ADR 2019 PDF files now available for download

The UN European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), is now available to download, free of charge, as a set of PDF files from the UNECE Website.

The new regulations, applicable from 1st January 2019, include a host of important changes:

  • new UN numbers,
  • new entries and revisions to the provisions for Lithium batteries,
  • updates to the classification provisions for Ammonium nitrate based fertilisers,
  • new sample provisions,
  • changes to exemptions, including the small load threshold of
  • a new section for temperature controlled transport,
  • updated labelling rules: the requirement for the line inside warning diamonds to be 2mm in width is removed
  • new placard durability provisions: it is now a requirement that placards shall be weather-resistant and shall ensure durable marking throughout the entire journey, via amendments to (the same requirement is also introduced for the Elevated Temperature Substance mark).
  • changes to the provisions for environmentally hazardous substances: an oversight at 5.3.6, which required placards to be displayed for packages of environmentally hazardous substances, despite those packages being exempted from marking via the 5kg or 5L limits given at, is corrected.
  • Marking and labelling in relation to GHS/CLP: it is confirmed, via notes at 5.2.1 and 5.3 that GHS Pictograms MUST NOT be displayed on packages, in carriage, independently – they should only be shown as part of a complete GHS Label.

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