Dangerous Goods Endorsements
If you're transporting dangerous goods, you usually need to have a dangerous goods (D) endorsement on your driver licence.
A lot depends on what you're transporting, how much of it and under what circumstances.
- If you're transporting dangerous goods for hire or reward (eg if you're a transport operator or a courier), you will usually need a D endorsement. There are some exceptions, which are listed in clause 9.2 of and Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods Amendment 2010. Together these rules contain the current requirements in the Dangerous Goods Rule (the Rule).
- If you're transporting dangerous goods as tools-of-trade and the quantities are under the limits in schedule 1 of the Dangerous Goods Rule, you don't need a D endorsement.
- If you're transporting dangerous goods as tools-of-trade in quantities that are over the limits in schedule 1, you will need a D endorsement, except for dangerous goods that are toxic to the aquatic environment and classified as UN3077 or UN3082, environmentally hazardous substances.
- If you're transporting dangerous goods for domestic or recreational purposes, you don't need a D endorsement.
More information can be found on LTNZ Website: Dangerous Goods
Units covered on course are
- 16718-Demonstrate and apply knowledge of law and practice for the transport of Dangerous Goods by road