Guideline for the assessment of defective packages in air transportation

The guideline for the assessment of defective packages has been elaborated on the basis of an expert evaluation. It applies to packages, overpacks and loading units for the transportation of dangerous goods, hereafter called packages. It is not valid for packages containing radioactive materials.

The guideline contains an exemplary description of packages with defects of different degrees which thus are probably no longer suited for the safe transportation by air. According to their degrees, the defects are classified into three damage levels to which recommendations concerning their further usage are assigned.

The guideline may be taken as a decision support in the assessment of defective packages and may be used for training purposes.

Liability for the recommendations given in this guideline is excluded.



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