Regulatory Update for 2013

26 January 2011


Here at Hazchem Network we’re often asked questions pertaining to regulatory matters. Naturally you should consult your Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor [DGSA] in the first instance. If you are a consignor, consignee, logistics company involved with Dangerous Goods then you have a legal obligation to have a DGSA.


More information on DGSA matters –


DGSA and ADR Courses are run nationally by many organizations, and easily found by typing ‘DGSA Courses’ or ‘ADR courses’ into a search engine such as Google.


The DGSA qualification and Examinations are managed by The Scottish Qualifications Authority [in partnership with Department for Transport] and information is available here –


And Here – 


In an effort to help our customers, please find additional information that might assist you when considering the regulations pertaining to Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road.


A Background to the history of Dangerous Goods Legislation is available from the UK Health and Safety Executive –


A Background to the International Harmonisation of Dangerous Goods Legislation is available from the United Nations Here –


The Acronym ADR stands for Accord Dangereuse Routiers:

The European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road.


Delivery Notes for Dangerous Goods Transportation by road must comply to ADR and include specific information pertaining to the product, and includes Tunnel Code etc – More information available here –


ADR 2013 Regulations are available online in a series of pdf’s from the UN Website –


The ADR Regulations [UN ‘Orange Book’] as well as the IMDG Code for Dangerous Goods shipping by sea can be ordered from


Labeline can also provide Labels, Placards, Shipping Forms, Packaging Materials, ADR and related materials for Dangerous goods logistics. 


As you maybe aware, the drivers of dangerous goods must carry a ‘universal / all-classes’ document called ‘Instructions In Writing’ [commonly referred to as ‘tremcard’]. These can be downloaded as .pdf files in various languages from the UN Website –


Security in the Dangerous Goods Supply Chain is an integral part of ADR. To help compliance, UK Department for Transport [D f T] have information as well as downloads and training information available here -



The English 2013 ‘Instructions in Writing’ is attached HERE as a .pdf


On Page 4 of the document is listed the intervention equipment required to be carried by the driver.


UK Department for Transport [D f T] produced an FAQ on any questions relating to the ‘Universal Instructions in Writing’ and this is attached HERE as a .pdf


Another common query is the changes in ‘Limited Quantity’ L.Q. regulations in ADR 2013, and attached HERE is a .pdf guide from UK Department for Transport [D f T]


Updates and information on ADR 2013, as well as relevant information including where you can buy labels, placards, intervention equipment is available from our DGSA Len Hall’s website –


There other suppliers such as The Freight Transport Association and CT Documentation to name just two –


Basic problems can be viewed from the HSE Website’s ADR Carriage Manual which was written by Clive Dennis [of HSE’s ADR Enforcement], this is a very useful resource for those involved in the carriage of dangerous good by road -


When shipping products by sea to Ireland, offshore islands, European mainland you must also ensure compliance to the IMDG Code for shipping Dangerous Goods. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency [MCA] have a very useful link, including an IMDG Compliant Blank DGN for shipping on the seas -



We hope this information is of use, and if you wish your own Dangerous Goods Logistics and Transportation carried out by the Professionals in The Hazchem Network Infrastructure – please contact our sales director Nada Marinovic on 07712 662431 or email him your request - We’re here to help