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Document ID (ISN)63203
CIS number 94-1466
ISBN(s) 0-11-043670-9
Year 1994
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 1994 No.670
Title Health and Safety - The Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail Regulations 1994 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1994. 16p. Price: GBP 3.20.
Abstract These Regulations impose requirements and prohibitions in relation to the carriage of dangerous goods by rail in freight containers, packages, tank containers or wagons. In particular: the rail carriages and packages transporting dangerous goods must be suitable to the purpose; certification documents and other relevant documentation must be made available; classification, packaging and labelling provisions must be complied with; tank containers and wagons should not be filled beyond their safe level; openings, valves and caps must be securely closed before the journey starts; dangerous goods must be segregated from each other; unauthorized access to the goods must be prevented; appropriate fire, explosion and leakage precautions should be made; personnel receive adequate training and information; safety systems and procedures should be set up. In annex: permitted mixed loads of explosives within different compatibility groups. Relevant international codes are ADR (for road transport, see CIS 93-361), RID (for rail transport, see CIS 90-1084) and IMDGS (for sea transport, see CIS 92-728).
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; United Kingdom; major hazards; rail transport; transport of materials
Descriptors (secondary) explosive substances; warning notices; law; classification; replaced
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Rail transportation
Transport of materials