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CD278 - Consultation on the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

This Consultative Document sets out proposals from HSE to amend the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984 to give effect to amendments made to the International Convention for Safe Containers 1972.  In 1978 the UK ratified the Convention and by ratifying agreed to be bound by the treaty and its terms in accordance with international law.

In the main, the amendments introduce significant physical changes to the Safety Approval Plates on freight containers and  additional safety tests.

The proposed amendments will be of particular interest to container manufacturers and shipping operators who work with Approved Continuous Examination Programmes.

This consultation invites views on HSE’s proposals to amend the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984. The proposed changes  give effect to the amendments made to the International Convention for Safe Containers 1972 and introduce changes to the Safety Approval Plate and additional safety tests. The proposed new regulations will be known as Freight Containers (Safety Convention) (Amended)Regulations 2016.

Consultation began on 18 January 2016 and ended on 26 February 2016.

View the consultative document.

Respond to the consultation using the online questionnaire or download a Word form. Our preference is for responses to be in electronic format but alternatively, you can submit your response by post by 26 February 2016 to:

Transportation Policy Team
Health and Safety Executive
5.3. Redgrave Court
Merton Road
Bootle
Merseyside L20 7HS

Email: FCSCreview@hse.gov.uk

Updated 2016-02-27