Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) - FAQs

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The European Communities (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 349 of 2011), as amended apply to the transport of dangerous goods by road in tanks, in bulk and in packages. This includes the packing, loading, filling and unloading of the dangerous goods in relation to their carriage. They apply the provisions contained in the technical Annexes to the "Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road" (ADR).

The Regulations and the ADR place duties on the various participants associated with the transport by road of dangerous goods. They contain requirements for the vehicles, tanks, tank containers, receptacles and packages containing the dangerous goods during their transport. They require that the drivers and others, involved in the transport by road of the dangerous goods (including their packing/loading/filling/transport/unloading) be adequately trained and, in the case of drivers, hold a certificate of such training. The Regulations also contain provisions on an EU harmonised approach to the road checks aspect of their enforcement.