Shipping hazardous material

If you’re in the business of shipping hazardous material then you know how vital it is that you meet the highest possible standards of safety and compliance. Working within the chemical and pharmaceutical industry means ensuring that the goods and substances you ship around the UK and beyond are transported as securely as possible. The people who work for you, the end users and those responsible for the actual shipping all deserve nothing less than absolute safety at each stage of the process.

Here at Patrico we specialise in making sure that happens. We realise that shipping hazardous material is a business just like any other, and that when you need specialised packaging you need to be able to order quickly from a large choice of stock. Keeping your goods moving from A to B is as vital to your business as producing those goods in the first place, and our website makes that simple to facilitate.

Every item of UN 4G packaging which we stock is manufactured to the standards demanded by the United Nations. UN Approved Packaging has to meet specific requirements as set out by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Although the details of these requirements can be fairly complex, the general principle is quite simple; the packaging has to be designed and manufactured in such a way that it will prevent the spread of the hazardous material in question in the event of an accident.

Our UN 4G Packaging is manufactured from heavy duty, hard-wearing fibreboard. Each individual item will have been rigorously tested and will have met the standards required in order to be fully compliant. In order to be granted the licence you need when shipping hazardous material, you’ll need a range of UN 4G packaging which is versatile enough to work with every inner container you have to use.   

As well as providing UN 4G packaging we also stock approved inner containers, making it simple for you to find the container which exactly matches the hazardous substance in question, and which was designed and manufactured to work safely with the packaging we provide. If you have an inner container but are not certain whether it meets all necessary stipulations we will be happy to test it for you and provide a report allowing you to use a 4G licence when shipping goods. Although a charge may be applied for this service, it will be a small price to pay for the peace of mind of knowing that your business can keep moving and supplying goods whilst meeting all necessary UN regulations.

We’ve designed our website to make it easy for you to find exactly the UN 4G packaging you require, in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Our reserves of stock are such that the goods you need are waiting to be shipped as soon as you order, and if you can’t find exactly what you need online then please feel free to call us on 01684 299 212. A member of our team, all of whom have in-depth knowledge of the rules regarding UN 4G packaging, will work with you to ascertain exactly what you need, and then get it to you as quickly as possible.