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The Carriage of Dangerous Goods 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.Application of these regulations

    4. 4.Meaning of “operator”

  3. PART II APPROVED DOCUMENTS

    1. 5.Meaning of the Approved Carriage List and other approved documents

    2. 6.Duties in relation to the approved documents

  4. PART III MODE OF CARRIAGE

    1. 7.Method of dispatch and restrictions on forwarding

    2. 8.Carriage in bulk

    3. 9.Carriage in tanks

    4. 10.Suitability of containers, tanks and vehicles

    5. 11.Examination, testing and certification of tanks

    6. 12.General requirements for carriage

  5. PART IV INFORMATION

    1. 13.Information to be provided by consignors

    2. 14.Documentation to be provided by operators

    3. 15.Documentation to be available during carriage

    4. 16.Keeping of information by operators

    5. 17.Information to be displayed on containers, tanks and vehicles

  6. PART V LOADING AND UNLOADING

    1. 18.Prohibition of the carriage of certain mixed loads

    2. 19.Loading, stowage, unloading and cleaning of containers, tanks and vehicles

    3. 20.Unloading of petrol at petroleum filling stations and certain other premises licensed for the keeping of petrol

  7. PART VI EMERGENCIES AND PARKING

    1. 21.Equipment

    2. 22.Accidents and emergencies

    3. 23.Precautions against fire or explosion

    4. 24.Supervision and parking of vehicles

  8. PART VII MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

    1. 25.Exemption certificates

    2. 26.Defence

    3. 27.International provisions

    4. 28.Transitional defence

    5. 29.Revocations and amendments

  9. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      DISAPPLICATIONS TO THESE REGULATIONS

      1. 1.These Regulations shall not apply to or in relation to...

      2. 2.These Regulations shall not apply to or in relation to...

      3. 3.These Regulations shall not apply to or in relation to...

      4. 4.Regulations 6(a) and (c) and 11 and Schedule 3 shall...

      5. 5.Regulations 6 to 11, 12(2) to (6), 14 to 16,...

      6. 6.Regulations 6, 7, 10(2) to (5), 11(5), 12(1), 13 to...

      7. 7.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, regulations 8(2) and (3),...

      8. 8.Regulations 12(1) and 13 shall only apply to and in...

      9. 9.Regulation 17(1) shall not apply where the dangerous goods are...

      10. 10.Only regulations 17 and 23(1) shall apply where aircraft fuel...

      11. 11.Regulation 24 shall only apply to and in relation to...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO TANK CONTAINERS AND THE TANKS OF ROAD TANKERS CONSTRUCTED BEFORE 1 JANUARY 1999

      1. 1.Construction of vehicles and tank containers

      2. 2.Testing and examination of the carrying tanks of road tankers and tank containers

      3. 3.Exceptions to paragraph 2

      4. 4.Keeping of documents

      5. 5.In this Schedule— “pressure vessel” means a tank container or...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      METHOD OF DISPATCH AND RESTRICTIONS ON FORWARDING OF CER TAIN DANGEROUS GOODS

      1. 1.Flammable solids

      2. 2.The following goods shall be shielded from direct sunlight and...

      3. 3.(1) Appropriate measures shall be taken to ensure that any...

      4. 4.For the following goods— un 3231 self-reactive liquid type b,...

      5. 5.For the following goods— un 3233 self-reactive liquid type c,...

      6. 6.Spontaneously combustible substances

      7. 7.Oxidizing substances

      8. 8.Organic peroxides

      9. 9.For the following goods— un 3111 organic peroxide type b,...

      10. 10.For the following goods— un 3113 organic peroxide type c,...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CARRIAGE IN BULK IN VEHICLES OF CERTAIN DANGEROUS GOODS

      1. 1.Application

      2. 2.Flammable solids

      3. 3.(1) A vehicle carrying the goods un 3175 solids containing...

      4. 4.A vehicle carrying flammable solids, other than those specified in...

      5. 5.Spontaneously combustible substances

      6. 6.Substances which in contact with water emit flammable gas

      7. 7.A vehicle carrying any of the following goods shall be...

      8. 8.The openings used for loading and unloading in a vehicle...

      9. 9.Oxidizing substances

      10. 10.Toxic substances

      11. 11.(1) The goods un 3243 solids containing toxic liquid, n.o.s.*...

      12. 12.Toxic substances, other than those specified in paragraphs 10 and...

      13. 13.Corrosive substances

      14. 14.(1) The following goods shall be carried in a vehicle...

      15. 15.The provisions of paragraph 14 shall apply to vehicles carrying...

      16. 16.A vehicle carrying the goods un 3244 solids containing corrosive...

      17. 17.Only those corrosive substances which are listed in paragraphs 14...

      18. 18.Miscellaneous dangerous goods

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CARRIAGE IN BULK IN CONTAINERS OF CERTAIN DANGEROUS GOODS

      1. 1.Application

      2. 2.Flammable solids

      3. 3.(1) A container carrying the goods un 3175 solids containing...

      4. 4.A container carrying flammable solids, other than those specified in...

      5. 5.Spontaneously combustible substances

      6. 6.Substances which in contact with water emit flammable gas

      7. 7.A container carrying any of the following goods shall be...

      8. 8.The openings used for loading and unloading in a container...

      9. 9.Oxidizing substances

      10. 10.A container carrying any of the following goods— un 1438...

      11. 11.A container carrying oxidizing substances, other than those specified in...

      12. 12.Organic peroxides

      13. 13.Toxic substances

      14. 14.A container carrying the goods un 3243 solids containing toxic...

      15. 15.A container carrying solid wastes containing toxic substances, other than...

      16. 16.Corrosive substances

      17. 17.The provisions of paragraph 16 shall apply to containers carrying...

      18. 18.(1) The provisions of paragraph 16(1), (2)(b) and (2)(c) shall...

      19. 19.A container carrying solid wastes containing corrosive substances, other than...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      TYPES OF VEHICLE TO BE USED FOR THE CARRIAGE OF CERTAIN DANGEROUS GOODS

      1. 1.Gases

      2. 2.Flammable solids

      3. 3.The following goods shall be loaded in a closed or...

      4. 4.(1) Where any of the following dangerous goods are contained...

      5. 5.Spontaneously combustible substances

      6. 6.Substances which in contact with water emit flammable gas

      7. 7.Oxidizing substances

      8. 8.Where the goods un 2015 hydrogen peroxide, stabilizedor hydrogen peroxide,...

      9. 9.Organic peroxides

      10. 10.(1) Organic peroxides which require temperature control, other than those...

      11. 12.Infectious substances

      12. 13.Miscellaneous dangerous goods

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      FEE FOR APPROVALS AND SURVEILLANCE INSPECTIONS

      1. 1.On the making of an application under regulation 11 to...

      2. 2.On receipt of the application referred to in paragraph 1...

      3. 3.On determination of the application referred to in paragraph 1...

      4. 4.If the cost so stated in accordance with paragraph 3...

      5. 5.In estimating or stating the cost of carrying out any...

      6. 6.Following a surveillance inspection of an approved person in accordance...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY INFORMATION RELATING TO THE CARRIAGE OF CERTAIN DANGEROUS GOODS

      1. 1.Infectious substances

      2. 2.Miscellaneous dangerous goods

      3. 3.Where any of the following goods are carried, the emergency...

      4. 4.Where the goods un 3245 genetically modified micro-organisms are carried,...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      INFORMATION TO BE DISPLAYED ON CONTAINERS, TANKS AND VEHI CLES CARRYING DANGEROUS GOODS

      1. PART I INFORMATION TO BE DISPLAYED

        1. 1.Where dangerous goods are being carried in any container, tank...

        2. 2.Interpretation

        3. 3.Display of orange-coloured panels, UN numbers and emergency action codes

        4. 4.Paragraph 3 shall not apply to any trailer carrying dangerous...

        5. 5.An orange-coloured panel conforming to figure 1 shall be displayed...

        6. 6.(1) Where a vehicle is carrying only one of the...

        7. 7.(1) Where a vehicle is carrying only one of the...

        8. 8.Any orange-coloured panel required to be displayed in accordance with...

        9. 9.Any UN number or emergency action code required to be...

        10. 10.(1) Notwithstanding paragraph 8, where a vehicle is carrying dangerous...

        11. 11.Paragraph 9(c) shall not apply in relation to any tank...

        12. 12.Where the size and construction of the vehicle are such...

        13. 13.Display of the telephone number

        14. 14.Subject to paragraph 16, where a vehicle is carrying a...

        15. 15.The telephone number shall consist of black digits of not...

        16. 16.Notwithstanding paragraphs 13 and 14, the telephone number may be...

        17. 17.Display of danger signs and subsidiary hazard signs

        18. 18.Where a vehicle is carrying dangerous goods in a tank...

        19. 19.Where a vehicle is carrying dangerous goods—

        20. 20.Nothing in paragraphs 17 to 19 shall require a danger...

        21. 21.Subject to paragraph 22, the danger signs and subsidiary hazard...

        22. 22.Display of hazard warning panels

        23. 23.General

        24. 24.Any orange-coloured panel, danger sign, subsidiary hazard sign or hazard...

      2. PART II Figures referred to in this Schedule

        1. Figure 1

        2. Orange-coloured panel

        3. Figure 2

        4. Orange-coloured panel displaying the emergency action code and the UN number

        5. Figure 3

        6. Orange-coloured panel displaying the emergency action code

        7. Figure 4

        8. Orange-coloured panel displaying the UN number

        9. Figure 5

        10. Hazard warning panel

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO THE LOADING, STOWAGE, UNLOADING AND CLEANING OF CONTAINERS, TANKS AND VEHICLES CARRYING CERTAIN DANGEROUS GOODS

      1. 1.Gases

      2. 2.Flammable liquids

      3. 3.The provisions of paragraph 2 shall also apply to the...

      4. 4.Flammable solids

      5. 5.Packages containing any of the following goods shall be stored...

      6. 6.(1) Packages containing the goods self-reactive substances requiring temperature control—...

      7. 7.Substances which in contact with water emit flammable gas

      8. 8.Oxidizing substances

      9. 9.Organic peroxides

      10. 10.(1) Packages containing the goods organic peroxides requiring temperature control...

      11. 11.Toxic substances

      12. 12.(1) A vehicle which has been contaminated with any of...

      13. 13.Infectious substances

      14. 14.The following goods shall be loaded in tanks or in...

      15. 15.Corrosive substances

      16. 16.Vehicles intended to carry packages containing any of the following...

      17. 17.Miscellaneous dangerous goods

      18. 18.Where dangerous goods, other than genetically modified micro-organisms and any...

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      UNLOADING OF PETROL AT PETROLEUM FILLING STATIONS AND CERTAIN OTHER PREMISES LICENSED FOR THE KEEPING OF PETROL

      1. PART I GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

        1. 1.(1) It shall be the duty of the person licensed...

        2. 2.(1) The licensee shall, for the purpose of distinguishing one...

        3. 3.For the purpose of distinguishing one compartment of the tank...

        4. 4.The licensee shall ensure that every dipstick, not being one...

        5. 5.Where the method of filling a storage tank is by...

        6. 6.In any case where the method of filling the tank...

        7. 7.Where, during the course of filling a storage tank, vapours...

        8. 8.(1) The licensee shall appoint a competent person over the...

      2. PART II THE PART II PROCEDURE(PROCEDURE FOR LICENSEE-CONTROLLED DELIVERIES)

        1. 9.The competent person shall be in charge of the storage...

        2. 10.Before delivery into any storage tank is begun, the competent...

        3. 11.The driver of a road tanker shall not commence any...

        4. 12.The competent person shall, during the whole time of a...

        5. 13.The driver of a road tanker shall ensure that, during...

        6. 14.During the whole time of a delivery of petrol from...

        7. 15.Both the driver and the competent person shall, during the...

        8. 16.The driver of a road tanker shall ensure that petrol...

        9. 17.When the driver of a road tanker has completed a...

        10. 18.The competent person shall, following the completion of a delivery...

      3. PART III THE PART III PROCEDURE(PROCEDURE FOR DRIVER-CONTROLLED DELIVERIES)

        1. 19.(1) The licensee shall not use the Part III procedure...

        2. 20.(1) Where the licensee intends to use the Part III...

        3. 21.The licensee or the competent person shall, before the commencement...

        4. 22.Before making any delivery of petrol by the Part III...

        5. 23.A driver of a road tanker who makes a delivery...

        6. 24.The driver of a road tanker which has completed a...

        7. 25.The supplier of the petrol shall keep the copy certificate...

        8. 26.It shall be sufficient compliance with paragraphs 10, 11(a), 19(1),...

      4. PART IV FORM OF CERTIFICATE FOR LICENSEE-CONTROLLED DELIVERIESThe Carriage of Dangerous Goods By Road Regulations 1996 ( “the Regulations”)Licensee-controlled deliveries in accordance with Part II of Schedule 12 to the Regulations

      5. PART V FORM OF CERTIFICATE FOR DRIVER-CONTROLLED DELIVERIESThe Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations 1996 (“the Regulations”)Driver-controlled deliveries in accordance with Part III of Schedule 12 to the Regulations

      6. PART VI FORM PART III LICENCEThe Carriage of Dangerous Goods By Road Regulations 1996 ( “the Regulations”)Driver-controlled deliveries in accordance with Part III of Schedule 12 to the Regulations

  10. Explanatory Note

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