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  • As dangerous goods experts, we often talk about the necessity to prevent the risks that might occur during normal conditions of transport. Unfortunately, these are not our only concerns: in the world we live in we must also pay attention to potential risks posed by the theft and misuse of the most hazardous goods by ill-intentioned individuals against people, property or the environment. These are known as High Consequence Dangerous Goods, and their threats are addressed by the implementation of Security Plans.

    High Consequence Dangerous Goods

     

  • The ADR (European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road), which constitutes the legal reference in this matter in 48 countries, has been updated in 2015. Since January 1st, this new incarnation is applied in conjunction with the previous version (ADR 2013), but on July 1st 2015 ADR 2015 will become the single valid one. This article will highlight the most significant changes introduced in latest update of the ADR.

    ADR 2015

      

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    The figure and responsibilities of European safety advisersare not always well understood by people or companies out of Europe.

    The definition of “safety adviser” can be found in 1.8.3 of the ADR. It says “each undertaking, the activities of which include the carriage, or the related packing, loading, filling or unloading, of dangerous goods by road shall appoint one or more safety advisers for the carriage of dangerous goods, responsible for helping to prevent the risks inherent in such activities with regard to persons, property and the environment

    Main duties of the Safety Adviser include:

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    • Monitoring compliance with the requirements governing the carriage of dangerous goods
    • Advising the undertaking on thecarriage of dangerous goods
    • Preparing an annual report to be presented to the local authority
    • Monitoring the operational procedures or instructions related to identification of dangerous goods, purchases of  means of transport, loading, unloading
    • Assuring appropriate training for people involved in dangerous goods transport
    • Implementing of proper emergency procedures
    • Investigating of accidents and preparing reports if necessary
    • Assuring the existence of a Security Plan if necessary

    DGM has an experienced, trained and qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser team for all hazard classes (from explosives to radioactive materials) and transport activities.

    Companies in which Dangerous Goods are involved and which are required to formally appoint a Safety Adviser are welcome to contact us. DGM can take responsibilities and help your company to comply with regulations. 

     

     

     

     

     

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