Dangerous goods are those that may jeopardize people’s health, cause contamination of the environment or impose material damage, or that have dangerous properties for people’s health and environment, which are as such specified by laws, other regulations and international contracts, which, on the basis of their nature or properties and condition, and related to transport, may be dangerous for safety or have proven toxic, corrosive, flammable, explosive or radioactive effects. Dangerous goods also include raw materials of which dangerous goods are produced as well as waste if possess the properties of dangerous goods.
Classes of dangerous goods according to RID are as follows:
Class 1 Explosive substances and articles;
Class 2 Gases;
Class 3 Flammable liquids;
Class 4.1 Flammable solids, self-reactive substances and solid desentisized explosives
Class 4.2 Substances liable to spontaneous combustion;
Class 4.3 Substances which in contact with water emit flammable gases;
Class 5.1 Oxidizing substances;
Class 5.2 Organic peroxides;
Class 6.1 Toxic substances;
Class 6.2 Infectious substances;
Class 7 Radioactive material;
Class 8 Corrosive substances;
Class 9 Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles;
The transport of dangerous goods by rail is performed in accordance with the following provisions:
RID 2015 –Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) Appendix C Regulations concerning International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) “Official Gazette RS “International Contracts”, No 17 as of September 3, 2015)
-Law on Transport of Dangerous Goods -(“Official Gazette RS“, No 88/2010)
Rulebook on method of transport and obligatory operating follow-up of dangerous goods in railway traffic, as well as the obligations of participants in transport of dangerous goods in railway traffic and in extraordinary events “Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia RS“, No 81/2015, dated September 24, 2015)
-Written instructions in accordance with RID, as well as
Permanent Order No 1/2002 on the procedures of notiifcation and operational follow-up of wagons loaded with dangerous goods
The consignor of dangerous goods is required to hand over for carriage only consignments which conform to the requirements of RID. In the context of 1.4.1, he shall in particular:
• ascertain that the dangerous goods are classified and authorized for carriage in accordance with RID
• furnish the carrier with information and data in a traceable form and, if necessary, the required transport documents and accompanying documents (authorizations, approvals, notifications, certificates, etc.), taking into account in particular the requirements of Chapter 5.4 and of Table A of Chapter 3.2
• use only packagings, large packagings, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and tanks (tank-wagons, demountable tanks, battery-wagons, MEGCs, portable tanks and tank-containers) approved for and suited to the carriage of the substances concerned and bearing the markings prescribed by RID;
• comply with the requirements on the means of dispatch and on forwarding restrictions;
• ensure that even empty uncleaned and not degassed tanks (tank-wagons, demountable tanks, batterywagons, MEGCs, portable tanks and tank-containers) or empty uncleaned wagons and large and small bulk containers are appropriately marked and labelled and that empty uncleaned tanks are closed and present the same degree of leakproofness as if they were full.
The Consignee shall:
• clean and decontaminate wagons and containers after unloading
• remove labels and orange-coloured plates from wagons or containers after cleaning and decontamination
• take over the goods immediately after the notification on arrival of consignment of dangerous goods
• after unloading remove old seals from wagons, tank wagons, containers, etc.
• after unloading, duly close and prepare for return empty wagons, tank wagons, containers,etc in line with regulations.
• At the point of departure during takeover of goods for transport, the Carrier shall:
• check whether the goods is dangerous, permissible for transport, if the transport document is duly completed and if it is accompanied with all the documents specified therein
• visually assure that wagons and goods does not indicate any shortages, damage, etc.
• check the date of the following inspection of tanks, battery- wagons, demountable tanks, portable tanks, tank-containers and MEGCs (multiple-element gas container)
• verify that the wagons are not overloaded
• ascertain that the placards and markings prescribed for the wagons have been affixed
If the carrier observes an infringement of the requirements of RID, he shall not forward the consignment until the matter has been rectified.
As regards explosives and articles, radoactive and toxic materials that are accepted for transport only if the requirements set forth by RID are met, the consignor is obliged to hand over to the carrier exceptional approval for transport issued by competent authority in accordance with the Law on Transport of Dangerous Goods. Srbija Kargo transports dangerous goods in accordance with the regulations governing this field.
Dimitrije Jeremić, B.Sc. in Traffic Eng.
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