Home News Features Compliance

🕒 Article read time: 2 minutes

Sign up now: Dangerous Goods Awareness Day 11th July 2024


The British Association of Dangerous Good Practitioners (BADGP) along with Logistics UK and many other organisations including the Department for Transport (DfT) are making people aware of the potential hazards of dangerous goods that are present in everyday items as well as what is being moved on the highways across the UK.

Dangerous goods are used daily, both within homes and on an industrial scale. They form part of everyday items like your mobile phone, detergents and perfumes, in some cases we eat and drink them.

In 2022, one in 20 vehicles in the UK carries dangerous goods, which equates to 85 million tonnes. 57 million tonnes (67%) of this are flammable liquids (UK Government Statistics, 22 June 2022). Dangerous Goods awareness day is about raising awareness about the everyday goods that are carried in our vehicles and preventing an incident from happening.

Having this day will help promote good practice in handling, storing and transporting these substances in such a way as not to cause further harm or damage.

What are ‘Dangerous goods?

Dangerous goods come in all shapes and sizes. They may be pure chemicals, mixtures of substances, manufactured products, or articles. They can be liquids, gases or solids and even the articles that contain them. Dangerous goods pose a significant risk to people, animals and the environment if not properly handled when in use or being transported.

The UK is governed by The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009, referred to as the CDG Regulations. This in turn implements the Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, known as ADR.

ADR is a multinational agreement aimed at safe transportation of dangerous goods products on road networks all around the world. Over 50 countries have signed the agreement. The agreement covers the products carried, the containers and the vehicles used to transport them.

Sign up for Dangerous Goods Awareness Day here:

To view the Member Advice Centre Dangerous Goods Fact Sheet click here:

Published On: 08/07/2024 13:16:16

 


Related Items

Latest articles

Delay to EES is welcomed but there is still more for new government to focus on to smooth EU border arrangements, says Logistics UK’s Policy Director Kevin Green

The new Labour government needs to place urgent emphasis on sorting out post EU Exit border arrangements or see holiday traffic-type queues become a regular occurrence which threaten the UK’s supply chain.

Read time: 2 minutes

View article

Logistics UK Chief Executive David Wells OBE meets with new Minister for the Future of Roads

David Wells OBE, Logistics UK Chief Executive, met this week with Lilian Greenwood MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Transport, responsible for the Future of Roads.

Read time: 2 minutes

View article

Logistics UK and Clean Cities call for more electric van support in order to create zero emission city centre freight zones

Oliver Lord, UK head of campaign group Clean Cities has urged the government to ramp up support for businesses in order for them to transfer their fleets over to electric vans, with the aim of city centres becoming zero emission freight zones in the near future.

Read time: 2 minutes

View article

E-news archive

You can also view our e-news archive here.

E-news archive

Interested in Membership?

Get in contact using the Membership Enquiry Form.

Membership Enquiry Form

Logistics Magazine Portal

The hub for finding relevant and informative features, news & compliance guides from Logistics Magazine

Logistics Magazine Portal Home

Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn more about advertising on the new digital Logistics Magazine, with a variety of advert options to reach 30,000 relevant readers.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Magazine Contents

News

Logistics Magazine will cover all the latest news on stories breaking in the industry, including developments on COVID-19,  Brexit, Clean Air Zones, transport law and decarbonisation.

News

Features

Our frequent features will tackle the broader issues affecting logistics such as the COVID-19 vaccination programme, technology and innovation, the political and economic landscape, global trade and the drive to reduce emissions across all transport modes.

Features

Compliance

Each month we explore a different topic in depth in our popular Compliance section, while each week we will publish answers put to our Member Advice Centre team.

Compliance

View Supplements and Previous Printed Editions

View Supplements and previous printed editions of Logistics Magazine here.

Previous