New dangerous goods regulations – be prepared advises FTA

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 June 2004




(2004), "New dangerous goods regulations – be prepared advises FTA", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 33 No. 3.



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New dangerous goods regulations – be prepared advises FTA

New dangerous goods regulations – be prepared advises FTA

Keywords: Hazardous materials, Transportation, Regulation

The Freight Transport Association has made some key wins for industry in negotiating the new Carriage of Dangerous Goods regulations. These wins will, FTA believes, help to reduce the significant cost and administration burden these new regulations will impose.

The new regulations bring domestic legislation into line with the requirements of the European road and rail rules on the transport of dangerous goods (ADR and RID). The key wins FTA has secured include significant concessions for carriers of diesel in re-fuelling bowsers and mobile tanks, the deferral of new onerous arrangements for dangerous goods tanker testing and a pragmatic approach to the placarding of revised emergency action codes.

Chris MacRae, FTA Dangerous Goods Policy Manager said, “FTA has been working closely with the HSE for many months in order to secure the most sensible and workable set of regulations. However, they will bring into scope a number of industry sectors which had previously been unaffected by carriage of dangerous goods legislation. Plant and construction, civil engineering, parcels carriers, retail distributors, waste companies and third-party logistics providers must all review their compliance against the new regulations.”

FTA can provide on-site compliance audits tailored to meet specific company requirements.

For further information about compliance services, contact: the FTA Member Service Centre. Tel: 01892 552222.

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