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

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Tank containers carrying dangerous substances to car? hazard warning panels

19.—(1) Subject to regulation 21, the operator of a tank container which is being used for the carriage of one or more dangerous substances shall ensure that (in the case where the tank container has a capacity greater than 6 cubic metres) it is provided with and displays four hazard warning panels, one of which shall be fitted to each side of the tank container and one of which shall be fitted to each end of the tank container and (in the case where the tank container has a capacity of 6 cubic metres or less) it is provided with and displays two hazard warning panels, one of which shall be fitted to each side of the tank container; and—

(a)each hazard warning panel shall—

(i)be weather resistant and be indelibly marked on one side only so as to comply with the provisions of Schedule 3,

(ii)be either rigid or fixed so as to be rigid, and

(iii)be marked on or securely attached to the tank container itself or to the framework in which the tank container sits in a substantially vertical plane and if the means of attachment is by a frame that frame shall carry no other hazard warning panels; and

(b)the centre of each hazard warning panel shall, in the case of such a panel required to be fitted to the side of the tank container, be as close as is reasonably practicable to a position midway between the front and rear of the tank container and, in the case of such a panel required to be fitted to an end of the tank container, be as close as is reasonably practicable to a position midway between the lateral edges of that end.

(2) The operator and driver of a vehicle carrying any tank container such as is specified in paragraph (1) shall ensure that the hazard warning panels with which it is required to be provided in accordance with that paragraph are displayed at all times as required thereby.

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