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Dangerous goods/ ADR

– Strict regulations regarding all transport and handling

Dangerous goods/ ADR

– Strict regulations regarding all transport and handling

What is dangerous goods/ADR?

Transported goods that can be hazardous for the safety of lives, health, the environment and material assets, are classed as “Dangerous Goods”.
 
There are strict regulations in place regarding the transportation of Dangerous goods, as it can be risky to both transport and handle.
The transport of Dangerous goods is regulated by both national as well as international security regulations.


 

 Labelling of dangerous goods
 

Dangerous goods must be labelled correctly, regardless of the means of transport:
 
  • UN  number
  • Danger warning sign, displaying the ADR class of the goods
  • A transport document including all information about the dangerous goods must always follow the shipment

The Sender is responsible for the correct information in the transport document!
 


Exception  and exemptions
 
There are many exceptions and exemptions in the Dangerous goods regulations, due to variations in the type and volume of the dangerous goods.
The “limited amounts” exception – if only a small volume is being transported, the goods are considered “normal goods”

 

Find more about ADR
ADR Sender responsibility
ADR classes
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Roelf Goos
Commercial Director Netherlands & Germany
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