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Transport of Dangerous Goods (Safety Advisers) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Regulations 5(1), 6, 7(6) and 9(2)

SCHEDULE 2Functions of safety advisers

The functions of safety advisers shall include in particular the following—

(a)monitoring compliance with the rules governing the transport of dangerous goods;

(b)advising the employer on the transport of dangerous goods;

(c)ensuring that an annual report to the employer is prepared on the activities of the employer concerning the transport of dangerous goods;

(d)monitoring the following practices and procedures relating to the activities of the employer which concern the transport of dangerous goods—

(i)the procedures for compliance with the rules governing the identification of dangerous goods being transported,

(ii)the practice of the employer in taking into account, when purchasing means of transport, any special requirements in connection with the dangerous goods to be transported,

(iii)the procedures for checking the equipment used in connection with the transport of dangerous goods,

(iv)proper training of the employer’s employees and the maintenance of records of such training,

(v)the implementation of proper emergency procedures in the event of any accident or incident that may affect safety during the transport of dangerous goods,

(vi)the investigation of and, where appropriate, preparation of reports on serious accidents, incidents or serious infringements recorded during the transport of dangerous goods,

(vii)the implementation of appropriate measures to avoid the recurrence of accidents, incidents or serious infringements,

(viii)the account taken of the legal prescriptions and special requirements associated with the transport of dangerous goods in the choice and use of sub-contractors or third parties,

(ix)verification that employees involved in the transport of dangerous goods have detailed operational procedures and instructions,

(x)the introduction of measures to increase awareness of the risks inherent in the transport of dangerous goods,

(xi)the implementation of verification procedures to ensure the presence, on board the means of transport, of the documents and safety equipment which must accompany transport and the compliance of such documents and equipment with health and safety regulations, and

(xii)the implementation of verification procedures to ensure compliance with legislation governing loading and unloading of dangerous goods.

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