Make sure you are in compliance with the regulation of the transport of Dangerous Goods
The ADR regulations for the transport of dangerous goods are complex to master and it is often difficult to understand all the obligations with which a company must comply and those from which it can exempt itself.
From the package to the liquid tank through the powder silos, rely on a safety advisor to analyze your position with regard to the regulations and benefit from the best advice to bring you into compliance.
Make sure you comply with ADR regulations
A company that does not comply with the requirements concerning packaging, labeling, rules of weight, documentation, etc. is liable to 5th category fines ranging from € 400 to € 1,500 (cumulative per package).
And even if your carriers can advise you and correct certain points, your responsibility as the shipper or shipper remains engaged.
Adjust your processes to ADR obligations to avoid violations
Whether you are concerned by shipments in exceptional quantities, in limited quantities or below the threshold of 188.8.131.52, this diagnosis will allow you to define the scope of your obligations.
Indeed, whatever the volumes and packaging of your products, all road transport of dangerous goods is regulated to a more or less high level of ADR regulations. This can sometimes be very simple to set up.
Trained and graduated from IMDG and IATA, I can also help you better integrate the specific issues of air transport and maritime transport : define with you the shipping conditions and sign the transport documents
Train your collaborations according to ADR obligations
The ADR stipulates that persons employed by companies (...) whose activity involves shipping, packaging, loading, filling, unloading or transporting dangerous goods and hazardous waste must be trained in accordance with 1.3.2.
AKEOL offers you this ADR awareness training, which will be the subject of a training agreement.
AKEOL training courses can take place on your site and are adapted to your activity while including the mandatory elements of ADR 1.3 training: whether you are a shipper, packer, loader, transporter, the needs of your employees are not the same. The target of this training is not only to meet ADR criteria, but also to help employees progress, the examples, exercises and practical cases focus on the company's activity and the situations and products that they are likely to encounter.
In the same way, through its values of inclusion, we adapt the organization of our training courses to people with disabilities.
Mission of Safety Advisor for the Transport of Dangerous Goods
According to article 1.8 of ADR, each company (...) whose activity includes shipping, packaging, loading, filling, unloading or transporting dangerous goods means (...) at least one safety adviser.
Some establishments remain exempt from this obligation, they are precisely defined in the ADR regulations, for others the failure to appoint a Safety Advisor when this is required may be punished in France by one year's imprisonment and a fine of € 30,000.
If you have any doubts, a Safety Advisor is best placed to provide information.
DGSA's mission as defined in article 184.108.40.206
“Under the responsibility of the business manager, the adviser's essential mission is to find any means and promote any action, within the limits of the business activities concerned, in order to facilitate the execution of these activities in compliance with the applicable provisions and under optimal safety conditions. Its tasks, adapted to the activities of the company, are in particular the following:
- examine compliance with the regulations relating to the transport of dangerous goods;
- advise the company in operations concerning the transport of dangerous goods;
- ensure the drafting of an annual report intended for the management of the company or, where applicable, a local public authority, on the activities of this company relating to the transport of dangerous goods. The report is kept for 5 years and made available to the national authorities, at their request. "
The tasks of the security advisor
The duties of the advisor further include, but are not limited to reviewing the following practices and procedures relating to the activities concerned:
- procedures aimed at complying with the requirements relating to the identification of dangerous goods transported;
- the company's practice concerning the taking into account in the purchase of means of transport of any particular need relating to the dangerous goods transported;
- the procedures for checking the equipment used for the transport of dangerous goods or for packaging, filling, loading or unloading operations;
- the fact that the relevant employees of the company have received appropriate training. including about changes to regulations, and that this training is recorded on their file;
- the implementation of emergency procedures appropriate to any accidents or incidents that may affect safety during the transport of dangerous goods or during packaging, filling, loading or unloading operations;
- the use of analyzes and, if necessary, the drafting of reports concerning accidents, incidents or serious infringements observed during the transport of dangerous goods, or during packaging, filling, loading or unloading operations ;
- the implementation of appropriate measures to avoid the repetition of accidents, incidents or serious infringements;
- taking into account the legislative requirements and the specific needs relating to the transport of dangerous goods concerning the choice and use of subcontractors or other stakeholders;
- checking that the personnel assigned to the dispatch, transport of dangerous goods or the packaging, filling, loading or unloading of these goods have detailed operating procedures and instructions;
- the implementation of actions to raise awareness of the risks associated with the transport of dangerous goods or the loading or unloading of these goods;
- the implementation of verification procedures to ensure the presence, on board means of transport, of the documents and safety equipment that must accompany the transport, and the compliance of these documents and equipment with the regulations;
- the implementation of verification procedures to ensure compliance with the requirements relating to loading and unloading operations;
- the existence of the security plan provided for in 220.127.116.11 ”