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Road Traffic (Carriage of Dangerous Substances in Road Tankers and Tank Containers) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992

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Information relating to dangerous substances to be received by operators

10.—(1) The consignor of a dangerous substance shall ensure that each operator who is to carry it receives such information as will enable that operator—

(a)to comply with his duties under these Regulations; and

(b)to be aware of the hazards created by the substance to the health or safety of any person.

(2) An operator shall not carry a dangerous substance unless he is in possession of the information referred to in paragraph (1).

(3) The consignor shall ensure that the information referred to in paragraph (1) is—

(a)so far as is reasonably practicable, provided in written form;

(b)accurate; and

(c)sufficient for the purposes specified in that paragraph.

(4) The operator shall, where the information referred to in paragraph (1) is not received by him in written form—

(a)reduce it to written form himself; or

(b)ensure that it is entered in a computer under his control by a competent person.

(5) The operator shall keep the information referred to in paragraph (1) for a period of at least two weeks after the completion of the relevant journey.

(6) The information referred to in paragraph (1) may only be entered in a computer in accordance with paragraph (4)(b) if it—

(a)is capable of being reproduced in written form when required;

(b)is secure from unauthorised interference; and

(c)can be authenticated only by the person entering it.

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