ADR | RID
ADR Road Transport of Dangerous Material|
RID International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail
ADR is the acronym for the European Agreement on the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (Accord european relatif au transport international des merchandises Dangereuses par Route).
The carriage of dangerous goods by road is permitted, provided it complies with the provisions of the technical annexes to the Agreement, with the exception of certain extremely dangerous goods.
Similarly, there is an agreement on the transport by rail, referred by the acronym RID (Reglement International on transport of marchandises angereuses par chemin de fer).
The Annexes to the ADR and RID Agreements are updated at regular intervals (usually every two years). The European Commission incorporates each time the new publications in the form of a Directive, applied the EU Member States after harmonizing accordingly their national law.
Greece since 07 October 2013 applies the ADR/RID 2013 version, which harmonized the Greek law through KYA 40955/4862/2013, “Adaptation of the Greek Legislation to the provisions of Directive 2012/45 / EU on the inland transportation of dangerous goods”.
According to the abovementioned legislation, any undertaking whose activities include the transport, packing, loading, filling or unloading of dangerous goods by road and / or by rail, should appoint a “Dangerous Goods Transportation Safety Advisor (DGTSA)”, responsible for the prevention of risks inherent in such activities with regard to individuals, property and the environment. The DGTSAs receive the corresponding certificate according to law, after examination following their proper training.
GEP provides the competent certified Dangerous Goods Transportation Safety Advisors and can undertake the advisory and the compliance monitoring service to the relevant legislation (eg classification of goods, shipping procedures, requirements for the assembly and checking of packaging, the tanks etc., the transport conditions, the loading and unloading, the administration and the requirements about the crew and vehicle).