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The HSE Guidance Note on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (CDG) provides guidance on how to safely transport dangerous goods by road, rail, inland waterway or sea. The purpose of the guidance note is to ensure that dangerous goods are transported in a safe and secure manner, minimizing the risk of accidents, injuries or environmental damage.
The CDG applies to anyone involved in the carriage of dangerous goods, including manufacturers, packers, fillers, importers, exporters, carriers, and those involved in loading, unloading and handling dangerous goods. The requirements of the CDG apply both to domestic transport within the UK and international transport.
To comply with the CDG, carriers must identify the hazards associated with the dangerous goods they are transporting and take appropriate measures to control those hazards. This may include using appropriate packaging, labeling, and placarding, as well as following specific requirements for transport by road, rail, inland waterway or sea.
The CDG also requires carriers to have appropriate safety management systems in place, which may include risk assessments, emergency response plans and procedures, and training for personnel involved in the carriage of dangerous goods.
In summary, the HSE Guidance Note on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (CDG) provides guidance on how to safely transport dangerous goods by road, rail, inland waterway or sea. The CDG applies to anyone involved in the carriage of dangerous goods, and requires carriers to identify hazards, use appropriate packaging and labeling, and have safety management systems in place.
The HSE Guidance Note on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (CDG) sets out the evidence requirements for those involved in the carriage of dangerous goods, including manufacturers, packers, fillers, importers, exporters, and carriers.
To comply with the CDG, carriers must provide evidence of the hazard classification and appropriate packaging of the dangerous goods they are transporting. This may include providing safety data sheets, test reports and certificates of conformity for packaging.
Carriers must also provide evidence of their safety management systems, including risk assessments, emergency response plans and procedures, and training records for personnel involved in the carriage of dangerous goods.
In addition, carriers must provide evidence of compliance with specific requirements for transport by road, rail, inland waterway or sea. This may include providing documentation such as dangerous goods notes, transport documents, and safety certificates.
The evidence requirements of the CDG are important for ensuring that dangerous goods are transported safely and securely, minimizing the risk of accidents, injuries or environmental damage. By providing evidence of compliance with the CDG requirements, carriers can demonstrate that they have taken appropriate measures to control the hazards associated with the dangerous goods they are transporting.
The HSE Guidance Note on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (CDG) sets out exemptions for certain types of dangerous goods or specific situations where the requirements of the CDG do not apply.
Some examples of exemptions include:
It's important to note that the exemptions to the CDG are limited and specific. Those involved in the carriage of dangerous goods should consult the guidance note to determine if any exemptions apply to their situation.
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