Hidden Dangerous Goods

Operator’s acceptance staff must be adequately trained to assist them to identify and detect dangerous goods presented as general cargo.


Cargo declared under a general description may contain hazardous articles that are not apparent. Such articles may also be found in baggage. With the aim of preventing undeclared dangerous goods from being loaded on an aircraft and passengers from taking on board those dangerous goods which they are not permitted to have in their baggage, cargo and passenger acceptance staff should seek confirmation from shippers and passengers about the contents of any item of cargo or baggage where there are suspicions that it may contain dangerous goods.