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This function is applied to create Hazard division codes and classes, UN identification numbers and permit types in order to identify and classify items (part numbers) as hazardous goods that have to comply with international regulations regarding the identification, handling, packing, marking and transportation of such goods.


The functionality is based on the guidelines provided by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to which the majority of International airlines subscribe.

If your Company has goods or substances that fall in one or more of the hazard classes, you most probably already have an edition published by IATA. If not, you should obtain one to assist you in the classification of such goods.


The function thus provides features to:


1.  Specify and maintain identification numbers as per United Nations guidelines with proper shipping names for the labeling of packed goods. This is required since all dangerous goods must be identified with proper shipping names for labeling that appears on the outside of packaged goods and on the Shippers declaration of dangerous goods.

2.  Specify and maintain Hazard classes and division codes to enable you to associate an item with a specific hazard class such as explosives, gasses, flammable liquids/solids, toxic waste, radio active material and others. These classes are subdivided into division codes that further divide a class, e.g. gasses into flammable gas, non-flammable/non-toxic gas and toxic gas.

3.  Specify and maintain Permit types required for the transportation of dangerous goods, as well as the name of the establishment that issues the specific permit type. In addition to permit types required for dangerous goods, the function also allows you to specify permit types related to Controlled defense items that are subject to International trafficking and trade in Armaments.

4.  Establish a cross-reference between hazard classes and UN identification numbers e.g. Class 1.1 (Explosives with a mass explosion hazard) can be cross-referenced to UN ID numbers such as 0292 (Grenades hand or rifle) and 0318 (Grenades practice). For every cross-reference, the guidelines for shipping via Passenger- or Cargo aircraft can also be specified.


Once the UN ID numbers, Hazard classes and Cross-references have been specified, the Part Master and Commodity Codes functions can be applied to identify and associate an item or commodity with a hazard class and UN ID number.


Once done, the selection of a UN number or hazard division code on this function will automatically display all the part numbers in your data base that have been linked to the selected UN number or Hazard class.


Function such as Part Number Search and Product Structure Navigation (summary BOM) and Project Part Requirements also allows you to search for items that have been identified as Dangerous goods.