The author reviews the Explosives Act 1875 and the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928, under which the conveyance and storage of dangerous goods are controlled in Great Britain, (and for the former Act, also in Northern Ireland), the port authorities being required by the Acts to make bye-laws regulating the conveyance of explosives and petroleum spirit. Since it has become apparent that current legislative control has been out-stripped by the increased volume of dangerous goods moving through ports, and the new handling techniques that have been developed, it is proposed to introduce regulations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The author examines the effects of such regulations. He next turns to the IMCO Resolution A289 (VII), "Recommendations on Safe Practice on Dangerous Goods in Ports and Harbours", which is discussed and areas of disagreement are explained.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at Cargo Systems Terminal Operations Conference, Amsterdam, June 21-23 1978, 2 p. Copies of the original material available to members at a cost of 0.15 pounds per page, and to non-members at 0.30 pounds per page to include postage. There will be a minimum charge of 0.50 pounds to members and 2.00 pounds to non-members for this service.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn

    Abford House, 15 Wilton Road
    London SW1V 1LX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Killick, C M
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: p. 2
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM