What are Dangerous Goods and Package Testing?

STERIS and the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) have partnered to provide a UN certification service for packaging of dangerous goods and hazardous materials.

STERIS technicians are proficient in interpreting UN regulations on package testing for dangerous goods. We will consult and advise with our Customers on how to test and certify the packaging.

The following tests can be part of a dangerous goods test program:

  • Climatic conditioning
  • Impact and drop testing
  • Compression testing
  • Vibration testing
  • Altitude testing
Packaging Type
Drums Jerricans Boxes Bags Composite Packaging
Metals Metal Metal / Wood Plastics Plastics receptacle
Wood Plastics Fiberboard Textile Glass/porcelain
Fiberboard Plastics Paper Stone receptacle
Substance Classification (Group I,II,III)
3 Flammable liquids
4: 1-3 Flammable solids, substances liable to spontaneous combustion; substances which, on contact with water, emit flammable gases
5: 1 Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides
6: 1 Toxic substances
8 Corrosive substances
9 Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles
Group Classifications
Group I (X) Substances presenting high danger
Group II (Y) Substances presenting medium danger
Group III (Z) Substances presenting low danger

Guidance Documents/Standards:

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