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1 Paul Wauters, President of the IRU Group of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Land Transport of Dangerous Goods Cairo, 23 October 2011 Page 1

2 I.General Structure of the Global Transport of Dangerous Goods II.Land Transport of Dangerous Goods III.European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) Page 2

3 Page 3 I. General Structure of the Global Transport of Dangerous Goods Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods – UN Model Regulations (Orange Book) Modal Regulations

4 Page 4 The recommendations are: Presented as UN Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods or Orange Book Developed by the UN Economic and Social Councils Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Regularly updated in the light of –Technical progress –Advent of new substances and new materials –The requirements of modern transport systems Adressed to governments and international organisations concerned with the regulation of transport of dangerous goods

5 Page 5 The Orange Book is the basis for: Development of the modal regulations –IMDG (sea) –IATA and ICAO (air) –ADR ( road Europe) –RID (rail) –ADN (inland waterways Europe) –Other international or national regulations (US DOT, Chinese national regulations,…) Allowing harmonisation between the different modal regulations

6 Page 6 The aim of the regulations are: To ensure the safety and security of –People –Property –The Environment To ensure fair competition in a free market with the same conditions for all involved parties and modes

7 …is regulated by: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN) Page 7 II. Land Transport of Dangerous Goods

8 Page 8 European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road 47 contracting parties, including non- European countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Kazakhstan… Compulsory in international transport between these countries Compulsory in national transport in the EU countries and some non-EU countries III. Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)

9 Page 9 The conditions for transport of dangerous goods by road are laid down in: Annex A for the goods in question, in particular regarding their packaging and labelling Annex B as regards the construction, equipment and operation of carrying the goods in question The structure is consistent with that of the other regulations. The Annex A is harmonised with IATA, IMDG, RID and ADN.

10 Page 10 Annex A: General provisions and provisions concerning dangerous substances and articles 1.General provisions (definitions, training, security, DGSA,…) 2.Classification of the dangerous goods* 3.Dangerous goods list, special provisions and exemptions related to LQ and EQ 4.Packing and tank provisions* 5.Consignement procedures 6.Requirements for the construction and testing of packaging, IBCs, large packaging and tanks 7.Provisions concerning the conditions of carriage, loading, unloading and handling

11 The classification of the dangerous goods: Identifies the hazard of the goods in question Takes into account Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) (CLP) Is the same for all transport regulations Page 11

12 Page 12 The packing and tank provisions identify the receptacles meant for the carriage of dangerous goods. Packagings (boxes, drums, jerricans, IBCs, etc.) Tanks (fixed tanks, tank-containers, portable tanks, MEGCs, etc.)

13 Page 13 Annex B: Provisions concerning transport equipment and transport operations 8.Requirements for vehicle crews, equipment, operation and documentation 9.Requirements concerning the construction and approval of vehicles

14 Main participants –Consignor –Carrier –Consignee Other participants –Loader –Packer –Filler –Tank-container / portable tank operator –Unloader The participants involved in the transport of dangerous goods are: Page 14

15 Page 15 The participants are: to comply with the regulations of ADR in their respective fields co-responsible with the other participants in case of non- conformity obliged to nominate a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser

16 Page 16 ADR Implications for road transport companies: Driver: –Training in regulations, safety and security –PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) –Safety awareness Equipment: –Truck –Trailer –Tank –Placarding and Marking

17 ADR and all other dangerous goods transport regulations: are key to ensure harmonised, standardised and safe operations are meant to protect people and the environment without penalising economic activites Page 17

18 THANK YOU!


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