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When transported, dangerous goods need to be packaged correctly to comply with international and national regulations for each transport mode, to ensure they are carried safely. These guidance notes provide information to organisations involved in the transport of such goods.
High consequence dangerous goods in classes other than Class 7 are those listed in Table 126.96.36.199.2 below and carried in quantities greater than those indicated therein. All the above plus the specific requirements: Security plans and procedures should be tested by holding regular exercises that adequately test security measures, such as an access control test.
The security plan(s) should clearly identify those involved in the dangerous goods transport chain and what their security roles and responsibilities are, including dealing with security incidents; Records of dangerous goods or types of dangerous goods concerned (records of dangerous goods should be kept for a minimum of three months from the date of carriage), review of current operations and assessment of security risks, clear statement of measures that are to be taken to reduce security risks (training; security policies (e.g. response to higher threat conditions, new employee/employment verification, etc.); operating practices (e.g. choice/use of routes where known, access to dangerous goods in intermediate temporary storage (as defined in (c)), proximity to vulnerable infrastructure etc.); equipment and resources that are to be used to reduce security risks); Effective and up to date procedures for reporting and dealing with security threats, breaches of security or security incidents; Procedures for the evaluation and testing of security plans and procedures for periodic review and update of the plans; Measures to ensure the physical security of transport information contained in the security plan; and Measures to ensure that the distribution of information relating to the transport operation contained in the security plan is limited to those who need to have it.
Devices, equipment or arrangements to prevent the theft of the vehicle carrying high consequence dangerous goods (see Table 188.8.131.52.2) or high consequence radioactive material (see 184.108.40.206.3) and its cargo, shall be applied and measures taken to ensure that these are operational and effective at all times. The application of these protective measures shall not jeopardize emergency response. Examples of devices and equipment includes locks, seals and tracking devices. A process will be needed to ensure necessary information is shared between the consignor, carrier and consignee.
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