This Part of the Defence Standard relates to the Ministry of Defence requirements for the marking of packaging for identification of packaged materiel and logistics requirements, (handling, storage and transport).
It does not apply where the approved design or standardization documents for the marking of packages for specific materiel decree otherwise e.g. the marking of packages for ammunition and explosives governed by Def Stan 00-810. Note: Def Stan 00-810 under DEFCON 130 “Packaging for Explosives” shall be taken as the controlling document for the marking of Explosives stores, Explosives packages and Unpackaged Explosives articles unless a direct reference is made to paragraphs in Def Stan 81-41’.
It does not supersede or replace requirements set by legislation, statutory instrument, national or international agreements or regulations. It may be additional to these requirements where they permit.