TRANSPORT: TANKER MARKINGS AND HAZARDOUS LOADS

The article discusses the regulations associated with the transport of dangerous chemicals which require road tanker markings to indicate the type of chemical being carried. A code of practice issued by the chemical industries association gave information for operators on the safe movement of hazardous loads. A development of this code is the hazchem scheme developed by the UK health and safety executive which requires a composite sign to be displayed on a tanker. This sign indicates the chemical being carried and which fire-fighting methods should be used. Developed in conjunction with the hazchem procedure is the trem internationally agreed transport energy cards. These are carried in holders on each side of a tanker and give information on the load being handled. The voluntary hazchem scheme is to be replaced by a mandatory system to be known as transport hazard information system (this) and is intended to control the conveyance of all hazardous substances by road. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Petroleum

    61 New Cavendish Street
    London W1M 8AR,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149878
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM