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Document ID (ISN)68783
CIS number 97-375
ISBN(s) 0-11-062925-6
Year 1996
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 1996 No.2093
Title Health and Safety - The Carriage of Explosives by Road Regulations 1996 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1996. 32p. Illus. Price: GBP 6.00.
Abstract These Regulations implement into British legislation the provisions of Directive 94/55/EC (CIS 95-22). They impose prohibitions on the carriage of explosives including the carriage of unclassified explosives, carriage in vehicles used to carry paying passengers and the carriage of explosive substances in bulk. The operator must make sure that the vehicle or container is suitable for the safety and security of the explosives being carried. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is asked to approve and publish a document called Approved Requirements for the Construction of Vehicles Intended for the Carriage of Explosives by Road. Provisions are also made for the displaying of information on vehicles and containers, for the keeping of appropriate transport documentation by the driver and attendant, for the safe loading, stowage, unloading and cleaning of vehicles and containers, for the presence of appropriate emergency equipment and for the notification of emergencies. Smoking and the production of an open flame near or on the vehicle are prohibited during loading and unloading. The Regulations entered into force on 1 Sep. 1996. The Road Traffic (Carriage of Explosives) Regulations 1989 are revoked.
Descriptors (primary) explosives; United Kingdom; road transport; transport of materials; explosive substances
Descriptors (secondary) hazard identification; law; 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) Road transportation
Transport of materials