Introduction To The Transport Of
|CHCS Members can read a detailed overview of the "Model Regulations" and the "UK Requirements".|
Additional requirements specific to the mode of transport are incorporated within the modal regulations, which are updated every two years (road, rail, sea and inland waterways) to reflect the work of the dangerous goods committees. The IATA (air) regulations are updated annually.
The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).
ADR includes specific vehicle and tank requirements and other road specific operational requirements, such as driver training.
The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended) apply ADR in Great Britain - England, Wales and Scotland.
Appendix C of the Convention Covering International Carriage by Rail: International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail. (RID)
The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended) apply in Great Britain.
In the European Union, the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Navigation (ADN).
ADN only applies in the UK in relation to training and examination for dangerous goods safety advisers. It is not applicable to the carriage of dangerous goods by inland waterways within the UK, due to the UK island status i.e. no connection to European inland waterways.
The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code.
IMDG incorporates specific requirements for marine transport, including identification of dangerous goods that are classified as marine pollutants, and loading of cargo transport units.
In the UK, the Merchant Shipping (Dangerous Goods and Marine Pollutant) Regulations 1997 and the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 also apply.
The International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Technical Instructions are an internationally agreed set of provisions governing the requirements for transporting dangerous goods by air.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) publishes the Dangerous Goods Regulations in accordance with the ICAO technical instructions.
IATA provisions specific to air transportation of dangerous goods includes State (Country) and Operator (airline) variations and distinguishes between passenger and cargo aircraft in defining quantities that may be transported.
CHCS offers Modular Training Courses on the writing of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), and related issues such as classification, labelling and other documentation. For more information see CHCS Training. In particular we offer the following two courses related to the transport of dangerous goods:
If you have any queries about our training, please Contact CHCS.
We provide a range of pages on this website to give you an introduction to different aspects of chemicals legislation / regulation:
|Legislation (Introduction)||Brexit||Transport: Modal Regulations
|International Legislation||GHS Pictograms|
|European Legislation||EU Law Making Process|
For CHCS members only:
|REACH Regulation||Prior Informed Consent (PIC)||Seveso III Directive|
|CLP Regulation||The Cosmetics Regulation||Tracking Substances|
|Poison Centre Notification
||The Biocidal Products Regulation||Chemical Agents At Work
|Carcinogens & Mutagens At Work||EU Workplace Exposure Limits||EH40|
|Waste||EU Circular Economy Package||Transport: Model Regulations|
|Transport: UK Requirements|
Page updated December 2019
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In response to the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, we have prepared a statement on how we are responding to the challenges this raises. You can read the current statement at: Coronavirus / COVID-19. We will update this as and when necessary. [Updated on 19 May 2020]