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The Transport of Dangerous Goods (Safety Advisers) Regulations 1999

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Provisions relating to the mode of transport used

4.  Provisions relating to the mode of transport used under national law, Community standards, international conventions and agreements, with regard to the following in particular—

(a)the classification of dangerous goods—

(i)the procedure for classifying solutions and mixtures,

(ii)the structure of the description of substances,

(iii)the classes of dangerous goods and the principles of their classification,

(iv)the nature of the dangerous substances and articles transported,

(v)the physical, chemical and toxicological properties of the dangerous goods transported;

(b)general packaging requirements, including tankers and tank-containers—

(i)types of packaging, codification and marking,

(ii)packaging requirements and prescriptions for testing packaging,

(iii)the state of packaging and periodic checks;

(c)danger markings and labels—

(i)the markings on danger labels,

(ii)the placing and removal of danger labels,

(iii)placarding and labelling;

(d)references in transport documents—

(i)information in the transport document,

(ii)the consignor’s declaration of conformity;

(e)the method of consignment and restrictions on dispatch—

(i)full load,

(ii)bulk transport,

(iii)transport in large bulk containers,

(iv)container transport,

(v)transport in fixed and removable tanks;

(f)the transport of passengers;

(g)prohibitions and precautions relating to mixed loading;

(h)the segregation of substances;

(i)limits on the quantities transported and quantities exempt;

(j)handling and stowage—

(i)loading and unloading (filling ratios),

(ii)stowage and segregation;

(k)cleaning and/or degassing before loading and after unloading;

(l)the vocational training of crews;

(m)vehicle papers—

(i)the transport document,

(ii)written instructions,

(iii)the vehicle-approval certificate,

(iv)the vehicle driver’s training certificate,

(v)the attestation of training in inland waterway transport,

(vi)copies of any derogations,

(vii)other documents;

(n)safety instructions, implementation of the instructions and driver-protection equipment;

(o)surveillance obligations for parking;

(p)traffic and navigation regulations and restrictions;

(q)operational and accidental discharges of pollutants;

(r)requirements relating to transport equipment.

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