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The Carriage of Explosives by Rail Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Information to be displayed on containers and wagons

12.—(1) The operator of any container or wagon which is being used for the carriage of explosives shall ensure that information concerning those explosives is displayed on the container or wagon concerned in accordance with Schedule 4.

(2) A person shall not cause or permit any of the information referred to in Schedule 4 to be displayed on any container or wagon concerning any explosives which are no longer being carried in it.

(3) A person shall not cause or permit any information to be displayed on any container or wagon which would be likely to confuse the emergency services when read in conjunction with any information displayed in accordance with Schedule 4.

(4) Nothing in these Regulations shall prevent the display of information on any container or wagon, in addition to the information required to be displayed in accordance with Schedule 4, concerning any explosives which are being carried in it.

(5) The operator of any container or wagon which is being used for the carriage of explosives shall ensure that any danger sign or subsidiary hazard sign affixed to it in accordance with Schedule 4 is clean and free from obstruction when the container or wagon concerned is handed over to the train operator.

(6) An operator of a train shall not cause or permit to be carried in it any explosives in a container or wagon unless he has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that information concerning those explosives is displayed on the container or wagon concerned in accordance with Schedule 4.

(7) The operator of any train which is being used for the carriage of explosives in a container or wagon shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that any danger sign and subsidiary hazard sign affixed to it in accordance with Schedule 4 is kept clean and free from obstruction until the container or wagon concerned is handed over to the consignee.

(8) A person shall not—

(a)remove any danger sign or subsidiary hazard sign affixed in accordance with Schedule 4 from a container or wagon which is being used for the carriage of explosives except for the purpose of updating the information on it;

(b)falsify any of the information on any such sign.

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