Edition currently in force:


Date published:

October 2012
(English and French)

Amendment in force:


Previous edition:


Upcoming edition / amendment:

CAN/CGSB-43.151-2018 or later


What is the 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.

Where is the standard referenced 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.

How do I obtain a copy of the standard?

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

Where can I obtain more information?

For more information on matters pertaining to CGSB-43.151:

Inquiries pertaining to applications for registration:
After choosing the language (1 for English, 2 for French), press option 1.

Technical inquiries:
Please include the text "Containers for Explosives" in the subject line.

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