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Dangerous Goods

When it comes to dangerous goods delivery, safety, security, and reliability are of utmost importance. Whether you need to transport hazardous materials, chemicals, or other potentially risky items, choosing the right courier service is critical to ensure a smooth and secure delivery process.

At Nationwide Courier Service, we specialise in providing same day courier services for the transportation of dangerous goods, and we prioritise the safety of your goods and the environment.

We take pride in our ADR trained drivers, capable of safely transporting a wide range of hazardous materials, from Class 1 to Class 9 goods. In addition, our entire operations team is ADR aware trained, ensuring that every aspect of the transportation process, from planning to execution, is handled with the highest level of expertise and adherence to regulatory guidelines. This dedication to safety and compliance underscores our commitment to delivering dangerous goods securely and responsibly.

Our Drivers are Fully Equipped


Our drivers are extensively trained and fully equipped to handle the secure and timely delivery of dangerous goods for our same day service. Committed to safety and compliance, our team undergoes rigorous training to ensure they are well versed in handling hazardous materials.

Equipped with state of the art vehicles and safety gear, our drivers prioritise the secure transportation of dangerous goods, adhering to all regulatory standards. Our same day delivery service combines efficiency and responsibility, providing our customers with the confidence that their shipments will reach their destination swiftly and safely.


  • Dangerous Goods Requirements and Packaging

    Should you need to move your dangerous goods, and you know the UN Number, but are unsure of restrictions and packaging requirements, our dedicated Dangerous Goods team can offer advice and guidance.

    Our ADR experts can tell you what quantities you're limited to, what packaging requirements you must adhere to, as well as any other additional requirements. Give us a call or fill out our contact us form, you can also take a look at the Health and Safety Executive website here.

  • Class 1 - Explosives

    Class 1 goods encompass explosive substances and articles, presenting significant risks due to their potential for explosive release of energy. Divided into six divisions, each signifies different explosive types.

    Which is why when delivering Class 1 goods, safety is the most important thing. Our trained drivers know all the strict rules for handling explosives, so they make sure the materials are safe during transport, reducing any risks.

  • Class 2 - Gases

    Class 2 goods involve gases, including flammable, non-flammable, and toxic gases. Transporting these materials requires adherence to ADR regulations, involving specialised packaging and labelling.

    Our drivers handling class 2 goods are fully trained to ensure careful handling to prevent leaks or accidents during transit. Whether it's flammable, non-flammable, toxic gases, or chemicals and corrosives we ensure that your delivery is conducted with the necessary precautions.

  • Class 3 - Flammable Liquids

    Class 3 goods pertain to flammable liquids. These materials, which include various fuels and solvents, pose fire hazards during transport.

    Our ADR trained drivers are well prepared to handle these materials safely, using the appropriate containers and adhering to safety guidelines. Our same day delivery option is ideal for ensuring that flammable liquids including chemicals reach their destination promptly, minimising potential hazards.

  • Class 4 - Flammable Solids

    Class 4 goods cover flammable solids, substances liable to spontaneous combustion, and materials that emit flammable gases when in contact with water. These materials pose significant fire, combustion, and corrosives hazards during transport.

    Safety measures are strictly followed when handling these goods, and our same day delivery service allows for the quick, secure transit of these goods.

  • Class 5 - Oxidising Substances

    Class 5 goods involve oxidizing substances and organic peroxides. These materials can enhance combustion and pose fire hazards when being transported.

    These goods require careful attention to avoid reactions that could pose a danger. Our ADR aware drivers and operations team work together to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of these goods using the same day courier service.

  • Class 6 - Toxic Substances

    Class 6 goods include toxic substances and infectious substances. These materials can pose serious health risks. Which is why Adherence to ADR regulations is essential for the safe transport of Class 6 goods.

    It is essential to keep toxic and infectious substances safe, any non-compliance could lead to an epidemic, or severe damage to people and the environment.

  • Class 6.2 - Infectious Substances

    Some Infectious substance could include health care goods which are classed as UN3373, there are no ADR requirements for these goods but they must be packaged appropriately.

    Contact us today to see how we can help with deliveries of items covered under UN3373.

  • Class 7 - Radioactive Materials

    Class 7 goods involve radioactive materials. These substances emit ionizing radiation and pose potential health hazards.

    Transporting Class 7 materials requires specialised equipment and expertise. Our ADR certified drivers are equipped to handle these materials safely, and our same day delivery service is available for situations that demand quick and secure transportation.

  • Class 8 - Corrosives Substances

    Class 8 goods encompass corrosive substances. These materials can cause damage to living tissues and other materials upon contact.

    It is extremly important these goods are packaged and handle correctly during transport to avoid any contact with the goods. Our ADR trained team ensures that these materials are delivered securely, with a same day delivery option for when time is of the essence.

  • Class 9 - Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods

    Class 9 goods, are goods that don't necessarily fit into any other category but still require special treatment to ensure the safety of people and the environment.

    One common item that falls into this category is Dry Ice, specifically bulk quantities of dry ice, if ever you are unsure whether your dry ice shipment is classed as dangerous goods, give our ADR aware operations team a call on 0115 986 5276.

  • Class 9a - Lithium Batteries

    Class 9a goods, lithium batteries, are miscellaneous dangerous substances that require specialised attention during transportation. Despite not fitting into the traditional other eight classes, batteries pose unique risks.

    Our ADR team uses their experience and expertise to safely move your batteries within the regulation of this particular class, ensuring your goods stay safe and secure for the entire duration of their journey.

  • Limited Quantity

    "Limited Quantity" refers to a classification within the transportation of dangerous goods, indicating that the shipped quantity is below specified limits. This designation comes with simplified packaging and labelling requirements compared to full-scale hazardous materials regulations. It is intended for small quantities of certain dangerous goods that pose lower risks during transportation.

    Contact us today to see how we can help you move your hazardous goods using Limited Quantity.

  • Excepted Quantities - EQ

    "Excepted Quantity" is another classification within the transportation of dangerous goods, indicating that the shipped quantity is very small and poses minimal risk. This classification allows for even more relaxed packaging and labelling requirements than Limited Quantity.

    It is typically applied to very small amounts of certain dangerous goods that have been deemed to present negligible hazards during transportation.


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