The Trade Supervisory Office at the Government of Upper Palatinate advises and monitors companies in the implementation of the Dangerous Goods Ordinance for Road, Rail and Inland Waterways and the Dangerous Goods Ordinance for Sea insofar as the companies are senders, shippers, carriers, etc. of dangerous goods.
Some goods that are transported in the course of goods traffic pose considerable risks to driving personnel, the general public, the environment and rescue forces. Accidents here can lead to disasters under certain circumstances.
Dangerous goods include flammable liquids, explosives, chemicals, hospital waste and infectious materials. Special regulations therefore exist for the transport of these goods.
Since September 1, 2022, the Trade Supervisory Office at the Government of Upper Palatinate has been responsible for monitoring the regulations for road, rail, inland waterway and ocean-going vessels in companies throughout Bavaria.
Dangerous goods must be securely packaged, labeled according to their hazardous properties (e.g. explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids) and transported under special safety precautions.
Companies that transport, load, ship, etc. larger quantities of dangerous or particularly dangerous goods must appoint a dangerous goods officer who is specially trained for this task. Within the companies, the Trade Inspectorate monitors compliance with the transport regulations and thus contributes significantly to the protection of the public and the environment.
The trade supervisory office at the government of Upper Palatinate:
- is the technical point of contact for the dangerous goods safety advisors to be appointed by the companies,
- advises those involved in the transport of dangerous goods, e.g. consignors, carriers, vehicle drivers, etc.
- monitors the appointment of a dangerous goods safety advisor in the companies.