Industry terms and definitions
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Dangerous goods, also known as hazardous materials, are substances or articles that possess inherent properties that can cause harm to human health, safety, property, or the environment. These goods can pose various risks during transportation, storage, handling, or use due to their chemical, physical, or biological characteristics. Examples of dangerous goods include flammable substances, corrosive materials, toxic substances, explosives, radioactive materials, and infectious substances. They require special handling, packaging, labeling, and transportation procedures to ensure the safety of individuals and the environment.
We have experience in dangerous goods handling whether your product is going to your end customer in the UK or EU.
A UN dangerous good is a hazardous substance regulated by the United Nations (UN) due to its potential risks, and it must be handled, transported, and stored according to specific regulations.
There are nine primary classes of dangerous goods under the United Nations (UN) classification system. These classes include:
- Class 1: Explosives
- Class 2: Gases
- Class 3: Flammable Liquids
- Class 4: Flammable Solids
- Class 5: Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
- Class 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances
- Class 7: Radioactive Materials
- Class 8: Corrosive Substances
- Class 9: Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles
Each class is further subdivided into various divisions and packing groups, providing a detailed categorisation of different types of dangerous goods based on their specific hazards.
UN3373 refers to the United Nations (UN) classification for Biological Substances, Category B. This classification is used for the transportation of biological materials that may contain pathogens or other potentially infectious substances.
UN1013 is the United Nations classification for Carbon Dioxide, which is a non-flammable gas.
UN1057 is the United Nations classification for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
UN3480 refers to the United Nations classification for Lithium-ion batteries.
UN1266 refers to Petroleum Distillates etc.
UN1805 refers to Phosphoric Acid.
The Soil Association Organic Standard is a set of guidelines and criteria for organic farming and production.
A bonded warehouse is a facility where imported goods can be stored without paying customs duties or taxes until they are cleared by customs.
To sell dangerous goods in the UK, you need to classify and label the goods correctly, use approved packaging, maintain proper documentation, and comply with relevant regulations such as ADR and IMDG Code. Training and competence of personnel handling the goods are also important.
Industry terms and definitions refer to the specialized vocabulary and definitions used within a particular industry or field. These terms are unique to the industry and help professionals communicate effectively and understand each other’s language. They often encompass technical terms, acronyms, jargon, and specific terminology that are specific to the industry.
For example, in the logistics industry, terms such as “3PL” Third-Party Logistics etc.
LPG stands for “Liquid Petroleum Gas”
We handle your goods with care. Our warehouses have special care sections where your goods are safely stored.
Sprint Logistics overcomes barriers of global trade by handling supply chain complexity, customs and compliance, offering technology for visibility, ensuring cost efficiency, addressing language and cultural barriers, and managing risk effectively.
Bolt includes inventory tracking software, warehouse and order management systems, barcode and RFID technologies, cloud-based solutions, multi-channel management, demand forecasting, inventory optimization, vendor managed inventory, and dropshipping services. These services help businesses streamline inventory tracking, optimize stock levels, and enhance overall supply chain operations.
Sprint Logistics have specialised facilities, including designated storage areas, ventilation and exhaust systems, fire suppression equipment, spill containment measures, safety signage, trained staff, security measures, compliance with regulations, emergency response plans, material compatibility cheques, and proper packaging and labelling. These facilities ensure the safe storage and handling of hazardous materials, minimising risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
LVG most commonly stands for “Last Vehicle Group.” The Last Vehicle Group is a concept used in transportation and logistics to optimise the routing and delivery of vehicles, particularly in the context of public transport or delivery services.
In logistics, “OSR” stands for “Order Sequencing and Routeing.” OSR is a process used in warehouse and distribution operations to optimise the order fulfilment process and route planning for efficient and cost-effective deliveries.