Labelling of packages
For each article or substance listed in Table A of Chapter 3.2, the labels shown in Column (5) shall be
affixed unless otherwise provided for by a special provision in Column (6).
Indelible danger marks corresponding exactly to the prescribed models may be used instead of labels.
Except as provided in 188.8.131.52.1.2, each label shall:
(a) be affixed to the same surface of the package, if the dimensions of the package allow; for
packages of Class1 and 7, near the mark indicating the proper shipping name;
(b) be so placed on the package that it is not covered or obscured by any part or attachment to the
packaging or any other label or marks; and
(c) be displayed next to each other when more than one label is required.
Where a package is of such an irregular shape or small size that a label cannot be satisfactorily
affixed, the label may be attached to the package by a securely affixed tag or other suitable means.
Intermediate bulk containers of more than 450 litres capacity and large packagings shall be labelled
on two opposite sides.
Special provisions for the labelling of self-reactive substances and organic peroxides
(a) The label conforming to model No. 4.1 also implies that the product may be flammable and
hence no label conforming to model No. 3 is required. In addition, a label conforming to model
No. 1 shall be applied for self-reactive substances Type B, unless the competent authority has
permitted this label to be dispensed with for a specific packaging because test data have proven
that the self-reactive substance in such a packaging does not exhibit explosive behaviour.
(b) The label conforming to model No. 5.2 also implies that the product may be flammable and
hence no label conforming to model No. 3 is required. In addition, the following labels shall be
(i) A label conforming to model No. 1 for organic peroxides type B, unless the competent
authority has permitted this label to be dispensed with for a specific packaging because
test data have proven that the organic peroxide in such a packaging does not exhibit
(ii) A label conforming to model No. 8 is required when Packing Group I or II criteria of
Class 8 are met.
For self-reactive substances and organic peroxides mentioned by name, the labels to be affixed are
indicated in the list found in 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 respectively.
Special provisions for the labelling of infectious substances packages
In addition to the label conforming to model No. 6.2, infectious substances packages shall bear any
other label required by the nature of the contents.
Special provisions for the labelling of radioactive material
Except when enlarged labels are used in accordance with 18.104.22.168.3, each package, overpack and
container containing radioactive material shall bear the labels conforming to the applicable models
Nos. 7A, 7B or 7C, according to the appropriate category. Labels shall be affixed to two opposite
sides on the outside of the package or overpack or on the outside of all four sides of a container or
tank. In addition, each package, overpack and container containing fissile material, other than fissile
material excepted under the provisions of 22.214.171.124.3.5 shall bear labels conforming to model No.7E;
such labels, where applicable, shall be affixed adjacent to the labels conforming to the applicable
model Nos. 7A, 7B or 7C.. Labels shall not cover the marks specified in 5.2.1. Any labels which do
not relate to the contents shall be removed or covered.
Each label conforming to the applicable model No. 7A, 7B or 7C shall be completed with the
(i) except for LSA-I material, the name(s) of the radionuclide(s) as taken from
Table 126.96.36.199.2.1, using the symbols prescribed therein. For mixtures of radionuclides,
the most restrictive nuclides shall be listed to the extent the space on the line permits.
The group of LSA or SCO shall be shown following the name(s) of the radionuclide(s).
The terms "LSA-II","LSA-III", "SCO-I" and "SCO-II" shall be used for this purpose;
(ii) for LSA-I material, only the term "LSA-I" is necessary; the name of the radionuclide is
(b) Activity: The maximum activity of the radioactive contents during carriage expressed in
becquerels (Bq) with the appropriate SI prefix symbol (see 188.8.131.52). For fissile material, the
total mass of fissile nuclides in units of grams (g), or multiples thereof, may be used in place of
(c) For overpacks and containers the "contents" and "activity" entries on the label shall bear the
information required in (a) and (b) above, respectively, totalled together for the entire contents
of the overpack or container except that on labels for overpacks or containers containing mixed
loads of packages containing different radionuclides, such entries may read "See Transport
(d) Transport index: The number determined in accordance with 184.108.40.206.1 and 220.127.116.11.2 (no
transport index entry is required for category I-WHITE).