Compliance and Handling

From household cleaning products to pesticides, dangerous goods and hazardous materials are present in everyday life. When it comes to transporting such products, you need to ensure that you are complying with New Zealand’s codes and regulations. By working with Chemcouriers, you are ensuring that your products are handled safely and in accordance with both New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and Maritime NZ regulations.

Following Dangerous Goods Codes & Regulations

The transportation of dangerous goods in NZ is governed by the Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 2005 and Maritime Transport Act 1994. Everyone involved in the transportation of dangerous goods has a responsibility to follow these rules. The penalty for incorrect dangerous goods transport can be up to $500,000.

These strict rules include:
  • Correct classification of dangerous goods
  • Segregation of incompatible dangerous goods in transit
  • Safety equipment, precautions and procedures during transport
  • Documentation requirements
  • Packaging requirements
  • Labelling and placarding
  • Operating procedures for transfer of dangerous goods

Why use Chemcouriers?

Working with Chemcouriers means you will be working with a proven industry expert. We are the only Responsible Care PRINCE (Premises Inspection and Certification) Gold Accredited Dangerous Goods Carrier in New Zealand. All of our drivers and depot teams are qualified to handle dangerous goods, and ongoing training is provided to ensure your freight is handled correctly throughout our network.

Our dedicated transport network, purpose-built vehicles and segregation devices allow us to move multiple classes of dangerous goods legally and efficiently throughout New Zealand, saving you time while keeping costs down. We maintain full control of your freight from start to finish, giving you peace of mind that your dangerous goods will arrive safely.

You will be able to produce and validate your dangerous goods paperwork through our online reporting and freight management system, Freman. This will ensure that your paperwork is correct and compliant as well as saving you administration time.

We take compliance and safety very seriously. Supported by our expert team, extensive freight network and state of the art technology, we are able to provide you with a specialist service that you can rely on. To find out more talk to our team of industry experts today.

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