While First Air takes great care in shipping all items entrusted with us, some items need more care than others, such as dangerous goods. It is through our extensive experience in shipping dangerous goods over the years that we at First Air have become the First choice for safe transport of all classes of dangerous goods.
A shipper must comply fully with the International Air Transport Association(IATA) and Transport Canada Dangerous Goods regulations when offering a consignment of dangerous goods. In addition, shippers must comply with any applicable regulations set forth by the country of origin, transit and destinations. Before any package of dangerous goods is offered for transportation by air, the shipper must comply with the following specific responsibilities:
It is the shipper’s responsibility to determine if dangerous goods are in their cargo and if so to declare them to the carrier by way of a properly completed IATA Shipper’s Declaration. Not declaring dangerous goods is a serious offence under federal law and is the shipper’s responsibility.
Every person who contravenes or fails to comply with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act is guilty of:
For further information on shipping dangerous goods or for information regarding obtaining the services of a dangerous goods consultant please contact your local First Air Cargo Office.