By testing your packaging consistently, you are doing so on a regular basis, as and when the materials or products you have finished processing or manufacturing are ready to be sealed. And package testing done correctly may seem as though it is stating the obvious. But it is not as simple as that. Let this short note elaborate on this point for its duration. This is for those readers who have not yet given serious consideration to correct and consistent packaging testing.
Legislations states it thus. If there are hazardous materials, or materials that could pose threats to health or person, being handled, they need to be carefully and accordingly packaged. An extensive guide will be provided to the warehouseman on the rules and procedures to be followed. Ideally businesses will be outsourcing their packaging work to packaging and/or risk management specialists.
Needless to say, guidelines and procedures will differ from company to company, in due consideration of its uniqueness and the materials or products being housed. And whether outsourced professionals are handling the packaging or business owners are taking care of it in house, these could be subject to (usually) random inspections. During such inspections, contraventions could be detected. These could be subject to summary warnings or fines.
The more severe or hazardous, the more onerous the fine could be. And even in the absence of formal interventions, worst case scenarios for businesses that break the rules, and get caught, will be civil lawsuits which have a legendary reputation of being successful and, indeed, quite costly. No matter what kind of business you are running, and whether legislation requires it or not, it could be argued that every single business owner or steward will be exercising responsibility when handling and packaging their products or materials.