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The Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984

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Safety approval plate

1.  The safety approval plate required by Regulation 6 shall be permanently fixed to the container in a position such that it is—

(a)readily visible, and

(b)adjacent to any other officially approved plate carried on the container, and

(c)not likely to be easily damaged.

2.  The safety approval plate shall—

(a)be in the form prescribed by figure 1 of this Schedule;

(b)consist of a permanent, non-corroding, fireproof rectangular plate measuring not less than 200mm by 100mm,

(c)be marked with:

(i)the legend `CSC Safety Approval' in letters of at least 8mm in height, and

(ii)the other legends and information prescribed by sub-paragraph (d) and by figure 1 of this Schedule in letters of at least 5mm in height,

and such markings shall be permanent, clear and legible and in at least the English or French language, but nothing in this sub-paragraph shall prevent any markings for the purposes of an examination scheme or programme being by means of a decal.

(d)contain the following information in at least the English or French language—

(i)line 1—the country of approval and approval reference,

(ii)line 2—the month and year of manufacture,

(iii)line 3—the manufacturer's identification number in respect of the container, or in the case of containers for which that number is unknown the owner's identification number, or the number allotted by the Government or organisation which has granted the approval,

(iv)line 4—the maximum gross weight in kilograms and pounds,

(v)line 5—the allowable stacking weight for 1.8g in kilograms and pounds (that is to say, the designed maximum superimposed static stacking weight),

(vi)line 6—the transverse racking test load value in kilograms and pounds,

(vii)line 7—the end wall strength value as a proportion of the maximum permissible payload, which shall not be entered unless the end walls are designed to withstand a load of less or more than 0.4 times the maximum permissible payload,

(viii)line 8—the side wall strength value as a proportion of the maximum permissible payload, which shall not be entered unless the side walls are designed to withstand a load of less or more than 0.6 times the maximum permissible payload,

(ix)line 9—on and after 1st January 1987 (if the approved examination scheme or programme so requires)—

(a)

a legend indicating that the container is subject to a continuous examination programme, or

(b)

the date (expressed in month and year only) before which the container shall next be thoroughly examined.

Lines 7 and 8 may be used for the above purposes (a) and (b) if they are not required to contain other information.

Figure 1

CSC SAFETY APPROVAL

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