In addition to national regulations concerning transport of dangerous goods, there are international regulations such as RID for rail, IMCO for sea, RAR for air and ADR for road transport. IMCO is based on UN recommendations, and ADR and RID which are somewhat different are being changed to conform to IMCO. Sweden is a member to the ADR agreement, and national regulations are being brought into line with ADR regulations. Dangerous goods must have adequate documentation and be accompanied by written instructions in Swedish, the vehicle must be marked and carry fire fighting equipment, essential spares, warning lights and inert absorption materials, and also in some cases personal safety equipment for the driver. When parked, vehicles must be marked and in some cases guarded. There are regulations which the consigner, haulier and driver must comply with. Internal transport and storage are subject to national regulations. Most ports apply IMCO regulations, and these should be applied for all industrial storage. Special routes may be designated for dangerous waste. In the event of major accidents or if in doubt, the driver must call the nearest fire bridade. (TRRL)

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    Sveriges Verkstadsfoerening

    P.O. Box 5510
    S-114 85 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Frostling, H
  • Publication Date: 1979-11-24


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 47-61
  • Serial:
    • Verkstaederna
    • Volume: 75
    • Issue Number: 13
    • Publisher: Sveriges Verkstadsfoerening
    • ISSN: 0042-4056

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM