Aside from the obvious dangers to human lives, transgressions of the laws around the Transport of Dangerous Goods can have dyer consequences to a business or individual.
Prosecutions are undertaken for violations of specific sections of the TDG Act. The penalty provisions provide for fines of up to $50,000.00 for a first offence and of up to $100,000.00 for subsequent offences in summary conviction proceedings, and up to two years imprisonment for indictable offences. The TDG Act also contains special provisions with respect to orders made by the convicting Court. The orders may be made in addition to any other penalty imposed and they cover such matters as prohibiting a person from engaging in an activity regulated by the TDG Act, requiring a person to compensate others, repair damage to the environment or contribute to research in respect of the transportation of dangerous goods.
The reasons for following the TDG regulations should always be the safety of everyone first and foremost. You can’t however, overlook the financial repercussions if you are proven to be using products that do not meet the regulations in place for the transport of dangerous goods.