I decided that as Managing Director of Ital Logistics it was my duty to take on the role of Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) in April 2004. Since then I have renewed my qualification, and have been joined by Derek Heap as secondary DGSA to the Company.
ADR 2009 Chapter 220.127.116.11 - “Each undertaking, the activities of which include the carriage, or the related packing, loading, filling or unloading, of dangerous goods by road are required by law to appoint one or more safety advisors 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.”
There are many differences between the road, rail and sea regulations, even though with each revision, the regulations come closer to alignment. The information below should be considered as a general guideline, so it is advisable to seek clarification on particular aspects from the relevant publications. Alternatively you can speak with us, or email dgsa@Ital-logistics.com and we will be pleased to assist.
This is a brief guide to the completion of the key information in the body (box 12) of the Dangerous Goods Note/Transport document. General guidance may be found by visiting www.sitpro.org.uk covering Maritime, Road and Rail, or more specifically in connection with road, www.unece.org chapter 5.4.
IMPORTANT NOTE – for combined sea and road/rail transport, consignments that fully meet the requirements of the IMDG code shall be accepted for carriage under ADR/RID, and a statement shall be included the transport document as follows: “Carriage in accordance with 18.104.22.168.1”.
If you would like assistance on completion, or wish to check the compatibility of your load and check your Dangerous Goods Note is completed correctly, please fax a copy of the document(s) to 0870 460 1259, or email dgsa@Ital-logistics.com.
A) The UN Number, preceded by the letters “UN”.
B) The Proper Shipping Name supplemented, when applicable, with the technical name. This is normally required when the proper Shipping name is an ‘N.O.S’ entry. Note that trade names alone are not acceptable.
C) The Hazard Class followed by any subsidiary hazard shown in brackets.
D) The Packing Group, where assigned, for the substance which may be preceded with the letters “PG” (e.g. PG II)
E) The number and kind of packages e.g. 2 x 250 L steel drums; 3 x fibreboard boxes each containing 48 kg. (There is no need to specify details of inner receptacles or inner packagings, although when shipping as Limited Quantities it is advisable to do so)
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).
G) The name and address of the consignor
H) The name and address of the consignee(s)
I) A declaration as required by the terms of any special agreement
K) Where assigned, the tunnel restriction code (yes, J is missing as ‘reserved’ for future use) which should be in capitals enclosed within brackets.
The order of the data formulating the transport document description should be a, b, c, d, k with no information interspersed, except as provided for in ADR. For example:
“UN 1098, ALLYL ALCOHOL, 6.1 (3), I, (C/D)”
ADR (Road) is less stringent that IMDG (Sea) in respect of segregation of different classes and so under ADR there are fewer segregation requirements than under IMDG. It should be noted that there are some cases where chemicals of the same class cannot be loaded together (under IMDG in particular), so care should be taken, and the tables should be used as a general guideline only
The segregation tables can be downloaded here