose serious and potentially dangerous health consequences.
Like all pressurised containers, fire extinguishers can only be shipped via ground transport as the risks are too hazardous. Failing to ship correctly or not completing the necessary declaration paperwork could end in serious prosecution including fines or prison sentencing.
During ground shipping if your shipment fails a safety spot check this could also result in a fixed penalty.
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