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ADR 2017

The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR 2017)

Update: 04.01.2017

General
The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) was done at Geneva on 30 September 1957 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, and it entered into force on 29 January 1968. The Agreement itself was amended by the Protocol amending article 14 (3) done at New York on 21 August 1975, which entered into force on 19 April 1985.

According to article 2 of the Agreement, dangerous goods barred from carriage by Annex A shall not be accepted for international transport, while international transport of other dangerous goods shall be authorized subject to compliance with:
– the conditions laid down in Annex A for the goods in question, in particular as regards their packaging and labelling; and
– the conditions laid down in Annex B, in particular as regards the construction, equipment and operation of the vehicle carrying the goods in question.

Nevertheless, according to article 4, each Contracting Party shall retain the right to regulate or prohibit, for reasons other than safety during carriage, the entry of dangerous goods into its territory. Contracting Parties also retain the right to arrange, by bilateral or multilateral agreements, that certain dangerous goods which are prohibited from carriage by Annex A be internationally carried, subject to certain conditions, on their territories, or that dangerous goods authorized to be carried internationally according to Annex A be carried on their territories under conditions less stringent than those specified in Annexes A and B.

Annexes A and B have been regularly amended and updated since the entry into force of ADR.

Structure of Annexes A and B
The Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (WP.15) of the Economic Commission for Europe’s Committee on Inland Transport decided, at its fifty-first session (26-30 October 1992), to restructure Annexes A and B, on the basis of a proposal by the International Road Transport Union (TRANS/WP.15/124, paras. 100-108).

The main objectives were to make the requirements more accessible and more user-friendly so that they could be applied more easily not only to international road transport operations under ADR, but also to domestic traffic in all European States through national or European Community legislation, and ultimately to ensure a consistent regulatory framework at European level. It was also considered necessary to identify more clearly the duties of the various participants in the transport chain, to group more systematically the requirements concerning these various participants, and to differentiate the legal requirements of ADR from the European or international standards that could be applied to meet such requirements.

The structure is consistent with that of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) and the Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID).

It has been split into nine parts, but still grouped under two annexes to align with the wording of article 2 of the Agreement itself. The layout is as follows:

Annex A: General provisions and provisions concerning dangerous articles and substances
Part 1 General provisions
Part 2 Classification
Part 3 Dangerous goods list, special provisions and exemptions related to limited and excepted quantities
Part 4 Packing and tank provisions
Part 5 Consignment procedures
Part 6 Requirements for the construction and testing of packagings, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), large packagings,
tanks and bulk containers
Part 7 Provisions concerning the conditions of carriage, loading, unloading and handling

Annex B: Provisions concerning transport equipment and transport operations
Part 8 Requirements for vehicle crews, equipment, operation and documentation
Part 9 Requirements concerning the construction and approval of vehicles

Part 1, which contains general provisions and definitions, is an essential part, since it contains all definitions for terms used throughout the other parts, and it defines precisely the scope and applicability of ADR, including the possibility of exemptions, as well as the applicability of other regulations. It also contains provisions concerning training, derogations and transitional measures, the respective safety obligations of the various participants in a chain of transport of dangerous goods, control measures, safety advisers, restrictions for the passage of vehicles carrying dangerous goods through road tunnels and transport of dangerous goods security.

Central to the use of the restructured ADR is table A of Chapter 3.2 which contains the dangerous goods list in the numerical order of UN numbers. Once the UN number of a specific dangerous substance or article has been determined, the table provides cross-references to specific requirements to be applied for the carriage of that substance or article, and to the chapters or sections where these specific requirements may be found. Nevertheless, it should be borne in mind that the general requirements or class specific requirements of the various Parts have to be applied in addition to specific requirements, as relevant.

An alphabetical index which indicates the UN number assigned to specific dangerous goods has been prepared by the secretariat and added as table B of Chapter 3.2 to facilitate the access to table A when the UN number is unknown. This table B is not an official part of ADR and has been added in the publication for easy reference only.

When goods which are known or suspected to be dangerous cannot be found by name in any of tables A or B, they have to be classified in accordance with Part 2, which contains all relevant procedures and criteria to determine whether such goods are deemed to be dangerous or not and which UN number should be assigned.

Applicable texts
This version (“2017 ADR”) takes into account all new amendments adopted by WP.15 in 2014, 2015 and 2016, circulated under the symbols ECE/TRANS/WP.15/231 and -/Corr.1 and ECE/TRANS/WP.15/231/Add.1, which, subject to acceptance by the Contracting Parties in accordance with article 14(3) of the Agreement, should enter into force on 1 January
2017.

Nevertheless, due to the transitional measures provided for in 1.6.1.1 of Annex A, the previous version (“2015 ADR”) as amended in accordance with Depositary Notifications C.N.354.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.14 and C.N.710.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.14 may continue to be used until 30 June 2017.

Territorial applicability

ADR is an Agreement between States, and there is no overall enforcing authority. In practice, highway checks are carried out by Contracting Parties, and non-compliance may then result in legal action by national authorities against offenders in accordance with their domestic legislation. ADR itself does not prescribe any penalties. At the time of publishing, the Contracting Parties are Albania, Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom. ADR applies to transport operations performed on the territory of at least two of the above-mentioned Contracting Parties. In addition, it should be noted that, in the interest of uniformity and free trading across the European Union (EU), Annexes A and B of ADR have also been adopted by EU Member States as the basis for regulation of the carriage of dangerous goods by road within and between their territories (Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 September 2008 on the inland transport of dangerous goods, as amended). A number of non-EU countries have also adopted Annexes A and B of ADR as the basis for their national legislation.

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Guidelines Consolidated table of the applicable provisions of Part 9 of ADR

Guidelines Consolidated table of the applicable provisions of Part 9 of ADR

Guidelines Consolidated table of the applicable provisions of Part 9 of ADR for EX/II, EX/III, FL, and AT vehicles and MEMUs

European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road

Consolidated table of the applicable provisions of Part 9 of ADR for EX/II, EX/III, FL, and AT vehicles and MEMUs

At its 105th session, the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (WP.15) adopted (ECE/TRANS/WP.15/244, paragraph 69) the present consolidated table of applicable requirements of Part 9 that can serve as guidelines for the technical inspection of EX/II, EX/III, FL and AT vehicles and MEMUs.

(Source: ECE/TRANS/WP.15/2018/4 and informal document INF.31 of the 105th session of the WP.15) 

UNECE 6-9 Nov. 2018

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ADR 2019: 1.1.3.6 “total quantity” / “calculated value” of DG indicated in the transport document

ADR 2019: 1.1.3.6 “total quantity” / “calculated value” of DG indicated in the transport document

ADR 2019

Whith ADR 2019, in the case of intended application of 1.1.3.6, the total quantity and the calculated value of dangerous goods for each transport category shall be indicated in the transport document in accordance with 1.1.3.6.3 and 1.1.3.6.4.

In Certifico ADR Manager available function “calculated value” of DG whit Report, see example Report Calculated value  what can be attachment in the transport document.

Draft ADR 2017 Official
ADR 2019

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Amendments to annexes A and B of ADR 2019

Chapter 5.4 .1.1.1

(f) Amend Note 1 to read as follows:

5.4.1.1.1
….

New ADR 2019

NOTE 1:
In the case of intended application of 1.1.3.6, the total quantity and the calculated value of dangerous goods for each transport category shall be indicated in the transport document in accordance with 1.1.3.6.3 and 1.1.3.6.4.

Currently ADR 2017

NOTE 1:
In the case of intended application of 1.1.3.6, the total quantity of dangerous goods for each transport category shall be indicated in the transport document in accordance with 1.1.3.6.3.

ADR 2019 (EN)

5.4.1.1.1.

(f) the total quantity of each item of dangerous goods bearing a different UN number, proper
shipping name or, when applicable, packing group (as a volume or as a gross mass, or as a net mass as appropriate);

NOTE 1  In the case of intended application of 1.1.3.6, the total quantity and the calculated value of dangerous goods for each transport category shall be indicated in the transport document in accordance with 1.1.3.6.3 and 1.1.3.6.4.

1.1.3.6. Exemptions related to quantities carried per transport unit

1.1.3.6.4

Where dangerous goods of different transport categories are carried in the same transport unit, the

sum of:

– The quantity of substances and articles of transport category 1 multiplied by “50”;

– The quantity of substances and articles of transport category 1 referred to in Note a to the table

in 1.1.3.6.3 multiplied by “20”;

– The quantity of substances and articles of transport category 2 multiplied by “3”; and

– The quantity of substances and articles of transport category 3;

shall not exceed “1000”.

(a) For UN Nos. 0081, 0082, 0084, 0241, 0331, 0332, 0482, 1005 and 1017, the total maximum quantity per transport unit shall be 50 kg.

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Safety ADR© – Dangerous Goods app IT/EN | ADR 2019

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25.10.2019: Safety ADR now available DB update ADR 2019

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Safety ADR© app  Dangerous Goods ADR

ADR 2019 – European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road.

This update version has been prepared on the basis of amendments ADR applicable as from January 1st, 2019.

Safety ADR© is an app that allows you to:
– Search the full table A cap. 3.2 ADR for UN / name / class / other* (Italian, English);
– Fill in the ADR for each subject “Substance Report” with the “Safety” parameter (1) (Italian, English);
– Fill in the ADR for each subject “Tremcards P.0″(2) (Italian, English);
– Read/Print/share/send PDF of Instructions in Writing according to ADR 5.4.2 (English, Italian, French, Russian, Danish, Latvian, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Portuguese, Czech, Spanish, Turkish, Slovenian, Slovak, Estonian, Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), Polish, Finnish, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, Greek, Serbian);
– Get news on the home screen;
– Read/Print the ADR agreement (English, French, Russian);
– See ADR labels, classes, Kemler (Italian, English).

The completed documents, “Substance Report” and “Tremcards P.0” can be saved via e-mail in pdf format.

25.10.2018: What’s news

– [Rules] ADR 2019: updated substances
– [Rules] Corrigendum 1, january 3 2018 (ECE/TRANS/WP.15/237)
– [Fix] Fixed app crash when searching substances with UN Number 3492 and 3493 (English language only)
– [Fix] Substances details in tabs “Starred” and “History” not displayed correctly (fixed)

(1) Safety
The “Safety” parameter for information on the “Safety Area” (S.A.), depends on the quantity “Q” of carried goods and the code “Kemler” corrected by a “K” factor, for which it is believed that the goods to be transported duly bounded to that value in the event of an accident that could pose a risk to public health and safety (carefully read the Disclaimer).

(2) Tremcards P.0
The “Tremcards P.0” (Transport Emergency Cards – P.0) consists of 4 pages: Instruction in writing according ADR + Page “0” of Getting Started Certifico “P.0”.
The “P.0” was introduced in addition to the Instruction in writing according ADR to facilitate a better identification of the goods carried in emergency situation and as indicated in note 2 on page 3 of the Instruction in writing to add “Additional guidance”:
ADR cap. 5.4.3 Note (2) Instruction in writing: “Additional guidance shown above may be adapted to reflect the classes of dangerous goods to be carried and their means of transportation”

Price: € 9,99
In-app Products: € 23,99
Category: Productivity
Date: Oct 25, 2018
Version: iOS 1.0.5 / Android 1.0.1
Size: 64.2 MB
Languages: English, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
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*The app has only 40 materials ADR , the complete database of ADR materials is purchasable, after installation, by in-app purchase.

Safety ADR© – Dangerous Goods app IT/EN | ADR 2019

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Safety ADR© – Dangerous Goods app IT/EN | ADR 2019

25.10.2018: Safety ADR è aggiornata ad ADR 2019

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Safety ADR© è un’app  per il trasporto di merci pericolose ADR che consente di:

– visualizzare tutta la Tabella A cap. 3.2 ADR per ONU/denominazione/classe/altro* (Italiano, Inglese);
– compilare per ciascuna materia ADR il “Report materia” con il parametro “Safety” (1) (Italiano, Inglese);
– compilare per ciascuna materia ADR la “Tremcards P.0” (2) (Italiano, Inglese);
– consultare le Istruzioni Scritte secondo l’ADR (Inglese, Italiano, Francese, Russo, Danese, Lettone, Norvegese, Svedese, Tedesco, Ungherese, Romeno, Portoghese, Ceco, Spagnolo, Turco, Sloveno, Slovacco, Estone, Neerlandese (Belgio), Neerlandese (Paesi Bassi), Polacco, Finlandese, Lituano, Bulgaro, Greco, Serbo);
– avere news in tempo reale visualizzate direttamente in Home;
– consultare l’accordo ADR (Inglese, Francese, Russo);
– consultare le etichette ADR, le classi, i Kemler (Italiano, Inglese)

   

     

Update. 1.0.5 iOS / 1.0.1 Android

– [Normativa] ADR 2019: Aggiornamento materie ONU
– [Normativa] Emendamento 1 in vigore dal 3 gen. 2018 (ECE/TRANS/WP.15/237)
– [Fix] Crash in fase di ricerca delle materie con numero ONU 3492 e 3493 (inglese)
– [Fix] I dettagli delle materie nei tab “Preferiti” e “Cronologia” non sono visualizzati correttamente

(1) Safety
Il parametro “Safety” dà informazioni sull’Area di Sicurezza (A.S.), dipendente dal quantitativo della merce trasportata “Q” e dal codice “Kemler” corretta da un fattore “K”, per la quale si ritiene che la merce trasportata debba essere debitamente delimitata a tale valore in caso di incidente che possa comportare un rischio per la salute e la sicurezza pubblica (leggere con attenzione il Disclaimer).

(2) Tremcards P.0
La “Tremcards P.0” (Transport Emergency Cards – P.0) è formata da 4 pagine di Istruzioni Scritte ufficiali ADR + Pagina 0 di Informazioni Preliminari Certifico “P.0”.
La pagina “P.0” è stata introdotta in aggiunta alle Istruzioni Scritte ADR per facilitare una migliore individuazione delle merci trasportate in caso di emergenza e come indicato in nota 2 di pagina 3 delle Istruzioni Scritte ADR per aggiungere “Ulteriori Istruzioni”:
ADR 5.4.3 Nota (2) delle ISTRUZIONI SCRITTE:
“Le ulteriori istruzioni qui sopra indicate possono essere adattate in relazione alle classi di merci pericolose trasportate e al mezzo di trasporto.”

ADR 2017 – Accordo europeo relativo al trasporto internazionale di merci pericolose su strada.

Safety e Tremcards P.0 sono modelli depositati Certifico S.r.l. – Italia

Prezzo: € 9,99*
Acquisto database ADR 2019: € 23,99 (Acquisto in app)
Categoria: Produttività
Pubblicato: 25/10/2018
Versione: iOS 1.0.5 / Android 1.0.1
Dimensioni: 64.2
Lingue: Italiano, Inglese
Sviluppatore: Certifico s.r.l.
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*L’app presenta solo 40 materie ADR, il database completo delle materie ADR è acquistabile, dopo l’installazione, con l’acquisto in app.

ADR 2019: Acceptance of amendments to annexes A and B

ADR 2019 – Acceptance of amendments to annexes A and B

CN.488.2018.TREATIES-XI.B.14 of 15 October 2018 (Entry into force)

By 1 October 2018, none of the Contracting Parties to the above-mentioned Agreement had communicated an objection to the Secretary-General. Consequently, in accordance with the provisions of article 14 (3) of the Agreement, the proposed amendments to annexes A and B, as amended, shall enter into force for all Contracting Parties on 1 January 2019.

Fonte: UNECE

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ADR 2019 Preview: new provisions for temperature control

ADR 2019 Preview: new provisions for temperature control Chap. 7.1.7

Attached is the new Chapter 7.1.7 “Special provisions applicable to the carriage of self-reactive substances of Class 4.1, organic peroxides of Class 5.2 and substances stabilized by temperature control” (other than self-reactive substances and organic peroxides) “.

Chapter 7.1 on General conditions for transport, loading, handling and handling that ended with Chapter 7.1.6, now, with the ADR 2019, is extended and includes the new Chapter 7.1.7, which groups general rules and special rules for temperature control. This leads to consequential changes in the provisions of parts 2, 3, 5, 8 and 9.

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ADR 2019 Preview: nuove disposizioni controllo temperatura

ADR 2019 Preview: nuove disposizioni per il controllo della temperatura Cap. 7.1.7

In allegato il nuovo Cap 7.1.7 “Special provisions applicable to the carriage of self-reactive substances of Class 4.1, organic peroxides of Class 5.2 and substances stabilized by temperature control (other than self-reactive substances and organic peroxides)”.

Il Cap. 7.1 sulle Condizioni generali per il trasporto, il carico, la movimentazione e la movimentazione che terminava con il Cap. 7.1.6, ora, con l’ADR 2019, viene ampliato e include il nuovo Cap. 7.1.7, che raggruppa le regole generali e le regole speciali per il controllo della temperatura. Ciò porta a modifiche consequenziali nelle disposizioni delle parti 2, 3, 5, 8 e 9.

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ADR 2019 Preview: obbligo nomina consulente ADR spedizionieri

ADR 2019 Preview: obbligo nomina consulente ADR spedizionieri

Con l’ADR 2019 l’obbligo di nomina del Consulente ADR è esteso ad ogni impresa le cui attività comprendono anche la “la spedizione” di merci pericolose su strada.

Dal draft e dal corrigendum 1 dell’ADR 2019 è stsato aggiunto, in vari punti del Cap. 1.8.3, il termine inglese “consigning” (spedizione) prima del termime “carriage” (trasporto) tra le attività obbligate alla nomina del consulente ADR.

Vedi Documento Obbligo ed Esenzione nomina Consulente ADR

In allegato documento completo EN/IT 

Dalla nuova ADR 2019 EN:
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1.8.3 Safety Adviser1.8.3.1

Each undertaking,“the activities of which include the consigning or the carriage of dangerous goods by road, or the related packing, loading, filling or unloading”(2) 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.

1.8.3.2

The competent authorities of the Contracting Parties may provide that these requirements shall not apply to undertakings:
(a) The activities of which concern quantities in each transport unit “not exceeding those”(1) referred to in 1.1.3.6, 1.7.1.4 and in Chapters 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5; or
(b) The main or secondary activities of which are not the carriage or the related packing, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods but which occasionally engage in the national carriage or the related packing, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods posing little danger or risk of pollution.

1.8.3.3

The main task of the adviser shall be, under the responsibility of the head of the undertaking, to seek by all appropriate means and by all appropriate action, within the limits of the relevant activities of that undertaking, to facilitate the conduct of those activities in accordance with the requirements applicable and in the safest possible way.
With regard to the undertaking’s activities, the adviser has the following duties in particular:
– monitoring compliance with the requirements governing the carriage of dangerous goods;
– advising his undertaking on the carriage of dangerous goods;
– preparing an annual report to the management of his undertaking or a local public authority, as appropriate, on the undertaking’s activities in the carriage of dangerous goods. Such annual reports shall be preserved for five years and made available to the national authorities at their request.
The adviser’s duties also include monitoring the following practices and procedures relating to the relevant activities of the undertaking:
– the procedures for compliance with the requirements governing the identification of dangerous goods being transported;
– the undertaking’s practice in taking account, when purchasing means of transport, of any special requirements in connection with the dangerous goods being transported;
– the procedures for checking the equipment used in connection with the carriage, packing, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods;
– the proper training of the undertaking’s employees, including on the changes to the regulations, and the maintenance of records of such training;
– the implementation of proper emergency procedures in the event of any accident or incident that may affect safety during the carriage, packing, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods;
– investigating and, where appropriate, preparing reports on serious accidents, incidents or serious infringements recorded during the carriage, packing, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods;
– the implementation of appropriate measures to avoid the recurrence of accidents, incidents or serious infringements;
– the account taken of the legal prescriptions and special requirements associated with the carriage of dangerous goods in the choice and use of sub-contractors or third parties;
– verification that employees involved in the “consigning,” (1) carriage, packing, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods have detailed operational procedures and instructions;
– the introduction of measures to increase awareness of the risks inherent in the carriage, packing, filling, loading and unloading of dangerous goods;
– the implementation of verification procedures to ensure the presence on board the means of transport of the documents and safety equipment which must accompany transport and the compliance of such documents and equipment with the regulations;
– the implementation of verification procedures to ensure compliance with the requirements governing packing, filling, loading and unloading;
– the existence of the security plan indicated in 1.10.3.2.

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(1) Draft ADR 2019
(2) Corrigendum 1 ADR 2019

ADR 2019 Preview: Safety Adviser for the undertaking of consigning DG

ADR 2019 Preview: Safety Adviser for the undertaking of consigning DG

ADR 2019

1.8.3 Safety Adviser

1.8.3.1

Each undertaking,“the activities of which include the consigning or the carriage of dangerous goods by road, or the related packing, loading, filling or unloading”(2) 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.

1.8.3.2

The competent authorities of the Contracting Parties may provide that these requirements shall not apply to undertakings:
(a) The activities of which concern quantities in each transport unit “not exceeding those”(1) referred to in 1.1.3.6, 1.7.1.4 and in Chapters 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5; or
(b) The main or secondary activities of which are not the carriage or the related packing, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods but which occasionally engage in the national carriage or the related packing, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods posing little danger or risk of pollution.

1.8.3.3

The main task of the adviser shall be, under the responsibility of the head of the undertaking, to seek by all appropriate means and by all appropriate action, within the limits of the relevant activities of that undertaking, to facilitate the conduct of those activities in accordance with the requirements applicable and in the safest possible way.
With regard to the undertaking’s activities, the adviser has the following duties in particular:
– monitoring compliance with the requirements governing the carriage of dangerous goods;
– advising his undertaking on the carriage of dangerous goods;
– preparing an annual report to the management of his undertaking or a local public authority, as appropriate, on the undertaking’s activities in the carriage of dangerous goods. Such annual reports shall be preserved for five years and made available to the national authorities at their request.
The adviser’s duties also include monitoring the following practices and procedures relating to the relevant activities of the undertaking:
– the procedures for compliance with the requirements governing the identification of dangerous goods being transported;
– the undertaking’s practice in taking account, when purchasing means of transport, of any special requirements in connection with the dangerous goods being transported;
– the procedures for checking the equipment used in connection with the carriage, packing, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods;
– the proper training of the undertaking’s employees, including on the changes to the regulations, and the maintenance of records of such training;
– the implementation of proper emergency procedures in the event of any accident or incident that may affect safety during the carriage, packing, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods;
– investigating and, where appropriate, preparing reports on serious accidents, incidents or serious infringements recorded during the carriage, packing, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods;
– the implementation of appropriate measures to avoid the recurrence of accidents, incidents or serious infringements;
– the account taken of the legal prescriptions and special requirements associated with the carriage of dangerous goods in the choice and use of sub-contractors or third parties;
– verification that employees involved in the “consigning,” (1) carriage, packing, filling, loading or unloading of dangerous goods have detailed operational procedures and instructions;
– the introduction of measures to increase awareness of the risks inherent in the carriage, packing, filling, loading and unloading of dangerous goods;
– the implementation of verification procedures to ensure the presence on board the means of transport of the documents and safety equipment which must accompany transport and the compliance of such documents and equipment with the regulations;
– the implementation of verification procedures to ensure compliance with the requirements governing packing, filling, loading and unloading;
– the existence of the security plan indicated in 1.10.3.2.

(1) Draft ADR 2019
(2) Corrigendum 1 ADR 2019

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ADR 2019: procedure into force 1° January 2019

ADR 2019: procedure into force 1° January 2019

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depositary, communicates the following:

The Government of Portugal, in accordance with paragraph 1 of article 14 of the above Agreement, has transmitted to the Secretary-General the text of the proposed amendments to Annexes A and B, as amended, to the above Agreement. It will be recalled that the text of these proposed amendments had been approved by the Working Party on the Transport of Dangerous Goods of the Economic Commission for Europe at its 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd and 104th sessions.

The procedure for the amendment of annexes to the Agreement is set forth in its article 14, in particular, in paragraphs 2 and 3, which read as follows:
“2. The Secretary-General shall transmit any proposal made under paragraph 1 of this article to all Contracting Parties and inform thereof the other countries referred to in article 6, paragraph 1.
3. Any proposed amendment to the annexes shall be deemed to be accepted unless, within three months from the date on which the Secretary-General circulates it, at least one-third of the Contracting Parties, or five of them if one-third exceeds that figure, have given the Secretary-General written notification of their objection to the proposed amendment.

If the amendment is deemed to be accepted, it shall enter into force for all the Contracting Parties, either on the expiry of a further period of three months or, in cases where similar amendments have been or are likely to be made to the other international agreements referred to in paragraph 1 of this article, on the expiry of a period the duration of which shall be determined by the Secretary-General in such a way as to allow, wherever possible, the simultaneous entry into force of the amendment and those that have been or are likely to be made to such other agreements; such period shall not, however, be of less than one month’s duration.”

Consequently, unless the proposed amendments to the Annexes are deemed rejected pursuant to article 14 (3) within three months from the date of the notification, i.e., on 1 October 2018, the amendments in question will enter into force on 1 January 2019.

The texts of the proposed amendments are contained in the following documents:
– ECE/TRANS/WP.15/240,
– ECE/TRANS/WP.15/240/Corr.1
– ECE/TRANS/WP.15/240/Add.1,

which can be accessed on the website of the Transport Division of the Economic Commission for Europe at
the following address:

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