Shipping PAINTS & DYES
Why are paints and dyes considered a dangerous good?
Paints and dyes, including oil-based paints, water-based paints, varnishes, paint thinners and hair dyes can be considered as ‘dangerous goods’.
Although very commonly used within households for decorating and diy, oil-based paints can be flammable and water-based paints may be corrosive.
As a Class 3 Flammable Liquid, these substances considered dangerous due to their tendency to change is differing temperatures or environments.
Hair dye is also very commonly used and is identified as a Class 5.2 Organic Peroxide. These are identified as dangerous goods due to organic peroxides being thermally unstable.
How Can I Deliver Paints or Dyes Safely?
To allow your paints and dyes to be delivered safely and efficiently it is important to use a HAZMAT certified courier.
Dyes can burn extremely quickly, react dangerously with other substances and may be sensitive to collisions, so ensuring they are packaged correctly and securely is highly essential.
Paints can also be affected during transit. Assuring no damages to containers and allowing no leaks to happen during the shipping progress can permit a safe and risk-free delivery.
What if I Don’t Declare Paints or Dyes?
Whilst paints and dyes might not be commonly known as ‘dangerous goods’ it is always important to check how best to deliver your items safely.
Inappropriate handling, item damages or unsecure packaging can all affect how your deliver is shipped. Using a HAZMAT certified courier can help you be aware of all the necessary checks and paperwork that would need to be completed.
Failing to comply could be considered an offence and make you liable for prosecution. Also if your shipment fails a safety spot check, you may receive a fixed penalty.
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