Standard CAN/CGSB-43.151: Containers for explosives (Class 1)


The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) Technical Committee has developed and published the latest edition of CAN/CGSB 43.151 in July 2019.

Currently in force:

Date published:
July 2019
(English and French)

Previous edition:

Upcoming edition / amendment:
CAN/CGSB-43.151-2019 or later

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Scope of the standard

The CGSB-43.151 standard sets out requirements for containers for the transport of Class 1 dangerous goods. The standard prescribes Packing Methods that in most cases are harmonized with the UN Recommendations on Transport of Dangerous Goods and prescribe the use of UN standardized containers.

Finding the standard in the TDG Regulations

Section 5.8 of the TDG Regulations requires that all means of containment used to transport Class 1 dangerous goods by any mode of transport must be in standard with CGSB-43.151.

Obtaining a copy of the standard

A copy of this standard can be obtained from the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB).

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