NTC Call For Input Into Dangerous Goods Code Review

A new round of consultation on the comprehensive review of the Australian Code for the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail is now open.

Working group paper 12 (requirements for vehicle crews, equipment, operation and documentation) is the 12th in a series of topic-specific papers underpinning the review of the ADG Code.

While a high-level update of the Code happens every two years, this is the first full review since the seventh edition was released in 2007.

The latest working paper presents the draft provisions that will apply when transporting dangerous goods and is of particular interest to transport companies, drivers and vehicle crews.

The draft provisions have been extensively modified from those in the ADG Code to better reflect Australian transport practices.

Consultation is also still open for working group paper 10, which deals with special provisions and conditions of carriage, loading, unloading and handling; and working group paper 11 which covers draft tank and vehicle provisions for dangerous goods transport.

The draft provisions for Part 8 – Requirements for vehicle crews, equipment, operation and documentation accompany working group paper 12.

The NTC says that in preparing the draft provisions, questions remain that it is seeking the views of stakeholders on. Responses to these questions will enable it to further refine the draft provisions and ensure they are appropriately tailored to the task of safely transporting dangerous goods in Australia.

The consultation is open until Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Feedback can be submitted by visiting the NTC project page.

Questions about this paper, the review or dangerous goods generally should be sent to ADGCode@ntc.gov.au.

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