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Transporting gas cylinders regulations

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations (ADR) 2009 place a statutory requirement on employers to protect everyone either directly involved with, or who might become involved with (such as members of the public or emergency services), the carriage of dangerous goods by road.

The legislation covers all goods considered dangerous by ADR. Any person transporting dangerous goods is responsible for knowing and complying with all the legal requirements concerning the entire load. Depending on the quantity of gas cylinders being transported and their type, loads may be subject either to the basic legal requirements or the full scope of the ADR regulations.

Everyone carrying gas cylinders in a vehicle during the course of their work must follow basic legal safety regulations. The requirements of ADR do not apply:

  • When private individuals carry dangerous goods which are packaged for retail sale and are intended for personal use
  • When dangerous goods are carried only incidentally to the enterprise’s main activity (e.g. a plumber carrying propane on his way to a job or an engineer taking refrigerant gas to repair a refrigeration system)

Even though there are exemptions, Gas Safe recommends that organisations follow the basic legal safety regulations within ADR which cover:

  • Driver training
  • Vehicle ventilation
  • Safety equipment
  • Basic safety (with gases)

Our training workshops provide operators with an overview of the ADR legislation and training on the four factors required within the basic legal safety requirements.

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