Transport of dangerous goods by rail, inland waterway and sea; advice and supervision

The Trade Supervisory Office at the Government of Upper Palatinate advises and monitors companies in the implementation of the Dangerous Goods Ordinance for rail, inland waterways and sea, insofar as the companies are consignors, shippers, carriers, etc. of dangerous goods.

Description

Some goods transported in the course of goods traffic pose considerable risks to drivers, the general public, the environment and emergency services. Under certain circumstances, accidents can lead to catastrophes.

Dangerous goods are, for example, flammable liquids, explosives, chemicals, hospital waste or infectious material. Special regulations therefore exist for the transport of these goods.

The trade supervisory authority at the government of the Upper Palatinate is responsible throughout Bavaria for monitoring the regulations for rail, inland waterway and sea transport in the company.

Dangerous goods must be securely packaged, labelled 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 labour inspectorate monitors compliance with the transport regulations and thus contributes responsibly and significantly to the protection of the public and the environment.

The trade supervisory authority at the government of Upper Palatinate

  • is the technical point of contact for the dangerous goods safety advisers 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 adviser in the companies.

Status: 26.07.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz

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