Carriage of dangerous goods
The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 20041 (the Carriage Regulations) apply to the carriage of dangerous goods by road and rail. They place general duties on everyone with a role in the carriage of dangerous goods, and specific duties on those in the transport chain, i.e. consignors, carriers, loaders, packers, etc.
The Carriage Regulations refer to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road 20032 (ADR 2003) and Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail 20033 (RID 2003). The Regulations also implement a further Directive on transportable pressure equipment. They replace, by a single Statutory Instrument (SI), 12 previous Sis that regulated the carriage of dangerous goods by road and rail in GB.5
Carriage by road
This guide covers the carriage of dangerous goods by road. It is not intended to serve as a summary of either the Carriage Regulations or ADR, but as a ‘route map’ to help you determine whether any carriage might fall within the scope of the Regulations and ADR, and guide you through working with both documents to determine.