CAN/CGSB 43.151-2012

Packaging, handling, offering for transport and transport of Explosives (Class 1)

Canadian General Standards Board / 01-Oct-2012 / 86 pages

Organization and content

This standard prescribes containers for handling, offering for transport and transport of Explosives, Class 1. This standard consists of three parts and four annexes.

Part 1 specifies general requirements for the selection and use of containers including application, packaging provisions, re-use of packagings and special cases including display fireworks.

Part 2 specifies detailed requirements for the selection and use of containers pertaining to UN standardized means of containment including the table of explosives (Table 6.1).

Part 3 pertains to the use of Highway and Portable Tanks.

Annex A consists of explosives packing instructions.

Annex B pertains to the design and use of intermediate bulk container (IBCs) for the transport of explosives.

Annex C contains a glossary that describes types of explosive articles and substances listed in the table of explosives (Table 6.1) as per the UN Recommendations.

Annex D contains a reference table to link the descriptions of Appendix C to the UN numbers of the table of explosives (Table 6.1).

Explosives regulations

The Natural Resources of Canada Explosives Regulations may set out additional requirements regarding the design, construction, qualification, selection and use of containers for explosives.

Minimum requirements

This standard sets out certain minimum requirements regarding the selection and use of containers. It is essential to exercise competent technical and engineering judgment in conjunction with this standard.

Additional requirements

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 (TDG Act) and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG Regulations) may set out for additional requirements regarding the design, construction, qualification, selection, and use, or testing of containers. Where there is an inconsistency between the requirements of this standard and those of the TDG Act or TDG Regulations, the TDG Act or TDG Regulations prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

Safety – The testing and evaluation of a product against this standard may require the use of materials and/or equipment that could be hazardous. This standard does not purport to address all the safety aspects associated with its use. Anyone using this standard has the responsibility to consult the appropriate authorities and to establish appropriate health and safety practices in conjunction with any applicable regulatory requirements prior to its use. CGSB neither assumes nor accepts any responsibility for any injury or damage that may occur during or as the result of tests, wherever performed.

Interpretation – In this standard the words "must" and "shall" are imperative. The words "may" and "should" are permissive. Notes in this standard are not requirements and are used to provide guidance or to add information.

Quantities and dimensions used in this standard are given in metric units.

This standard is intended for conformity assessment.

Ordering and availability

This publication is available both in printed and PDF edition.

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