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The Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987

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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.

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