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Carriage of clinical waste: Annex 2 - On the road inspection

Summary of requirements to comply with CDG Regulations when carrying UN 3291 clinical waste

In packages only (not loose bags)

All packages must be rigid (e.g. metal, plastic, fibreboard, etc), they must be UN approved (e.g. 4G, 1H1. etc)  and they must have closures (lids) fitted and be marked UN3291 and with a class 6.2 label

  Small load ( up to 333 kg) Over  333 kg
Fire extinguisher

One 2 kg dry powder.

Except for health care workers who carry small amounts arising from patient treatment. (Authorisation 225)

One 2 kg dry powder
Other equipment   1 wheel chock
High  vis jacket for each crew member
Torch (pocket lamp) for each crew member
At least two warning signs (triangles or cones etc)
"eye rinsing liquid"
Driver training General training
ADR 1.3
General training 
ADR 1.3
Carry ADR training certificate at least for class 6.2 "other than tanks"
Vehicle orange plates Optional
None needed but if displayed must be both front and back
Plain orange plate front and back
Documentation None has to be carried, but there will usually be waste documents containing the transport information Transport document (ADR 5.4.1.1).
May be contained in the waste documentation
Instructions in writing None need be carried Required
Loading Properly loaded to prevent damage to packages and to comply with C & U requirements
Packages properly closed
Packages - marking and labelling All packages to be marked with UN approval code and UN3291 and labelled with class 6.2 label

In bulk (including mixed packages and bulk) – any quantity

Fire extinguisher One  2 kg dry powder
Other equipment 1 wheel chock
High vis jacket for each crew member
Torch (pocket lamp) for each crew member
At least two warning signs (triangles or cones etc)
"eye rinsing liquid"
Driver training General training  ADR 1.3
Carry ADR training certificate at least for class 6.2 "other than tanks"

Vehicle orange plates and placards

Note

  1. No telephone number needed
  2. Placard and plate may be together as a "hazard warning panel"
  3. Placard may contain the wording "INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCE" and "In case of damage or leakage immediately notify Public Health Authority"
Class 6.2 placard (hazard diamond)
Class 6 hazard diamond
Rear and both sides
Hazard plate
  Rear and both sides
Plain orange plate at front
Documentation Transport document (ADR 5.4.1.1).
May be contained in the waste documentation
Instructions in writing Required
Loading Special provision VV 11 applies
Standards in ADR at 7.3.2.6.2
Not mixed with rigid packaging so as to risk damage to bags
Bags closed properly
No split bags or leakage acceptable
Bags - marking and labelling Plastic bags to be marked UN 3291 and with UN approval code and with class 6.2 label

 

Updated 2015-08-27