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I heard many times the phrases “ADR” or “Not ADR.” Unfortunately, this is not that simple. Goods can be dangerous or not. Dangerous goods remain dangerous whether or not subject to ADR provisions. UN 1202 is diesel. Flammable liquid. The diesel in your car is not subject to the ADR, although it’s still dangerous. So you could say it is not ADR. But it is. Because ADR itself specifies those exemptions which are partly or not subject to ADR at all. And ADR clarifies the conditions you can transport these goods. Thus, you should know these ADR regulations, even if you don’t have an ADR training certificate. This training called “General awareness training” (ADR 1.3).
ADR 1.1.3 defines the exemptions. There are many.
- Exemptions related to the nature of the transport operation.
- Exemptions related to the carriage of gases.
- Exemptions related to the carriage of liquid fuels.
Exemptions related to special provisions or to dangerous goods packed in limited or excepted quantities.
- Exemptions related to empty uncleaned packagings.
- Exemptions related to quantities carried per transport unit.
Exemptions related to the carriage of electric energy storage and production systems.
- Exemptions related to dangerous goods used as a coolant or conditioner during carriage.
Exemptions related to the carriage of lamps containing dangerous goods.
In few cases, you don’t need to apply the provisions laid down in ADR. There are exemptions where you have to apply the ADR partly.
The most important to know which part of the ADR to be used and what training necessary according to law.
That will be the next lesson…
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