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Document ID (ISN)49892
CIS number 88-1362
ISBN(s) 0-11-883898-9
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Title Operational provisions of the Road Traffic (Carriage of Dangerous Substances in Packages etc.) Regulations 1986 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information HM Stationery Office, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1987. 15p. Price: GBP 3.00.
Abstract This code of practice covers several regulations: information to be obtained by the operator (content, how to obtain information, duty of the consignor); written information for the driver (content, how it is to be given, where to keep it, application only to the substance(s) carried); instruction and training of drivers (form, content, hazards of dangerous substances, loading and unloading, safety equipment, checks before beginning journey, emergency procedures, knowledge of legislation, record keeping); loading, unloading and storage (avoidance of damage, gas cylinders, segregation); fire or explosion precautions (smoking, fire extinguishers, repairs to vehicles); limitations on carriage (temperature control, insulation and refrigeration of vehicles, effects of peroxides on eyes); supervision of vehicles (parking in a safe place and security).
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; road transport; transport of materials; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) securing of loads; road vehicles; loading and unloading; information of personnel; directive; safety training in industry; responsibilities; legislation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Transport of materials