FAQs about the transport of hazardous goods

What is hazardous goods?

 

Hazardous goods are substances and articles that, due to their properties or condition during transport or storage, can pose a danger to people, animals, property or the environment. These include, for example, chemical substances, explosive substances, toxic substances, radioactive substances and biological substances.

 

Which regulations apply to the transport of hazardous goods?

 

The transport of hazardous goods is subject to strict legal regulations. In Europe, the regulations of the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) apply to road transport, the IATA regulations apply to air transport and the IMDG Code applies to sea transport.

 

How is hazardous goods marked?

 

Hazardous goods must be correctly marked to enable rapid and safe identification and handling. Marking is carried out using special hazard labels that must be affixed to the packaging or transport container.

 

How is hazardous goods packed?

 

Hazardous goods must be properly packaged to ensure safe transportation and storage. The packaging must meet the requirements of the relevant regulations and provide adequate protection for the substances and articles.

 

Who is responsible for the transport of hazardous goods?

 

The sender is responsible for the correct packaging, marking and documentation of the hazardous goods. The carrier is responsible for the safe transport of the hazardous goods and must have the appropriate qualifications and certifications. The storage location is responsible for the safe storage of the hazardous goods and must have the appropriate facilities and precautions.

 

Hazardous Goods: Risks and Safety in Transportation and Storage

 

Hazardous goods are a collective term for substances and objects that, due to their properties, can pose a risk to human health or the environment. Therefore, the transportation and storage of hazardous goods are subject to strict legal regulations.

 

Truck Transport of Hazardous Goods

 

The transportation of hazardous goods on the road is associated with particular risks. Therefore, trucks transporting hazardous goods must be specially marked and equipped. The drivers must also have special training.

 

Air Freight of Hazardous Goods

 

Air transport of hazardous goods is also associated with special risks. Therefore, airplanes transporting hazardous goods must be specially marked and equipped. The crew must also have special training.

 

Sea Freight of Hazardous Goods

 

The sea transport of hazardous goods is associated with special risks. Therefore, ships transporting hazardous goods must be specially marked and equipped. The crew must also have special training.

 

Storage of Hazardous Goods

 

The storage of hazardous goods is associated with special risks. Therefore, warehouses where hazardous goods are stored must be specially marked and equipped. The staff handling hazardous goods must also have special training.

 

Hazardous Goods Ordinance (GGVSEB)

 

The Hazardous Goods Ordinance (GGVSEB) is the legal basis for the transportation and storage of hazardous goods in Germany. It contains regulations on the marking, packaging, transport, and storage of hazardous goods.

 

ADR

 

The ADR is the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road. It contains regulations on the transport of hazardous goods on the road in Europe.

 

IATA-DGR

 

The IATA-DGR is the handbook of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the transport of dangerous goods by air. It contains regulations on the transport of hazardous goods in airplanes.

 

IMDG Code

 

The IMDG Code is the International Maritime Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Sea. It contains regulations on the transport of hazardous goods on ships.

 

Hazardous Goods Officer

 

Every company that transports or stores hazardous goods must appoint a hazardous goods officer. The hazardous goods officer is responsible for complying with legal regulations.

 

Training of Hazardous Goods Drivers

 

Hazardous goods drivers must complete special training before starting their work. The training must be conducted by a recognized training provider.

 

Accident Prevention in Handling Hazardous Goods

 

Special measures for accident prevention must be taken when handling hazardous goods. These measures include the use of personal protective equipment, regular maintenance of hazardous goods vehicles and storage facilities, and the conduct of emergency drills.

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