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

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Regulation 12

SCHEDULE 4Information to be displayed on Containers and WagonsRequirements

1.—(1) Where explosives in packages or unpackaged explosive articles are being carried in a container or wagon and those explosives are such that—

(a)a label is required by regulation 6(1), (2), (3) or (4) of the 1991 Regulations to be displayed on packages containing those explosives or on unpackaged explosive articles, subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), a danger sign ascertained in accordance with paragraphs 5 and 6 shall be affixed to or displayed on the outside of the container or wagon concerned;

(b)a label is required by regulation 6(5) and (6) of the 1991 Regulations to be displayed on packages containing those explosives or on unpackaged explosive articles, a subsidiary hazard sign ascertained in accordance with paragraphs 7 and 8 shall be affixed to or displayed on the outside of the container or wagon concerned, as follows—

(i)the danger sign on each side of the container or wagon; and

(ii)the subsidiary hazard sign, if any, adjacent to and on the same horizontal plane as each danger sign.

(2) Where explosives with different Compatibility Groups are being carried in the same container or wagon, the Compatibility Group Letters for those Groups shall not be shown on the danger sign required to be affixed to the container or wagon concerned.

(3) Where explosives with different Division numbers are being carried in the same container or wagon, the Division number amongst them which comes highest in the following list (that is 1.1 highest), 1.5, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6 and 1.4 (lowest)), shall be shown on the danger sign required to be affixed to the container or wagon concerned, except that where explosives with a Division number of 1.2 are carried together with explosives with a Division number of 1.5 the Division number of 1.1 shall be shown on the danger sign.

(4) Nothing in this Schedule shall require a danger sign for a particular classification or a subsidiary hazard sign for a particular subsidiary hazard to be displayed more than once on the side of any container or wagon.

Piggyback transport

2.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), where explosives are being carried by piggyback transport, the wagon shall display—

(a)the danger sign on each side; and

(b)the subsidiary hazard sign, if any, adjacent to and on the same horizontal plane as the danger sign.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply where the road vehicle being carried displays information concerning the explosives being carried in accordance with regulation 15 of the CER Regulations and that information is clearly visible.

3.  Each danger sign and subsidiary hazard sign required to be displayed under this Schedule shall—

(a)be in the form of a square set with its side at an angle of 45° to the vertical; and

(b)have an orange-coloured background with a black border and any figure, letter or pictograph required by the provisions of this Schedule shall be in black.

4.  Each danger sign and subsidiary hazard sign required to be displayed under this Schedule shall be clearly visible.

5.  Where explosives in Division 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 are carried in a wagon or container, there shall be displayed, in accordance with paragraph 1, danger signs which—

(a)are in the form of the following diagram (the Division number “1.2” and the Compatibility Group letter “E” are only examples);

(b)comply with the measurements in the diagram except that larger measurements, increased proportionally, may be used;

(c)have a pictograph of a bomb blast filling most of the upper half;

(d)have the Division number and Compatibility Group letter appropriate to the explosives being carried written on the lower half; and

(e)have the class number “1” written in the bottom corner below the Division Number and Compatibility Group letter.

6.  Where explosives in Division 1.4, 1.5 or 1.6 are carried in a wagon or container, there shall be displayed, in accordance with paragraph 1, danger signs which—

(a)are in the form of the following diagram (the Division number “1.4” and the Compatibility Group letter “E” are only examples);

(b)comply with the measurements in the diagram except that larger measurements, increased proportionally, may be used;

(c)have the Division number appropriate to the explosives being carried written on the upper half;

(d)have the Compatibility Group letter appropriate to the explosives being carried written on the lower half; and

(e)have the class number “1” written in the bottom corner below the Compatibility Group letter.

7.  Where explosives allocated on classification the UN Number 0018, 0019, 0076, 0077, 0143, 0224 or 0301 are carried in a wagon or container, there shall be displayed, in accordance with paragraph 1, subsidiary hazard signs which—

(a)are in the form of the following diagram; and

(b)comply with the measurements in the diagram except that larger measurements, increased proportionally, may be used.

8.  Where explosives allocated on classification the UN Number—

(a)0015, 0016 or 0303, provided that those explosives contain at least one substance which, if classified in accordance with regulation 5 of the 1996 Regulations (whether or not it is required to be so classified), would be classified as corrosive; or

(b)0018, 0019 or 0301,

(c)are carried in a vehicle or container, there shall be displayed in accordance with paragraph 1, subsidiary hazard signs which—

(d)are in the form of the following diagram; and

(e)comply with the measurements in the diagram except that larger measurements may be used in which case the measurements shall be increased proportionally.

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