Dangerous Goods

If your work revolves around handling dangerous goods, rest assured that your cargo would be placed under our watchful eye.

DGR Experts

Certified to handle 9 classes of dangerous goods as described under IATA regulations, our centre is able to cater for the handling of such goods from transportation, storage and handling of the necessary documentation.

We have been certified and licensed to handle the following Classes of Dangerous Goods:

  1. Explosives
  2. Gases
  3. Flammable Liquids
  4. Flammable Solids
  5. Oxidizing substances
  6. Toxic and infectious substances
  7. Radioactive material
  8. Corrosives
  9. Other miscellaneous items

DGR Handling

Our centre has also specially-built areas to handle even the most dangerous of cargo including radioactive materials and air-borne substances. Our staff and agents are also trained to handle such goods. They possess valid licenses and permits allowing them to handle dangerous goods.

DGR Booking

Dangerous goods carriage on MAS flights requires advance approval from our Corporate Affairs (Cargo), Dangerous Goods Control Unit. As such, bookings has to be made in advance i.e

  1. 3 full working days for DGR Class 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9
  2. 7 full working days for DGR Class 1 and 7
  3. Within working hours 0830 hrs to 1730 hrs, Mondays to Fridays, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

For more info, please read MASkargo' Announcement On DGR Acceptance, Ex KUL.

Significant Changes To 46th Edition IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (2005) Training Curricula, Table 1.5.A

Effective 1 January 2005, the minimum requirements for the IATA Training Curricula categories have been increased from 9 to 12 (Refer Table 1.5.A).

Freight Forwarders not involved in processing DGR would now required to be trained either under category 4 or category 5, whichever applicable. This includes all courier companies.

The validity of this training is 24 months and all training records must be maintained and be made available upon request to the appropriate national authority.

SGS Dangerous Goods Services

As of 1st April, 2003 MASkargo has appointed SGS , to conduct thorough pre-inspection of inner packaging in accordance to IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation, prior to MH cargo acceptance ex KUL, for the safe transportation of restricted commodities by air.

SGS DGR Rates

Tariff structure covering the inspection, packaging and labeling of "Dangerous Goods" to IATA requirements covering following DG classifications:

  • Class 2 - Gases
  • Class 3 - Flammable Liquids
  • Class 4 - Flammable Solids, Substances Liable to Spontaneous Combustion; Substances Which, in Contact with Water, Emits Flammable Gases
  • Class 5 - Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxide
  • Class 6 - Toxic and Infectious Substances
  • Class 8 - Corrosives
  • Class 9 - Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods

Tariff Structure

1.0Inspection services for Malaysia Airlines flights only:
 Full compliance of Dangerous Goods packagingRM 50.00
2.0Other Services provided by SGS Dangerous Goods services:
a)Inspection and document handling plus DGD certificate/consignmentRM 250.00
b)UN approved Fibreboard Box complete with absorbent filling material, cushioning and inner jacket: 
 i) Type X 5.8 Dim: 27 X 14 X 32 cmRM 60.00
 ii) Type X 15 Dim 23 X 23 X 41 cmRM 80.00
 iii) Type Y 24 Dim 33 X 33 X 37 cmRM 90.00
 iv) Type X 43 Dim 59 X 39 X 50 cmRM 140.00
c)Absorbent filling material (vermiculite) / KgRM 12.00
d)Other inner and outer packaging materialat cost
e)Material Safety Data-sheet (1 set)RM 150.00
f)Decanting / Splitting of chemicalRM 150.00
g)Cratingat cost
h)UN approved Steel Drumsat cost

Dangerous Goods Regulations

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course introduces the various dangerous goods regulations and procedures that govern the safe air transportation of articles and substances with hazardous properties by relevant airfreight shippers and operators.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This is a mandatory course for shippers, cargo agents and airline cargo acceptance staff as per the ICAO Regulations and is applicable to all operational staff.

COURSE DURATION

Five (05) days

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

Using Dangerous Goods Regulations, participants would be able to:

  • Explain the basis of the Regulations, Shippers' and Operators' responsibilities and training requirements.
  • Ascertain that certain Dangerous Goods are forbidden and some are restricted for air transport.
  • Apply the state and operator variations.
  • Identify the 9 Classes of dangerous goods and apply the principles of packing groups.
  • Outline the method used by Shippers to classify dangerous goods.
  • Identify the class and quantity limit per package of dangerous goods.
  • Apply the packing requirements.
  • Mark and label packages.
  • Complete the Shippers' Declaration for Dangerous Goods and the Airwaybill.
  • Accept, handle and load dangerous goods.
  • Apply the general emergency procedures in the event of a dangerous goods accident or incident.

METHODOLOGY

Lecture, group work, video tapes, written exercises

YOUR NEXT STEP

For further information on course details and registration, please contact:

NameTel. No.MemoidSita
Joseph Netto7800-7432NETTOKULMGMH

COURSE LEADERS

Mr. Joseph Netto

Dangerous Goods Regulations Refresher

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course revisits the elements learned during the Dangerous Goods Regulations courses. ICAO requirements make it mandatory that this course be attended at least every 24 months by those who have already completed the Dangerous Goods Regulations course.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is applicable to the following:

  1. Participants who have successfully completed the 5-day Dangerous Goods Course.
  2. Relevant personnel are required to attend this course at least every 24 months as per the ICAO Regulations.

COURSE DURATION

Two (02) days

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

At the end of the course, participants:

  • will know the changes in the regulations.
  • will have answers to outstanding issues/problems encountered in the handling of Dangerous Goods.

METHODOLOGY

Lecture, group work, video tapes, written exercises

YOUR NEXT STEP

For further information on course details and registration, please contact:

NameTel. No.MemoidSita
Joseph Netto7800-7432NETTOKULMGMH

COURSE LEADERS

Mr. Joseph Netto

Dangerous Goods Awareness

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course gives an overview of the meaning of Dangerous Goods and introduces various handling procedures for the safe handling of such goods.

WHO SHOUD ATTEND

This is a mandatory course for personnel in Grades A to E who are involved in the handling of cargo in the warehouse, loading of cargo in the aircraft, Passenger Check-in, Load Control and Security personnel.

COURSE DURATION

One (01) day

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

Using the Dangerous Goods Regulations, participants would be able to:

  • Define dangerous goods.
  • Give examples of forbidden dangerous goods, hidden dangerous goods, dangerous goods allowed on passengers and dangerous goods allowed as cargo.
  • List the 9 classes of dangerous goods.
  • List some General Packing requirements.
  • Recognise DG markings and labels.
  • Explain storage and loading procedures.
  • Apply Emergency Procedures.
  • List the main documents involved in the carriage of dangerous goods.

METHODOLOGY

Lecture, group work, video tapes, written exercises

YOUR NEXT STEP

For further information on course details and registration, please contact:

NameTel. No.MemoidSita
Joseph Netto7800-7432NETTOKULMGMH

COURSE LEADERS

Mr. Joseph Netto

Notification: Acceptance of Dangerous Goods on Malaysia Airlines

To further enhance the safety of Dangerous Goods shipment, Malaysia Airlines has imposed the following conditions, with immediate effect.

  1. Absorbent Material

    "Sawdust" is no longer acceptable to be used as absorbent material.
    In all types of packaging, "Vermiculite" is to be used instead.
     
  2. Completion of Shipper's Declaration
    • n.o.s. entry with the symbol * requires technical name
    • n.o.s. entry without the symbol * does not require technical name and nothing else should be stated after the n.o.s
    • Typo-error is not acceptable and all spelling is strictly to be based on IATA manual
    • As for quantity, both numeric and number in words is acceptable (eg. 1 or one). Same goes to the word box or boxes
    • MH-04 of MAS Variations is mandatory. The Emergency Response Information is to include the name of either Shipper/Chemist/Specialist with country and city code and available 24 hours

Contact

Name : Mohamed  Nasir Abdul Haniff
Tel No : +603 8777 1631
Fax No: +603 8783 3028
Email : mohamednasir.abdulhaniff [at] malaysiaairlines [dot] com