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Document ID (ISN)63374
CIS number 94-2069
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0698-8
Year 1994
Convention or series no. HSE Guidance on Regulations L51
Health and Safety Executive
Title Carriage of dangerous goods by rail
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury CO10 6FS, Suffolk, United Kingdom, 1994. iv, 35p. 22 ref. Price: GBP 8.95.
Abstract This booklet contains the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail Regulations 1994 (CIS 94-1466) along with general guidance. Contents: construction of freight containers, tank containers and tank wagons; testing, examination and maintenance of tank containers and tank wagons; information relating to dangerous goods to be received by operators; classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous goods; prohibition against overfilling; secure closure of openings, valves and caps; segregation of dangerous goods; safe carriage and security; prevention of fire, explosion and leakage; loading; formation of trains; labelling and marking of freight containers etc.; training for train crews and others; provisions for the carriage of explosives and radioactive material; emergency arrangements.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; United Kingdom; major hazards; rail transport; transport of materials
Descriptors (secondary) segregation; safety by design; explosive substances; radioactive substances; wagons; tank wagons; transport containers; warning notices; emergency organization; approval; classification; comment on law; supply of information; information of personnel; packing, filling
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Rail transportation
Transport of materials