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The Explosives in Harbour Areas Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

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Regulations 2(1) and 11

SCHEDULE 4HAZARD WARNING PANELS

Form and colour of hazard warning panels

1.  Each hazard warning panel shall be in the form of the following diagram and shall be coloured orange, except for space (2) which shall have a white background. Pictographs, numbers: letters and lines shall be black.

2.  Any reference in paragraph 3 of this Schedule to a space number is a reference to the space so numbered in the diagram in paragraph 1.

Information about explosives on a barge

3.  The following information shall be shown on each hazard warning panel when a barge is carrying explosives—

(a)in space (1)—

(i)where only one type of explosive is being carried and that explosive is specified in the UN list, the identification number for that explosive, except that the chemical name, an accepted common name or the trade name of the explosive may also be included;

(ii)where only one explosive is being carried and that explosive is not specified in the UN list, the chemical name, an accepted common name or the trade name of the explosive;

(ii)where more than one type of explosive is being carried, the word “Multi-load”; and

(b)in space (2)—

(i)where only one type of explosive is being carried and that explosive is specified in the UN list, the hazard warning sign for the classification of that explosive;

(ii)where only one type of explosive is being carried and that explosive is not specified in the UN list, the hazard warning sign specified in column 3 of Part I of Schedule 1;

(iii)where more than one type of explosive is being carried and all of those explosives are of the same classification, the hazard warning sign for that classification specified in column 3 of Part I of Schedule 1;

(iv)where more than one type of explosive is being carried and all those explosives are not of the same classification, the hazard warning sign specified in the Note at the end of Part I of Schedule 1;

(c)in space (3), the telephone number at which or by means of which specialist advice can be obtained at all times when the explosive is being carried; and

(d)in space (4), the name of the manufacturer or owner of the explosive, his house symbol, or both, may be shown but otherwise the space shall be left blank.

Specification for hazard warning panels

4.  The specifications for hazard warning panels shall be those set out in the diagram below with dimensions in millimetres; larger measurements may be used but in that case they shall be kept in the same proportions to each other except that the lettering and figures may remain as shown in the diagram, or be of intermediate size. The diagonal lines in the top left may be thinner and may slope in the opposite direction.

Colour of hazard warning panels and labels

5.  Where in this Schedule parts of hazard warning panels are coloured orange that colour shall match the colour in the British Standard Specification BSS No. 381C (1980) No. 557 Light Orange.

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