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European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)

Below you will find the policies and procedures adopted for the transport of dangerous goods on the roads:

the United Nation’s ADR for European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by road came into being on 1st January 2013.

Part 1 of the ADR covers:

the scope, applicability, exemptions, definitions of unit of measurement, training of persons involved in the carriage of dangerous goods, safety obligations of the participants, derogations, transitional measures, general provisions concerning the Class 7 product, the checks and other support measures that will ensure compliance with safety requirements, transport restrictions set out by the competent authorities and security provisions

Part 2 covers:

the general provisions, class specific provisions, e.g. class 1 explosive substances; class 2 gases; class 3 flammable liquids; class 4.1 flammable solids; self-reactive substances and solid desensitized explosives; class 4.2 substances liable to spontaneous combustion; class 4.3 substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases; class 5.1 oxidizing substances; 5.3 organic peroxide; class 6.1 toxic substances; class 6.2 infectious substances; class 7 radioactive material; class 8 corrosive substances and class 9 miscellaneous dangerous substances.  Test methods are also included here.

Part 3 covers:

dangerous goods lists, special provisions and exemptions related to limited and excepted quantities.  Part 4 covers packaging and tank provisions; Part 5 consignment procedures; Part 6 requirements for the construction and testing of packaging, intermediate bulk container (IBS) large packaging, tank and bulk containers.  Part 7 provisions concerning the conditions of carriages, loading, unloading and handling. Part 8 covers the requirements for vehicle crews, equipment, operations and documentation and Part 9 the requirements concerning the construction and approval of vehicles.

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