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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

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.

More on the Regulations

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Updated 2013-09-24