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Carriage of dangerous goods

Tanker containing chemicals

Carrying goods by road or rail involves the risk of traffic accidents. If the goods are dangerous, there is also the risk of incidents, such as spillage, leading to hazards such as fire, explosion, chemical burn or environmental damage.

An introduction to the carriage of dangerous goods

Health and safety made simple

This site is for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to make sure their businesses comply with health and safety law.

The basics for your business

The Regulations

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations (CDG) and the European agreement "Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par route" (ADR) together regulate the carriage of dangerous goods by road.

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CDG Manual

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG Regs) and the European agreement (ADR) which together regulate the carriage of dangerous goods by road are highly prescriptive.

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Updated 2019-04-15