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Flood warnings in the UK

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As Coronavirus continues to affect the world, the UK has its own problem in the way of inclement weather.  Continued harsh weather is filling our rivers to bursting point and the risk of flooding is ever present.  This is occuring in addition to the Government recently announcing that they have no further funds to contribute towards the repairing of sewers and soakaways as our roads continue to flood as the deluge of water is unable to drain away. The Flood Warning Information Service  has some very useful tips on what to do in the event of a flood and how to prepare yourself and your...

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So, what's new in the 2020 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations?

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released the latest edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), the manual used by shippers and airlines worldwide to ensure the safe transport of hazardous materials by air.

The 61st Edition features some new, and amended, regulations that dangerous goods shippers and carriers should be aware of.

Updates include:

  • Updates to the List of Dangerous Goods (section 4.2) for UN #s 3449, 3077, 3082, 2389, 3536, and 1700
  • Updated packaging table entries that better identify composite packaging options
  • Updates to packing instructions 650, 960, Y960, 968, and 970
  • Added definitions for “aggregate lithium content” and “lithium batteries installed in cargo transport unit”
  • Clarification about the placement of labels and markings on DG packages
  • Revised recommendations for training hazmat employees
  • Updates to provisions for dangerous goods carried by passengers and crew
  • A new Appendix I that details changes taking effect January 1, 2021

CHANGES TO MARKING & LABELLING INCLUDE:

  • 7.1.3.1—Has been revised to specify that the limited quantity mark, environmentally hazardous substances mark and lithium battery mark, when required, must be applied on one face of the package. Where the marks are applied by means of a label, the label must not be folded or applied such that it appears on different faces of the package.
     
  • 7.2.4.5—A sentence has been added to the provisions for the “Keep Away From Heat” label to identify that the label should be affixed on the same surface of the package near the hazard label(s).

A new appendix has been added to this edition of the DGR to provide details of the changes that will come into effect as of 1st January 2021, based on the adoption of the changes arising from the 21st revised edition of the UN Model Regulations, as well as the changes that have been agreed to date by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel for inclusion into the 2021–2022 edition of the Technical Instructions.

These changes include:

  • Change to the lithium battery handling mark to permit the mark to be a rectangle or square of 100 mm x 100 mm. The reduced size mark minimum dimensions will change to be 100 mm wide x 70 mm high.

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The Hazchem Network turns 15.

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The Hazchem network are celebrating their 15th year.  Since opening their doors in October 2004, they are now moving close to 2,000 pallets and 500 parcels every night compared to just 43 pallets on their first night of operation.

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ADR Placard Labels

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The HSE have produced their Consignment procedures for the carriage of dangerous goods.  Our online shop has all of the relevant ADR placard labels that you need to fulfill your responsibilities.

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IATA Dangerous Goods 2020

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On 1st January 2020, the 61st Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) will become effective.

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