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1 1 Experience in Road Side Checks in Ireland (EU-15 Member States) Jean Shannon Inspector ADR Enforcement

2 2 Content: 1. Legislation 2. Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Act, Health and Safety Authority - Organisation 4. Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations, 2004: Part 6 - Roadchecks 5. Exemptions related to National Transport 6. Driver Duties 7. Roadcheck effectiveness – summary tables

3 3 Legislation Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Act 1998 (No. 43 of 1998) (CDGRA 1998) Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations, 2004 (S.I. No. 29 of 2004)(CDGRR 2004) European Communities (Safety Advisors for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail) Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 6 of 2001) Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) appointed as examination body for Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors (DGSA).

4 4 Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Act, 1998 Appoints CAs Health and Safety Authority (Classes 2,3,4,5,6,8 and 9) Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Class 1) Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (Class 7) Department of Transport (vehicle testing) National Standards Authority of Ireland (type approvals etc.) Irish National Accreditation Board (accreditation of inspection bodies)

5 5 Health and Safety Authority: Organisation of the ADR Group Policy (2 Inspectors) ADR implementation/Policy/Technical Support Exemptions/Derogations Liaison with Industry Service of EU TDGC and WP15 Driver Exams/DGSA exams Enforcement (4 Inspectors) Roadchecks and premises visits DGSA inspections Petroleum Stores and General Health and Safety legislation

6 6 CDGRR 2004:Enforcement Part 6: Implementation of Directive 95/50/EC Single Agency Checkpoints Multi agency Checkpoints (MACs) Span from 1 – 4 days/week, 30 weeks/year Organised by An Garda Siochana (Police), with other enforcement agencies HSA Department of Transport Revenue Commissioners Local Authorities/Social Welfare

7 7 Roadchecks (MACs) Procedure Pre-checkpoint briefing – local Garda Station Safe Location – visibility and weather conditions assessed Enough Garda presence to enable pursuit of vehicles Debriefing – problems/difficulties discussed

8 8 Roadchecks

9 9 Checklist in Annex 1 (Counterfoil Notebook) Carrier/other participants contacted by telephone High risk vehicles may be detained/escorted (Risk Category 1) Payment in lieu of prosecution (OTSFs) 250 per offence No prosecution in respect of alleged offence if payment received

10 10 Risk category 1

11 11 Exemptions related to National Transport Vehicles registered before 1 April 2002 Tanks/Gas receptacles constructed before 1 July 2003 UN 1223, UN 1202 and UN 1965 Empty uncleaned tanks Pesticides (ADR Class 3 and Class 6) Pump Trucks – mixed loading (not covered under ADR)

12 12 Exemptions related to National Transport

13 13 Driver Duties (linked to OTSF offences) Training Cert Instructions in writing (Tremcards) Load stowage and security Removal of placards/orange plates Keep placards and orange plates clean Valves, manlids, etc. closed Ensure earth connection Passengers not permitted Special parking rules In event of accident, notify Carrier/Emergency Services

14 14 Roadcheck Effectiveness TOTAL VEHICLES CHECKED DG VEHICLES CHECKED % % %

15 DETAILS2003 % OF DG 2004 % OF DG 2005 % OF DG GOODS AUTHORISED020.5%0 CONSIGNOR DECLARATION61.5%10.2%0 LEAKS DETECTED51.4%20.5%0 INSPECTION CERTIFICATES41.1%7819.5% % ORANGE PLATES5314.5%4110.2%506.1% SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS184.9%92.2%273.3% INAPPROPRIATE VEHICLE/PACKAGING10.03%40.9%30.4% DRIVER TRAINING267.1%82.0%344.2% FIRE EXTINGUISHERS6818.6% %9611.8% VEHICLE MARKING/PACKAGING LABELS205.5%61.5%162.0% DOCUMENTATION4011.0%5012.5%9511.7% SPECIAL AGREEMENTS000 OVERFILLING TANK10.3%00 OTHER (PPE) % % % TOTAL OFFENCES DETECTED TOTAL ON THE SPOT FINES ISSUED % % % Roadcheck Summary - Infringements

16 16 Examples

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