Policy and security
Contact DfT if you have a question about government policy and regulations for the secure carriage of dangerous goods.
Email: [email protected] Telephone: 020 7944 2881 or 2271
Packaging and technical requirements
Contact the VCA Dangerous Goods Office if you have a packaging or technical question about how requirements contained in ADR may affect you.
Email: [email protected] Telephone: 01372 226 110
Tanks and pressure receptacles
Contact the VCA Dangerous Goods Office if you have a question relating to tanks or transportable pressure equipment, including the appointment of inspection bodies.
Email: [email protected]
Enforcement of the carriage of dangerous goods
The enforcement for the carriage of dangerous goods is undertaken by several authorities (excluding Class 7 radioactive materials). The authority responsible for enforcing the regulations depends on the mode of transport:
- for road transport, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the police are responsible;
- for rail transport the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) are responsible;
- for sea transport the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) are responsible;
- for air transport the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) are responsible.
Complaints and queries regarding enforcement relating to road transport or transportable pressure equipment should be directed to HSE via the Concerns and Advice Team.