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

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PART IIISPECIFICATIONS FOR SIGNS SHOWN IN COLUMN 3 OF PART 1

1.  The signs shall conform in form and colour with those shown in Column 3 of Part I, except that—

(a)in the case of the signs adjoining the classifications “non-flammable compressed gas”, “flammable gas” and “flammable liquid” the symbol and the lettering may be in white;

(b)in the case of the sign adjoining the classification “spontaneously combustible substance” the lettering may be in white;

(c)in place of the word “toxic” wherever it occurs the word “poison” may be

(d)in place of the word “flammable” wherever it occurs the word “inflammable” may be used;

(e)in the case of the sign adjoining the classification “harmful substance”, the word “harmful” may be shown in black lettering under the symbol; and

(f)the sign may show the class number in accordance with the IMDG Code.

2.  Each sign shall be in the form of a square set with its sides at an angle of 45° to the vertical and the length of the sides shall—

(a)in the case of a sign required to be displayed at the rear of a vehicle or shown on a hazard warning panel, be not less than 200 millimetres; or

(b)in the case of a sign shown on a label, be not less than 9.5 millimetres.

3.  Each sign shall, for any part of it which is not black, have a black border, and that border shall—

(a)in the case of a sign required to be displayed at the rear of a vehicle or shown on a hazard warning panel, be at least 2 millimetres wide;

(b)in the case of a sign shown on a label, be at least 1 millimetre wide; or

(c)in either case, be a line which would comply with paragraph 3 of Part II of Schedule 2 to the Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Dangerous Substances Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1985(1) as read in conjunction with Column 3 of Part I of that Schedule.

4.  The colours of the signs shall so far as is practicable match the following colours identified in Table 1 to the British Standard BS 381C: 1988—

No. 537Signal Red (where the colour shown in Column 3 is red)
No. 355Lemon (where the colour shown thus is yellow)
No. 228Emerald Green (where the colour shown thus is green)
No. 166French Blue (where the colour shown thus is blue)
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S.R. 1985 No. 81; Part II of Schedule 2 was amended by S.R. 1989 No. 182

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