Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations

Applies to EnglandApplies to WalesApplies to Scotland

Title: Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations

Category: England, Wales and Scotland Regulations

Date: 1996 (amended 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003)

Reference: SI 1996/2095 [Full text] (1998/2885 [Full text], 1999/303 [Full text], 2002/2776 [Full text], 2003/1431 [Full text])

General Description:

Transporting goods by road or rail inevitably involves the risk of a traffic accident. If the goods are dangerous e.g. flammable or toxic there is also an additional risk to health and the environment. This Act provides the basis for regulations which deal with the transporting of dangerous goods. The aim is to reduce the risk of a spillage and to ensure that the emergency services can deal with any risk should a spill occur.

The resulting regulations place a duty upon those involved in the carriage of dangerous goods to ensure that they know which measures must be taken to minimise any risk. These include labeling, packaging, transport documentation, bulk transport, loading, unloading and stowage. There are special regulations for radioactive and explosive goods.

For specific information contact the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Pertinence to Agriculture: Poisons, Pesticides, Explosives

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