A number of different substances can be challenging to handle and transport. Posten Norge AS complies with the classification of substances in accordance with the current edition of the ADR (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) regulations, which are also a part of the Norwegian regulations relating to the carriage of dangerous goods by road.
How do I know if a substance is classified as dangerous?
It is your responsibility as sender to find out if it is permissible to transport a substance. The sender or manufacturer should have a safety data sheet for all substances. Point 14 of the safety data sheet will show if the substance is classified as dangerous, and the substance’s
UN number should appear together with the hazard identifier on the parcel. If the substance is assigned a packaging group,
this will also be listed.
This relates to small amounts packed in accordance with column 7b of Chapter 3.2 and Chapter 3.5 of the ADR. No transport
document is required for such carriage unless it is made via an international boat/ferry.
If you are sending ADR-packed goods as a limited amount, it is important that these are packed in accordance with Chapter
3.4 of the ADR regulations. Products that can be packed as a limited amount can be found in Chapters 3.2 A and 3.4 of the
All dangerous goods that meet the requirements of column 7a of Chapter 3.2 of the ADR and are labelled in accordance with Chapter 3.4 can be transported as limited amounts. In addition, there are some dangerous goods that are exempt from the ADR provisions through the special provisions of Chapter 3.3 SP. No transport document is required for such carriage unless it is made via an international boat/ferry.
ADR goods should be packed in ADR-approved packaging and labelled “UN” followed by the UN number. In addition, the goods should be labelled with the hazard identifier in accordance with column 5 of Chapter 3.2 A unless an alternative is decided on per column 6 of Chapter 3.2 A. (3.3 SP). If outer packaging is used, this should be labelled in accordance with Chapter 5.1.2.
When transporting ADR goods, the sender should give the transport document to the transporter, at the latest, upon collection of the goods. The transport documents must include the information required in Chapter 5.4.1 of the ADR. If transport is by ferry, a copy of the cargo documents is also required. The same amount of transport documents as ferry crossings must be issued.
Items containing dangerous goods must be labelled and packaged in accordance with the ADR provisions.
ADR items being sent by boat/ferry that comply with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code
In addition to transport documents, a container/vehicle-packing certificate issued by a competent person at the site where
loading will take place is required.
Dangerous goods and air transport
Substances that are classified as dangerous cannot be sent by air. The same applies to limited and exempted amounts of dangerous
goods. Exceptions: UN 3373 (Category B, Biological substances).
When sending dangerous goods, you must remember to attach the correctly-completed transport documents together with various
approvals required per ADR.
Please note: Radioactive material belonging to class 7 cannot normally be transported by Bring. Exceptions: UN: 2908, 2909, 2910 and 2911.
As sender, you are responsible for checking whether a substance can be transported by Bring, and that it is packed and labelled
in accordance with the ADR provisions. Any claim for compensation as a result of non-compliance with these provisions can
be directed to you, the sender.
Please contact customer service if you would like further information about what you are allowed to transport.