FTW Pick: New dangerous goods legislation on the cards

The European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) is due for a regulation update in January next year and, since South African regulation is aligned to this, new regulations around the transport of dangerous goods are expected to be announced next year.

“Since we do not have the expertise in South Africa, the country decided to follow European standards. We write our South African National Standard (SANS) regulations according to the ADR regulations,” said managing director of DGR Compliance Solutions, Eddie Crane, adding that the legislation was “massaged slightly” to take South African road conditions into account.

He could not provide a definitive date for implementation of the new regulations in South Africa, but said it would depend on how soon the new SANS regulations were written. Crane told FTW that there were currently 42 SANS regulations governing the road transport of dangerous goods and that the ADR in Europe was changed every two years in the odd year.

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