Dangerous goods in transport must be accompanied by a paper document that provides the required basic information about the goods being handled, offered for transport, or transported.
These documents must be kept for a period of two years after transportation, as a record of where the product has been and where it went.
- The Consignor
This is the person who is shipping or selling a product to someone else. The consignor may also be the shipper in some circumstances, such as a manufacturer delivering a product to a customer.
This is the date that the shipment and document was prepared for transportation.
- Product Information.
- UN number
- Dangerous goods shipping name
- Primary class and subclasses
- The packaging group in roman numerals
- Toxic by inhalation identifier for dangerous goods under Special Provision 23.
- Transporting measurements
These must be in Metric if originating in Canada.
- The 24-hours number
This is the number anyone will be able to call, to get technical information about the dangerous goods being shipped.
- Consigner certification
This is the declaration stating the accuracy of the information provided above, and the name of who has signed off on this shipment.