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Document ID (ISN)38046
CIS number 82-1452
ISBN(s) 0-11-017059-8
Year 1981
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 1981 No.1059
Title The Dangerous Substances (conveyance by road in road tankers and tank containers) Regulations 1981
Bibliographic information H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London SE1 9NH, United Kingdom, 1981. 34p. Illus. Price: ú3.20.
Abstract These regulations (effective, 1 Jan. 1982 and subsequently) continue and extend to all dangerous substances, and to the road tanker conveyance of these substances, the provisions of the Hazardous Substances (Labelling of Road Tankers) Regulations 1978 which are now revoked. Road tanker operators are required to ensure that their vehicles are fit for the purpose and that tanks and tank containers are regularly inspected and tested. The road transport of certain scheduled substances is prohibited, fire and explosion prevention measures are stipulated, and tank overfilling is prohibited. The operator and driver must be aware of the hazards of the substances they are transporting, and the driver must receive adequate safety instruction and training. Requirements for the supervision and marking of vehicles conveying dangerous substances are specified. An official commentary on these regulations is abstracted hereafter.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; United Kingdom; road transport; bulk liquid containers; tank trucks
Descriptors (secondary) flammable liquids; responsibilities of employees; law; flammable gases
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) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Road transportation