Dangerous goods require special consideration and risk management, and therefore the handling of dangerous goods forms an integral part of Kuehne + Nagel’s QSHE management system.
Our core aim is to protect the health, safety and welfare of all persons, including:
- Contractors and suppliers
- Members of the public.
The safe business principle, which promotes the idea that safety and business contribute to each other rather than conflict, underlines our approach to dangerous goods management.
To ensure the safe and compliant handling of dangerous goods, we use robust processes, clear instructions, training, and monitoring. This ensures Kuehne + Nagel’s employees have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their duties in a confident and professional manner, in accordance with all applicable legislation. The company’s global dangerous goods guidelines are supported by a network of specialists based in all business units around the world.
The guidelines aim to eliminate or mitigate risk from all types of dangerous goods, in both transportation and storage. Based on the ‘Plan-Do-Check-Act’ principle of OHSAS18001, each Kuehne + Nagel site involved in dangerous goods is required to:
- Establish a legal register
- Compile an inventory
- Undertake a dangerous goods risk assessment
- Produce a clear set of control measures for safely handling dangerous goods.
In complex areas of regulation, additional topic-specific internal guidance is issued to support compliance.
Every two months, the Kuehne + Nagel Dangerous Goods Expert Team meets to discuss new legislation, compliance issues, trends, and where appropriate, non-conformances and incidents. Learnings are published internally to support a wider audience of national and local dangerous goods advisors.
For more information about our QSHE processes, please contact us
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