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Transportation of Dangerous Goods

On 1 August 2001, chapter VIII of the Act " Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Substances by Road" came into operation. Legislation regarding this act was published in the Government Gazette on 17 March 2000. The agreements stated below needed to be implemented by the end of October 2001.

This Act, chapter VIII of the Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996, brings into law all the Codes of Practice pertaining to the Dangerous Goods classification, packaging, labelling, transport, emergency response and vehicle construction.

One of the codes of practice, Transportation of Dangerous Goods and the Operational Requirements for Road Vehicles covers three separate issues namely:

Each of the above three operations is subject to agreements between the relevant parties. The tasks pertaining to these issues have to be carried out by qualified personnel trained to perform the tasks. As a result of this, agreements are required between the following parties:

The Consignee's duties/responsibilities are summarised below:

The CONSIGNEE shall ensure that ;

If, for any reason, the qualified person or the driver of the VEHICLE considers it unsafe to unload a VEHICLE, the qualified person shall ensure that unloading does not proceed until the problem has been resolved to the satisfaction of both the qualified person and the driver.

Before permitting unloading to start, the qualified person shall ensure that :

The CONSIGNEE shall obtain all the SPECIAL PERMITS which may be necessary for the unloading of GOODS transported by the OPERATOR at the CONSIGNEE's UNLOADING FACILITY and shall render proof of such permits if required by the OPERATOR.