In order to comply with the law and transporting hazardous goods, you may not know how precisely to choose your ADR equipment, kits and vehicle markings. The first question that you will need to ask is what class dangerous goods will I be carrying – the answer is relatively simple, if it is only ever one class of product, then we have class-specific kits. If its a mixture of classes then you will need to full ADR kit that includes PPE to cover all necessary classes. The next question is does the vehicle already have any ADR equipment fitted to it – signage, wheel chocks, fire extinguishers?

Vehicle marking can also be a challenge and a choice – do I need markings on the side of the vehicle, so I need to show the UN code of the dangerous goods I am transporting, does my existing signage meet the 15-minute fire engulfment legislation? This can all be assessed on a case by case basis and we can help, be assured that any question you have, our dedicated ADR staff will be able to guide you through, simply call the A2B Express Logistics team today.

What is ADR Hazardous Goods?

ADR (formally, the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)) is a 1957 United Nations treaty which governs transnational transport of hazardous materials. 

The agreement itself is brief and simple, it states that with the exception of certain exceptionally dangerous materials, hazardous materials may, in general, be transported internationally in wheeled vehicles, provided that two sets of conditions are met, the conditions include:

Annex A – this regulates the merchandise involved, notably their packaging and labels.

Annex B – this regulates the construction, equipment, and use of vehicles for the transport of hazardous materials.

For reliable transportation of hazardous materials, look no further than A2B Express Logistics in Portslade, Brighton, our experienced drivers are trained to transport your goods safely.

ADR Hazardous Goods Brighton

ADR is the United Nations treaty governing the trans-national transport of hazardous materials.

We have a core of experienced ADR trained drivers to ensure your goods are transported safely – avoiding any risk to products, people or the environment.

All of our vehicles used for this category are fully equipped and marked for all ADR classes (except explosives, Class 1 and radioactive Class 7 goods).

If you are unsure whether your goods need to be transported under ADR regulations, please call us with your details.

As an ADR carrier we can carry…

  • Class 2 (Gases)
  • Class 3 (Flammable Liquids)
  • Class 4 (Flammable Solids)
  • Class 5 (Oxidising Agents & Organic Peroxides)
  • Class 6 (Toxics)
  • Class 8 (Corrosives)
  • Class 9 (Miscellaneous)

ADR – All You Need To Know

ADR is French for the ‘European Agreement that concerns the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road’, it’s a treaty dating back to 1957 from the United Nations and regards the governance of international transport of dangerous goods.

The regulations cover Annexes – A & B, Annex A covers the packaging and labelling of dangerous goods and Annex B covers the vehicle and it’s construction, equipment and operation of the vehicle. The initial 1957 agreement involves both Annexes being updated regularly and amended since the introduction of the regulations.

Moving dangerous goods by road is governed by international regulations and is strictly policed, most European counties are signed up to ADR, each country that complies with ADR implements specific safety measures through its own national legislation. ADR will ensure that any dangerous goods are transported by road and can cross international borders freely if the goods, vehicles and drivers comply with its rules.

ADR has been in force since 1968 and is administered by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). It’s updated every two years and will take account of technological advances. Annex A to ADR will set out the requirements for classifying, packaging, labelling and certifying dangerous goods. Vehicles carrying dangerous goods need to comply with Annex B to ADR, this also involves vehicle and tank specifications and other operational requirements.

Drivers of all vehicles that are carrying dangerous goods must have an ADR training certificate, the exemptions for drivers carrying:

  • Small loads below the threshold limits
  • Dangerous goods packed in limited quantities
  • Dangerous goods packed in excepted quantities

It’s also essential that you’re registered as a waste carrier to transport certain types of dangerous waste.

If you have transported dangerous goods loads that are below a certain volume or weights, many parts of ADR may not apply or only apply in a modified form.

General exemptions are listed in chapter 1.1.3. Part 2 of Annex A to ADR. It also includes a dangerous goods list, special provisions and exemptions related to dangerous goods packed in limited quantities.

What are ADR Regulations?

The European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, or ADR for short, is a 1957 United Nations treaty that governs transnational transport of dangerous or hazardous goods, the ADR is amended every other year.

What is the difference between hazardous and dangerous goods?

Hazardous substances are classified based only on health effects, whether they’re immediate or long term, while dangerous goods are classified according to their immediate physical or chemical effects including fire, explosion, corrosion and poisoning, affecting the property, the environment or people.

What is considered dangerous goods?

Dangerous goods or hazardous goods are solids, liquids or gases that can harm people, other living organisms, property or the environment.

What are the 9 classes of dangerous goods?

Generally speaking, dangerous items are usually moved by surface transport rather than by air. No matter how cargo is being transported, it must comply with The United Nations (UN) nine hazard classes for dangerous goods. This includes…

  • Explosive materials (class 1)
  • Gases (class 2)
  • Flammable liquids (class 3)
  • Flammable solids (class 4)
  • Oxidising substances and organic pesticides (class 5)
  • Toxic and infectious substances (class 6)
  • Radioactive materials (class 7)
  • Corrosive materials (class 8)
  • Miscellaneous (class 9)

Call A2B Express Logistics for ADR Hazardous Goods Brighton

At A2B Express Logistics we are fully licensed to transport dangerous goods as defined by the ADR regulations. We have a range of vehicles that are fitted with the necessary safety equipment and our ADR qualified drivers have the expertise to ensure that your goods are transported safely & efficiently. For more information, contact our team today.

A2B Express Logistics are fully licensed to transport dangerous goods as defined by the ADR regulations.

We have a range of vehicles that are fitted with the necessary safety equipment and our ADR qualified drivers have the expertise to ensure that your goods are transported safely & efficiently.

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