Hazardous Goods
Bowker are renowned specialists in the handling, storage and transportation of packaged dangerous goods and enjoy an unparalleled reputation within the global chemical industry as a 'safe pair of hands' and also with regulatory bodies for being a responsible and compliant operator.
Our vehicles are fully equipped to carry dangerous goods and our drivers trained beyond statutory requirements to ensure goods are carried safely and securely. In addition to Upper/Lower Tier COMAH warehousing, our suitably equipped sites provide cross-docking facilities for onward deliveries throughout the UK and Europe.  Whatever your distribution needs, Bowker has the capacity and operational flexibility with its large modern versatile fleet operating throughout the UK and European mainland to deliver the goods first time, every time.
UN Class Dangerous Goods
2 Gases
3 Flammable liquid
4 Flammable solids
5 Oxidizers and organic peroxides
6 Toxic and infectious substances
8 Corrosive substances
9 Miscellaneous dangerous substances

Bowker’s COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) warehousing facilities are fully equipped to safely store and handle large quantities of hazardous materials and chemicals. To read more about our chemical warehousing and compliance, click here.

Bowker have a dedicated in-house DGSA team. Their core responsibilities include advising on the safe transport of dangerous goods, monitoring compliance with dangerous goods regulations, investigating any infringements of regulation and monitoring the delivery of training for Bowker employees involved in the transport of hazardous goods.

Since 2001, companies who transport hazardous goods have been required to appoint a Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) in order to comply with the requirements of ADR and the associated UK Regulations


With warehousing facilities throughout the UK, we provide temperature controlled and ambient storage solutions for hazardous and non hazardous materials.

As members of the Chemical Business Association, Bowker follow the Guiding Principles of Responsible Care to ensure the safety, security and integrity of the chemical supply chain under their control. The Company's efforts in this global initiative have been recognised on several occasions when they have received the following awards.
  • Responsible Care Logistics Company Award 2008
  • Overall Responsible Care Award 2008
  • Responsible Care Logistics Company Award 2012
  • Responsible Care Logistics Company Award 2014
  • Overall Responsible Care Award 2014
  • Our dedicated team of compliance professionals ensure our operating procedures are compliant with industry regulations and guidelines. These include the Responsible Care Principles,  ISO 9001 and SQAS (Safety & Quality Assessment for Sustainability).  To read more about our compliance, visit our compliance page.

    Our drivers are trained beyond statutory requirements and are fully qualified to transport dangerous consignments safely and securely. Drivers attend refresher training courses and often take part in training which allows them

    ADR European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road

    Our ADR vehicles are fully equipped to transport dangerous goods meaning; carry the correct documents, display the appropriate placarding and markings as well the have correct fire fighting equipment.

    Bowker are able to offer timed deliveries to most of the UK. This consists of time specific deliveries for both AM and PM time slots. This service is popular amongst our food warehousing and transport customers
    UK Transport