The Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984 require that containers are examined in accordance with a scheme or programme approved by the Health and Safety Executive.
This document sets out what should be covered by container examination schemes or programmes. It is for organisations approved to carry out examination schemes or programmes. It can also be used by owners or lessees as the basis for their applications for container approval.
This document sets out what should be covered by container examination schemes or programmes as included in the new Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 2017 planned to take effect from 6 April 2017.
The revised Yellow Guide takes account of the amendments made by the International Maritime Organisation to the International Convention for Safe Containers 1972 which are reflected in the new Regulations. In particular, new requirements for periodic audits and an evaluation of approved programmes.