In the UK alone, 2.8 billion parcels were sent last year. This figure is the most ever recorded, and while living in a COVID-19 world, it is hardly surprising. Limitations were placed on people picking up items themselves, meaning that posting was the only viable option for many. With more and more parcels being delivered, it is worth noting that if your delivery contains specific, potentially harmful materials, they may need special attention to ensure the safety of the courier and the recipient. As this fact goes under the radar, many unsuspecting people don’t call in a specialist to handle potentially hazardous goods.
At John K. Phillips, the haulage and delivery experts, we thought we would highlight some common hazardous materials that are found in your standard delivery.
Potentially explosive items
For obvious reasons, items that are prone to explosion are ones that should be flagged as such. They include items such as fireworks and flares and pose an immediate safety risk to those in the near vicinity. Sure, items such as this pose little to no threat when kept securely in your home, but if they are exposed to rapid changes in temperature, they could potentially set alight and have disastrous implications.
Flammable gases and liquids
If you are looking to post perfumes, aftershaves or deodorants then you should never deliver them using a standard service. These kind of liquids and gases pose a serious risk of setting on fire due to their chemical makeup. Businesses that stock these kinds of products and send them out for delivery have to ensure that they meet the relevant protocols and employ a specialist courier service, like John K. Phillips to perform such deliveries.
Cleaning products are ideal for getting rid of all the grime build up around the house, right? They are able to achieve this due to the sheer power of the substances inside the bottle, which is why they come with a plethora of hazard symbols and warnings included on the packaging. Not only should you err on the side of caution when using the product- but delivering it too. If the delivery leaks in transit it can cause major damage to the items around it and potentially the courier themselves, meaning that these kinds of deliveries are handled with the upmost amount of care and delicacy.
How do I find out if my delivery is hazardous?
There are many more items that fall into the hazardous category, so if you have any doubts at all, or even if it’s just for peace of mind, you should find out definitively if you can deliver your parcel as normal. If you are unsure who to turn to, then the St Helens transport experts at John K. Phillips are on hand to help. We can quickly tell you what course of action you should take if your item is indeed hazardous and what your next steps should be.
We are qualified to deliver your hazardous items in our expert service, complete with transport tracking. Just get in touch with one of our team today and we will discuss your requirements with you.
Contact the team at John K. Phillips
Our reputable and experienced company places huge emphasis on the importance of transportation and doing so in a way that is safe and proper. If you have any enquiries about the hazardousness of the item/s you are looking to deliver, then the team here at John K. Phillips will be glad to be of assistance.
We can walk you through the next steps you should take to ensure a safe and successful delivery. Give one of our friendly experts a call today on 01744 751000 to benefit from our knowledge in the area or fill out our online contact form with any detailed enquiries and we will get back to you as soon as possible.