At present, goods transportation safety is a frequently discussed topic, especially in connection with the transportation of dangerous goods, which is governed by the European Union rules and regulations.
In this respect, the haulier is obliged to adhere to a number of strict conditions given by the ADR Treaty, the main goal of which is to limit risks related to road transportation, acceptance, handling and storing of dangerous items as much as possible through the classification of dangerous substances into respective classes using packaging and labeling requirements, requirements on vehicles and their equipment, on respective accompanying documents, on drivers and persons handling the goods or participating in the transportation and on their training and requirements of safety consultants.
In our fleet, 30 vehicles contain the required compulsory equipment in accordance with the ADR Treaty, which consists of:
For each vehicle at least one wheel chock of a size suited to the mass of the vehicle and to the diameter of the wheel.
Two self-standing warning signs (e.g. reflective cone, triangles or flashing orange lights independent on the electrical system of the vehicle).
Fluorescent warning vest or garment (e.g. as described in the European EN 471 standard) for each vehicle crew member.
Hand held lighting apparatus
One piece of high intensity, hand held lighting apparatus for each vehicle crew member.
Eye rinsing liquid and glasses
Eye rinsing liquid and protective glasses.
One pair of protective gloves.
One chemical protection suit.
Fire extinguishers (4 to 12 kg according to the maximum permissible mass).
When transporting dangerous goods labeled according to art. 3, 4.1, 4.3, 8 and 9: a shovel, a drain seal, a collecting container, absorption agents and drain plugs.
At present we have 40 drivers who are ADR trained and authorized to transport dangerous items in the following hazard classes:
Class 2 Gases
Class 3 Flammable liquids
4.1 Flammable solids, 4.2 Substances liable to spontaneous combustion, 4.3 Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases