Whoever loads, transports, have others transport and unload dangerous materials belonging to one of the thirteen ADR classes (acronym for European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) is obliged to adhere to a set of requirements: the forwarder (or sender) must for example carry out classification of the goods, choose appropriate packaging for the characteristics of dangerousness of the goods, provide the haulier with all the required documents to be able to transport safely.

The documents required for road transport include the “written instructions”, drawn up in the crew’s language, containing instructions to be followed in the event of a road accident.

The RID railway transport (acronym of Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail) follows very similar provisions to the ADR, with some specific aspects such as transport in tank semi-trailers.

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