Carriage of Dangerous Goods

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Carriage of dangerous goods is carried out in accordance with a number of safety rules. They are the follows: the carrier must have a license which allows to carry out the transportation of this kind of goods, the driver must comply with the necessary standards required, the vehicle must be approved to carry out this kind of transportation, its clearance or tracking if needed.

Carriage of dangerous goods is carried by different modes of transport. The transportation of dangerous goods by road is governed by the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods, ADR (ADR), created on the initiative of the United Nations; by sea transport – by IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods); while air transport – by ICAO-TI (Technical Instructions for The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by AIR); during transportation by rail – by RID (International Regulations Concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail). There is a special list of dangerous goods – the Dangerous Goods Regulations. Each hazardous substance in this list has a four-digit number which is called UN number (the number assigned by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods to identify a substance or a particular group of substances). In 2015 ADR Dangerous Goods List contained 3526 UN numbers.
Transportation of dangerous goods requires accuracy, attention, responsibility and a comprehensive approach including the availability of all necessary certificates, licenses, vehicles with the necessary equipment, as well as special protective equipment for the driver. The universal set of the ADR for the driver includes: flashing amber lights with battery, a liquid eyewash, an orange vest with reflective elements, protective gloves, portable lights, protective goggles, a plastic folding shovel, a drainage trap (an awning to cover the sewer), a plastic collecting container for collecting spilled or scattered hazardous substances (up to 10 liters), a full face mask, filters for the full face mask. As for the vehicle they must have an underride guard, warning signs, a fire extinguisher.
There are 9 classes of dangerous goods according to the ADR classification:
Class 1 -  Explosives;
Class 2 – Gas compressed, liquefied and dissolved under pressure;
Class 3 - Flammable Liquids;
Class 4.1 - Solid substances that are easily ignited and readily combustible;
Class 4.2 Solid substances that ignite spontaneously;
Class 4.3 - Solid substances that emit a flammable gas when wet or react violently with water;
Class 5.1 -  Oxidizing agents other than organic peroxides;
Class 5.2 - Organic peroxides, either in liquid or solid form;
Class 6.1 Toxic substances which are liable to cause death or serious injury to human health;
Class 6.2 - Biohazardous substances;
Class 7 - Radioactive substances;
Class 8 - Corrosive substances;
Grade 9 - Hazardous substances that do not fall into the other categories.
The Dialogistik Ukraine Company is extensively experienced in the carriage of dangerous goods and offers the service.