Air transport labels describe the dangerous goods being transported by air. These labels feature special handling instructions or precautions that must be taken to ensure the safe transportation of the goods.
Dangerous goods labels are required to be displayed on packages or containers in accordance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations.
There are several types of dangerous goods handling labels used in air transport, each with its own colour and symbol to indicate the type of hazard associated with the goods:
- Flammable label: A red label with a flame symbol, indicating that the material is flammable.
- Explosive label: An orange label with an exploding bomb symbol, indicating that the material is explosive.
- Corrosive label: A white label with a corrosion symbol, indicating that the material is corrosive.
- Toxic label: A black label with a skull and crossbones symbol, indicating that the material is toxic.
- Radioactive label: A yellow label with a trefoil symbol, indicating that the material is radioactive.
- Miscellaneous label: A white label with a symbol that indicates the specific hazard associated with the material, such as an environmental hazard or a battery hazard.
Air Freight Special Handling Labels
Special handling labels are required for certain types of dangerous goods. Warnings can include ‘Keep Away from Heat’ or ‘Handle with Care’. These labels provide instructions for the safe transport and handling of dangerous goods and must be clearly visible and attached to all packaging during air transit.
Examples of hazard labels and handling labels include:
Cryogenic liquids are an extreme cold hazard. On contact with skin these liquids can emit gases and cold vapours that will causes burns similar to hot thermal burns. The Class 2 label covers Cryogenics and other liquified gases.
This Way Up
This label can on both dangerous and non-dangerous goods. The label ensures that a package or shipping container is placed the correct way up. This Way Up labels help reduce product damage or items tipping over during transit.
This label alerts freight handlers and other transport staff to the be careful when handling magnetised material. Magnetised products should be kept away from an aircraft’s compass detector during loading.
Cargo Aircraft Only
Aircraft warning labels must include relevant hazard labels. For example, dangerous goods that cannot be carried on a passenger aircraft need to display the Cargo Aircraft Only label.
IATA Labels, Markings, Posters and Signage
The International Air Transport Association represents 300 airlines around the globe. IATA has established internationally recognised handling labels for use when transporting dangerous air cargo overseas.
IATA approved Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) labels include:
- Handling labels
- Hazard labels
- Quantity labels
- Temperature sensitive labels
- Time labels
IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Hazard Labels
LK Printing can supply any IATA DGR Hazard Labels you require including:
|DG Hazard Label - Class 1 - Explosive 1.3G||Label -Class 5 - Organic Peroxide 5.2|
|DG Hazard Label - Class 1 - Explosive 1.4B||Label - Class 5 - Oxidizer 5.1|
|DG Hazard Label - Class 1 - Explosive 1.4C||Label - Class 6 - Infectious Sub. 6.2|
|DG Hazard Label - Class 1 - Explosive 1.4E||Label - Class 6 - Toxic 6.1|
|Label - Class 1 - Explosive 1.4G||Label - Class 7 - Fissile|
|Label - Class 1 - Explosive 1.1||Label - Class 7 - Radioactive I|
|Label - Class 1 - Explosive 1.2||Label - Class 7 - Radioactive II|
|Label - Class 1 - Explosive 1.3||Label - Class 7 - Radioactive III|
|Label - Class 1 - Explosive 1.4D||Label - Class 8 - Corrosive|
|Label - Class 1 - Explosive 1.4F||DG Hazard Label - Class 9 - Dry Ice (UN1845)|
|Label - Class 1 - Explosive 1.4S||Label - Class 9 - Lithium Batteries|
|Label - Class 1 - Explosive 1.5D||Label - Class 9 - Misc. (w/word)|
|Label - Class 1 - Explosive 1.6N||Label - Class 9 - LB Metal (UN3090)|
|Label - Class 2 - Flammable Gas 2.1||Label - Class 9 - LB Metal (UN3091)|
|Label - Class 2 - Non-Flammable Gas 2.2||Label - Class 9 - LB Ion (UN3480)|
|Label - Class 2 - Toxic Gas 2.3||Label - Class 9 - LB Ion (UN3481)|
|Label - Class 3 - Flammable Liquid||Label - Class 9 - Miscellaneous (without words)|
|Label - Class 4 – Dangerous When Wet 4.3|
|Label - Class 4 - Flammable Solid 4.1|
|Label - Class 4 - Spontaneous Combustible 4.2|
IATA DGR Handling Labels
LK Printing can supply any IATA DGR Handling Labels you require including:
|Label - Aircraft on Ground (AOG)||Label - Live Animals|
|Label - Black Shipping Arrows||Label - Magnetized Material|
|Label - Cargo Aircraft Only||Label - Overpack|
|Label - Cryogenic Liquid||Label - Red Shipping Arrows|
|Label - Do Not Stack||Label - Refrigerate upon Arrival|
|Label - Dry Ice||Label - LB Metal Handling Mark (UN3090)|
|Label - Environmentally Hazardous||Lithium Battery Handling Mark (UN 3090) - Metal small|
|Label - Fragile||Label - LB Metal Handling Mark (UN3091)|
|Label - Handle With Care||Lithium Battery Handling Mark (UN 3091) - Metal small|
|Label - Heavy (roll of 250)||Label - LB Ion Handling Mark (UN3480)|
|Label - Heavy 25Kg (roll of 250)||Lithium Battery Handling Mark (UN 3480) - Ion small|
|Label - IBC Max. Stacking Load||Lithium Battery Handling Mark (UN 3481) - Ion smal|
|Label - Keep away from heat||Label - LB Ion Handling Mark (UN3481)|
|Label - Keep Dry (Umbrella)|
|Label - Laboratory Animals|
IATA DGR Limited Excepted Labels
LK Printing can supply any IATA DGR Limited Excepted Labels you require including:
- Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantity
- Radioactive Material Excepted Package
- Limited Quantity for Air
- Limited Quantity for Air (Small)
- Limited Quantity for Road and Sea
- UN 3373 Biological Substance
IATA Time and Temperature Sensitive Labels
LK Printing can supply any IATA T&T Labels you require including:
- T&T Sensitive (blank) – 150L
- T&T Sensitive (15 – 25) – 1,000L
- T&T Sensitive
- T&T Sensitive (+2 to +8)
- T&T Sensitive (+2 to +15)
- DG Handling Label – T&T Sensitive Label (2C to 25C) – 150L
- T&T Sensitive (2 to 25)
- T&T Sensitive (2 – 25) – 1,000L
- T&T Sensitive (+15 to +25)
- T&T Sensitive (2 – 8) – 1,000L
LK Printing Dangerous Goods Labels
LK Printing provides labelling solutions for local and international markets. We specialise in dangerous goods labels for air freight, maritime, rail, and road transport:
- Class Diamond dangerous goods labels
- United Nations (UN) labels
- Subsidiary risk labels
- International Air Transport Association (IATA) labels
- Globally Harmonised System (GHS) chemical labels
- Custom labels
- Emergency Information Panels
- PVC Vinyl Banners
Call LK Printing on 0434 154 351 for advice on the right labels for your needs.