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The Carriage of Explosives Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Regulation 7(3)

SCHEDULE 1PLACARDS, MARKS AND PLATE MARKINGS FOR NATIONAL CARRIAGE

PART 1CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY ROAD

Hazard Identification Numbers to be replaced by Emergency Action Codes (road)

1.  When displaying the orange-coloured plates provided for by Sub-sections 5.3.2.1.2 and 5.3.2.1.4, the emergency action code for the substance in question shall be displayed instead of the hazard identification number.

Display of the orange-coloured plate if one type of dangerous good is being carried (road)

2.  If one type of dangerous good is being carried —

(a)the orange-coloured plates referred to in paragraph 1 shall be displayed in accordance with the provisions of Sub-sections 5.3.2.1.2 and 5.3.2.1.4 which are applicable to the goods, battery-vehicle, tank-vehicle, transport unit or container in question; and

(b)an identical orange-coloured plate shall be affixed to the rear of the transport unit in place of the orange-coloured plate to be affixed to the rear of the transport unit pursuant to Sub-section 5.3.2.1.1.

Display of the orange-coloured plate if more than one type of dangerous good is being carried (road)

3.  If more than one type of dangerous good is being carried in a tank or in bulk in a transport-unit or a battery-vehicle or a tank-vehicle with more than one tank, element or container—

(a)the orange-coloured plates referred to in paragraph 1 shall be displayed in accordance with the provisions of Sub-sections 5.3.2.1.2 and 5.3.2.1.4 which are applicable to the goods, transport unit, battery-vehicle, tank-vehicle or container in question except that—

(i)only one on each side of the transport unit, tank, tank compartment, element of a battery-vehicle, or container in question, parallel to the longitudinal axis, shall bear the emergency action code; and

(ii)the remaining plates shall bear only the UN number and shall be 150mm in height; and

(b)an orange-coloured plate shall be affixed to the rear of the battery-vehicle, tank-vehicle or transport unit in question which shall be identical to the plates referred to in paragraph (a), except that it shall display the emergency action code only in the top half of the plate.

Telephone number to be used to obtain specialist advice to be displayed (road)

4.—(1) If dangerous goods are being carried in tanks, a telephone number where specialist advice concerning the dangerous goods in question can be obtained in English at any time during carriage shall be displayed—

(a)at the rear of the transport unit;

(b)on both sides of—

(i)any tank;

(ii)the frame of any tank; or

(iii)the transport unit; and

(c)in the immediate vicinity of the orange-coloured plates displaying the emergency action codes,

and shall be in black digits of not less than 30mm in height against an orange-coloured background.

(2) The phrase “consult local depot” or “contact local depot” may be substituted for the telephone number if—

(a)the name of the carrier is clearly identifiable from the marking on any tank or the transport unit;

(b)the Chief Fire and Rescue Officer (within the meaning of the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006(1)) has been notified in writing of the address and telephone number of the relevant local depot; and

(c)the Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, as referred to in head (b), has indicated, in writing, satisfaction with the arrangements.

Use of hazard warning panels (road)

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—

PART 2CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY RAIL

Hazard Identification Numbers to be replaced by Emergency Action Codes (rail)

6.  When displaying the orange-coloured plates provided for by Section 5.3.2, the emergency action code for the substance in question shall be displayed instead of the hazard identification number.

Telephone number to be used to obtain specialist advice to be displayed (rail)

7.  If dangerous goods are being carried in tanks, a telephone number where specialist advice concerning the dangerous goods in question may be obtained in English at any time during carriage shall be displayed—

(a)in the immediate vicinity of each orange-coloured plate; and

(b)against an orange-coloured background in black digits of not less than 30mm in height.

Use of hazard warning panels (rail)

8.—(1) The information required to be displayed on placards and orange-coloured plates in accordance with Section 5.3.1 and paragraph 6 and the telephone number required to be displayed pursuant to paragraph 7 may all be shown on hazard warning panels provided that the panels meet the conditions set out in sub-paragraph (2).

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

(a)be displayed in accordance with paragraph 7 as if it were an orange-coloured plate; and

(b)comply with the requirements of paragraphs 5(2)(b) to (f).

Regulation 24

SCHEDULE 2AMENDMENTS

Enactments to be amended

Articles and Regulations to be amended

Amendments to be made

Compressed Acetylene Order (Northern Ireland) 1979 (2)

Article 1A

Substitute “2010” for “2006”

The Classification and Labelling of Explosives Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991(3)

Regulation 2, definition (a) of “classified”

Substitute “regulation 6” for “regulation 14” and substitute “2010” for “2006”

The Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (4)

Regulation 3 (1)(b)

Substitute “2010” for “2006”

Regulation 25

SCHEDULE 3REVOCATIONS

Regulations Revoked

References

Extent of Revocations

The Carriage of Explosives Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

S.R. 2006 No.182

The whole Regulations

The Carriage of Explosives (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

S. R. 2006 No. 520

The whole Regulations

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