Dangerous goods are substances and articles which have been identified as hazardous for transport and present a risk to people, property and the environment.
The ADR Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road A Guide For Business has been arranged to provide a comprehensive summary of the legal provisions of the ADR (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road).
- This guide is geared towards businesses that are involved in the consignment, loading/unloading and carriage of dangerous goods by road.
- All businesses that carry significant quantities of dangerous goods by road have a legal obligation to appoint a dangerous goods safety adviser (DGSA), i.e. a competent person able to advise on the safe transport of dangerous goods nationally and internationally.
- The ADR Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road A Guide For Business is primarily geared towards businesses that operate below the threshold where a DGSA is legally required.
- In these circumstances such businesses may still require a DGSA from time to time and this Guide is not intended to replace that expertise.
- The Guide is intended to allow all businesses to be better informed in the decisions made in the process of ensuring compliance with current legislation and in controlling risk when handling dangerous goods.