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Class 3 – Flammable Liquids

Class 3 – Flammable Liquids

Class 3 Flammable liquids are liquids, or mixtures of liquids, or liquids containing solids in solution or suspension (for example, paints, varnishes, lacquers, etc., but not including substances otherwise classified on account of their dangerous characteristics) which give off a flammable vapour at temperatures of not more than 60°C, closed-cup test, or not more than 65.6°C, open-cup test, normally referred to as the flash point. This class also includes:

  1. liquids offered for transport at temperatures at or above their flash point; and
  2. substances that are transported or offered for transport at elevated temperatures in a liquid state and which give off a flammable vapour at a temperature at or below the maximum transport temperature.

These substances are identified by the Class 3 labels (samples available for download below) and Class 3 designation in any Safety Data Sheet.

Refer to:

  • Local laws
  • Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code or IMDG Code or IATA
  • AS 1216-2006, Class labels for dangerous goods
  • AS 1940-2004, The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
  • Purchase the Australian Standards
  • Safety Data Sheets