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The Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987

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Regulations 2(1) and 11

SCHEDULE 5HAZARD WARNING PANELS

Form and colour of hazard warning panels

1.  Each hazard warning panel shall be in the form and colour of the following diagram–

2.  Any reference in paragraph 3 of this Schedule to a space number is a reference to the space so numbered in the diagram in paragraph 1.

Information about substances on a barge or tank barge

3.  The following information shall be shown on each hazard warning panel when a barge or tank barge is carrying a dangerous substance–

(a)in space (1)–

(i)where only one substance is being carried and that substance is specified in the approved list or the UN list, the substance identification number for that substance, except that the chemical name, an accepted common name or the trade name of the substance may also be included;

(ii)where only one substance is being carried and that substance is not specified in the approved list or the UN list, the chemical name, an accepted common name or the trade name of the substance;

(iii)where more than one dangerous substance is being carried, the word “Multi-load”; and

(b)in space (2)–

(i)where only one dangerous substance is being carried and that substance is specified in the approved list or the UN list, the hazard warning sign for the classification of that substance;

(ii)where only one dangerous substance is being carried and that substance is not specified in the approved list or the UN list, the hazard warning sign specified in column 3 of Part I of Schedule 1 for the most hazardous of the characteristic properties of the substance;

(iii)where more than one dangerous substance is being carried and all of those substances are of the same classification, the hazard warning sign for that classification specified in column 3 of Part I of Schedule 1;

(iv)where more than one dangerous substance is being carried and all those substances are not of the same classification, the hazard warning sign for multi-load specified in column 3 of Part I of Schedule 1;

(c)in space (3), the telephone number at which or by means of which specialist advice can be obtained at all times when the substance is being carried; and

(d)in space (4), the name of the manufacturer or owner of the substance, his house symbol, or both, may be shown but otherwise the space shall be left blank.

Specification for hazard warning panels

4.  The specifications for hazard warning panels shall be those set out in the diagrams below with dimensions in millimetres; larger measurements may be used, but in that case they shall be kept in the same proportions to each other except that the lettering and figures may remain as shown in the diagram, or be of intermediate size. The diagonal lines in the top left may be thinner and may slope in the opposite direction.

For single loads–

For multi-loads–

Labels for compartmented tank barges

Form of labels

5.  In the case of a tank barge which has separate tanks which are being used to carry different dangerous substances at the same time the label to be attached to each tank in accordance with regulation 11(2) shall be in the form and colour of the following diagram except that where all the dangerous substances being carried are of the same classification, space (2) may be omitted.

6.  Any reference to a space number in paragraphs 5 and 7 of this Part is a reference to the space so numbered in the diagram in paragraph 5.

Information to be shown on labels

7.  The following information shall be shown on each label–

(a)in space (1)–

(i)where the substance is specified in the approved list or the UN list, the substance identification number of that substance, except that the chemical name, an accepted common name or the trade name of the substance may also be included, or

(ii)where the substance is not specified in the approved list or the UN list, the chemical name, an accepted common name or the trade name of the substance;

(b)in space (2)–

(i)where the substance is specified in the approved list or the UN list, the hazard warning sign for the classification of that substance,

(ii)where the substance is not specified in the approved list or the UN list, the hazard warning sign specified in column 3 of Part I of Schedule 1 of the most hazardous of the characteristic properties of the substance;

(c)where all the substances being carried have the same classification, space (2), if included in the label, may be left blank.

Specification for labels

8.  The specification for labels is set out below with dimensions in millimetres; larger measurements may be used but in that case they shall be kept in the same proportions to each other except that the lettering and figures may remain as shown in the diagram or be of intermediate size.

Colour of hazard warning panels and labels

9.  Where in this Schedule parts of hazard warning panels are shown as coloured orange that colour shall match the colour in the British Standard Specification BSS No. 381C (1980) No. 557 Light Orange.

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