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CD281- Consultation on the introduction of the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 2017

HSE is consulting on revised regulations to replace the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984, known as ‘the Regulations’ within this document, in order to give effect to the amendments to the International Convention for Safe Containers 1972, known as ‘the CSC’ within this document. The CSC is an international treaty that was ratified by the UK in 1978.  In ratifying the treaty the UK became bound by its terms in accordance with international law.

This Consultative Document sets out proposals from HSE to replace the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984 to give effect to amendments made to the International Convention for Safe Containers 1972. 

In response to feedback received during the first public consultation held between 18 January and 25 February 2016 HSE made changes to the original proposal and now proposes to introduce a new set of regulations known as the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 2017.  The aim of this consultation is to seek views on the changes.

Consultation began on 17 October 2016 and ended on 14 November 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 2017-10-02