Carriage of dangerous goods (CDG)
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.
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This site is for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to make sure their businesses comply with health and safety law.
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.
Frequently asked questions
- How does ADR apply to the small scale carriage of industrial gases?
- What placarding and documentation applies to a combined road and sea journey?
- When do regulations apply within airports and seaports?
The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG Regs) and the European agreement (ADR) which together regulate the carriage of dangerous goods by road are highly prescriptive.
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