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The Carriage of Explosives by Road Regulations 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.General application

    4. 4.Armed forces etc.

    5. 5.International provision

    6. 6.Meaning of “operator”

  3. PART II MODE OF CARRIAGE

    1. 7.Prohibition of the carriage of certain explosives

    2. 8.Carriage of explosives in vehicles used to carry passengers for hire or reward

    3. 9.Carriage in bulk

    4. 10.Suitability of vehicles and containers

    5. 11.The Approved Explosives Vehicle Requirements

    6. 12.Types of vehicle

    7. 13.Limits on quantities

    8. 14.Mixed loads

  4. PART III INFORMATION

    1. 15.Information to be displayed on vehicles and containers

    2. 16.Information to be provided by consignors

    3. 17.Documentation to be provided by operators

    4. 18.Documentation to be available during carriage

  5. PART IV SAFETY AND SECURITY DURING CARRIAGE

    1. 19.Loading, stowage, unloading and cleaning of vehicles and containers

    2. 20.Attendance

    3. 21.Route of carriage and parking

    4. 22.Duty to ensure safe and secure carriage

    5. 23.Smoking and open flames

    6. 24.Equipment

    7. 25.Precautions against fire or explosion

    8. 26.Accidents and emergencies

  6. PART V MISCELLANEOUS & GENERAL

    1. 27.Duration of carriage and delivery

    2. 28.Minimum age limits for persons engaged in the carriage of explosives

    3. 29.Exemption certificates

    4. 30.Enforcement

    5. 31.Defence

    6. 32.Transitional provision

    7. 33.Miscellaneous amendments

    8. 34.Revocations

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      EXCEPTIONS

      1. PART I

      2. PART II

      3. PART III

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      SUITABILITY OF VEHICLES AND CONTAINERS

      1. 1.The operator of a vehicle shall ensure that—

      2. 2.The operator of a container shall ensure that—

      3. 3.The operator of a vehicle or container which is carrying—...

      4. 4.The operator of a vehicle or container shall ensure that...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      LIMITS ON QUANTITIES PERMITTED TO BE CARRIED

      1. PART I

        1. 1.In a case where explosives in different Divisions are being...

        2. 2.In a case where explosives in different Compatibility Groups are...

        3. 3.Where explosives in Division 1.4 and Compatibility Group S are...

        4. 4.Where explosives allocated on classification UN Number 0336 are being...

        5. 5.Notwithstanding regulation 13(1)(a) no person shall carry explosives in Compatibility...

        6. 6.Where, in accordance with paragraph 7(c) of Schedule 4, the...

      2. PART II

      3. PART III

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      MIXED LOADS

      1. 1.Compatibility Groups

      2. 2.Where explosives in different Compatibility Groups are carried together, then,...

      3. 3.Divisions

      4. 4.Where explosives in Compatibility Group D and Division 1.5 are...

      5. 5.Where explosive articles in Compatibility Group N and Division 1.6...

      6. 6.Permitted mixed loads

      7. 7.For the purposes of regulation 14(3) the following explosives and...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      INFORMATION TO BE DISPLAYED ON VEHICLES AND CONTAINERS

      1. PART I REQUIREMENTS

        1. 1.At all times when explosives are being carried in a...

        2. 2.Where explosives are being carried in a container in or...

        3. 3.Nothing in this Schedule shall require a danger sign or...

        4. 4.Each panel referred to in paragraph 1(a) shall—

        5. 5.Where the size and construction of the vehicle is such...

        6. 6.Each danger sign and subsidiary hazard sign required to be...

        7. 7.Each orange-coloured panel, danger sign and subsidiary hazard sign required...

        8. 8.Any orange-coloured panel, danger or subsidiary hazard sign, other than...

        9. 9.Where explosives in Division 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 are carried...

        10. 10.Where explosives in Division 1.4, 1.5 or 1.6 are carried...

        11. 11.In the case of explosives which are carried in a...

        12. 12.Where explosives allocated on classification the UN Number 0018, 0019,...

        13. 13.Where explosives allocated on classification the UN Number 0015, 0016,...

        14. 14.In the case of a vehicle or container carrying explosives...

      2. PART II EXCEPTIONS

        1. 15.Paragraphs 1 to 7 and 9 to 14 shall not...

        2. 16.Paragraphs 1 to 7 and 9 to 14 shall not...

        3. 17.Paragraph 8(a) shall not apply to any danger or subsidiary...

        4. 18.While the vehicle is being loaded or unloaded—

        5. 19.Paragraph 1(a) shall not apply in relation to any trailer...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED AND CARRIED

      1. PART I

      2. PART II

        1. 1.The Transport Documentation concerning the explosives being carried shall comprise...

        2. 2.The emergency information referred to in paragraph 1(d) shall comprise...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      LOADING, STOWAGE, UNLOADING AND CLEANING OF VEHICLES AND CONTAINERS

      1. 1.The various components of a load comprising explosives shall be...

      2. 2.Where explosives have escaped from any package into a container...

      3. 3.Before any explosives are loaded onto a vehicle or into...

      4. 4.Except where the engine has to be used to drive...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE OR EXPLOSION

      1. 1.Subject to paragraph 2, the operator of a vehicle which...

      2. 2.(1) The fire extinguisher referred to in paragraph 1(a) need...

      3. 3.Where a vehicle which is being used for the carriage...

      4. 4.The operator shall ensure that the extinguishants contained in the...

      5. 5.The operator shall ensure that any portable fire extinguisher provided...

      6. 6.The operator of the vehicle referred to in paragraph 5...

      7. 7.The driver shall ensure that the fire extinguishers referred to...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      AMENDMENTS TO THE 1983 REGULATIONS

      1. 1.The 1983 Regulations shall be amended in accordance with the...

      2. 2.Regulation 6 shall be amended by— (a) the substitution in...

      3. 3.Regulation 9 shall be amended by the substitution in paragraph...

      4. 4.After regulation 12 there shall be added the following regulation—...

      5. 5.Schedule 1 shall be amended by the addition of the...

      6. 6.Schedule 2 shall be amended by— (a) the addition of...

      7. 7.Schedule 3 shall be amended by— (a) the substitution of...

      8. 8.Schedule 4 shall be amended by the addition of the...

  8. Explanatory Note

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