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Hazardous substances are grouped according to their severity.  There are three packing groups with the following classifications:

Packaging group I                           Very hazardous products

Packaging group II                          Moderately hazardous products

Packaging group III                         Minor hazards

Substances that are incompatible with each other must be segregated.


Before leaving on daily deliveries or vehicles are inspected and all necessary documentation, including Transport Emergency Cards (TREM CARDS) and Dangerous Goods Declarations, where applicable and required by legislation to accompany carried goods are adhered to.

The ERG identifies the general hazards of the type of dangerous goods and does not necessarily reflect the hazard classification on the placard or the manifest.  Many of them apply equally to environment protection.

The UN Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classifying and labelling chemicals forms the basis for safety hazards and precautions in the transportation of hazardous substances internationally.

The transportation of hazardous goods is controlled by SABS who have published standards by which suppliers of hazardous goods must comply. 

A Standard is a published document which lists specifications and procedures established to ensure that a material, product, method or service is fit for its purpose and performs in the manner it was intended for.

Standards define quality and establish safety criteria.  Conformance to standards ensures quality and consistency.  Standards enhance competitiveness and provide the basis for consumer protection, health and safety.

ACE follows all standards relating to packing and transport of chemicals as laid out in
SANS 10234:2008.