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The Carriage of Explosives Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Use of hazard warning panels (road)

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5.—(1) The information required to be displayed on placards and orange-coloured plates pursuant to Section 5.3.1 and paragraphs 1 to 3 and the information required to be displayed pursuant to paragraph 4 may all be shown on hazard warning panels provided that any such panels meet the conditions set out in sub-paragraph (2) and, if relevant, sub-paragraph (3).

(2) The conditions referred to in sub-paragraph (1) for a hazard warning panel are that—

(a)it shall be displayed in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 4 as if it were an orange-coloured plate;

(b)it shall be orange-coloured, except the part incorporating the placard which shall be white;

(c)the placard shall be not less than 200mm by 200mm, with a line of the same colour as the relevant symbol not more than 12.5mm inside the edge and running parallel to it;

(d)if more than one placard is to be incorporated in the panel, those placards shall be adjacent in the same horizontal plane;

(e)it shall conform to the figure in sub-paragraph (4); and

(f)it shall be clearly visible.

(3) If dangerous goods are carried in a tank which was constructed on or after 1st January 2005, the orange-coloured plate shall be indelible and remain legible after it has been engulfed in fire for 15 minutes.

(4) The figure is—

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