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[post_content] => Most of us who are involved in the transport of dangerous goods (DG) are well aware that the regulations are updated every two years. Every second autumn, DG professionals eagerly await the arrival of their new ‘regs’. The changes in the UN Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods are issued by the UN every other year. First published in 1956, these Model Regulations - also known as the ‘Orange Book’ - set out recommendations that the regulators for each transport mode are expected to adopt in the next round of amendments. These will, in turn, form the basis for national and international regulations.
Following that biennial publication from the UN, every two years the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) produces a new edition of its Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) publishes an amendment to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.
For road, all EU member states and some other countries around the world are signatories to European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). Each country adopts the Agreement into its own legislation - sometimes with country-specific variations. The same applies to the regulations concerning the International Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) and the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Navigation (ADN).
So far so good: all the rules are updated every two years, with the aim of maintaining harmony across the modes. However, there are different timelines for implementation. The revised ICAO rules become obligatory on 1 January; there is a six-month transitional period for ADR, RID and ADN; and the IMDG Code has a one-year transition.
Elsewhere in the world, the US (in the form of the Hazardous Materials Regulations in 49 CFR), Canada (the TDG Regulations) and Australia (The ADG Code) have their own multimodal regulations based on the UN Model Regulations.
In addition, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) produces its Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), which incorporates the ICAO Technical Instructions as well as a raft of State and Operator variations. This is updated every year and is recognised by airlines and industry worldwide as the primary user-friendly reference for shipping dangerous goods by air.
HELP IS AT HAND
So, as we head into the middle of 2018, DG professionals around the world are looking at how the changes that will start taking effect at the beginning of 2019 will affect their operations. One way to keep on top of those changes is to attend a regulatory update seminar such as the Biennial Dangerous Goods Roadshow, organised and hosted by Labeline International and HCB.
Timed to coincide with the publication of the new regulations, this important international event offers an excellent training and networking opportunity for all those involved in the movement of dangerous goods: safety advisers (DGSAs), training providers, shippers, warehousing and distribution operatives, freight forwarders, administrators, procurement teams, manufacturers, fleet operators, airline service personnel, shipping lines and so on.
This year’s Roadshow will consist of two seminars, with identical content:
- 13 November at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Heathrow
- 15 November at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport.
Each venue has been chosen for its location, accessibility, excellent features and the quality of their catering. A free ice-breaker drinks reception will be held on the evening prior to each seminar. During intervals there will be the opportunity to meet with leading suppliers to the industry, including Labeline, HCB, DGOffice, Exis Technologies, Air Sea Containers, Braemar Howells, Unisto, IATA, NCEC and UL Safeware. There will also be the chance to interact with the speakers and network with delegates from around the world and across all sectors of the DG industry.
The organisers have listed to the feedback from the inaugural seminars in 2016 and have tweaked the presentations, resulting in a more interactive format. There will be a panel of world-renowned exports to discuss how the changes have been adopted into the various modal rulebooks, once more under the watchful eye of the chairman for the event, HCB’s editor-in-chief Peter Mackay.
WHO WILL YOU SEE?
Sitting on the multimodal panel will be:
- Jeff Hart OBE, former chairman of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on TDG, who currently provides advice to the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) on issues relating to the IMDG Code.
- Geoff Leach, former head of the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) Dangerous Goods Office and a past chairman of the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel, on which he still sits. He also chairs the IATA Lithium Battery Workshops. At the Heathrow event Geoff will be replaced by Ross McLachlan, who succeeded Geoff as the ICAO DGP member nominated by the UK. He was responsible, amongst many other things, for overseeing the CAA Approved Dangerous Goods Training Scheme.
- Richard Masters, who was the on the team that created Felixstowe’s dangerous goods control system and has since worked with the UK P&I Club, for whom he wrote the IMDG Code guidance manual Book it Right and Pack it Tight, which has recently been updated and reissued.
- Gene Sanders, chair of the Dangerous Goods Trainers Association (DGTA), a director of DGAC, consultant and trainer in dangerous goods for nearly 20 years and regular contributor to HCB.
Other speakers lined up for the Biennial Roadshow include:
PC Stuart Appleton
, DGSA for three police forces and chair of the UK’s CDG Police Practitioners Forum. He has responsibility for all UK enforcement operations and UK Dangerous Goods Intelligence and represents UK police at European meetings.
, managing director of the Hazchem Network in Rugby – the hub and spoke pallet network specifically tailored to dangerous goods. He has more than 30 years’ experience of dealing with chemicals and gas in a production as well as sea and road transport environment at a senior management level in the UK and.
, managing director of DGM’s IT company that operates the specialist DGOffice software solution for all modes of transport, production, storage and handling of dangerous goods, including wastes.
, business development manager at the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), which operates the vocational Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) qualification.
, president of Bureau of Dangerous Goods Ltd, a leading producer of training, technology and consulting for the dangerous goods industry. As a DGSA and IATA Dangerous Goods Instructor, he regularly teaches and/or speaks at various industry trade associations such as COSTHA, DGAC and IATA and was the leading content developer for Hazmat University.
GET IN TOUCH
Labeline International is the world’s leading supplier of the dangerous goods regulations for all modes of transport (IATA, ICAO, IMDG Code, ADR, RID etc). In early 2016, Labeline’s managing director, Keith Kingham, and key account manager Richard Shreeve agreed that the industry needed a regulatory update seminar that would appeal to all those involved in dangerous goods. It was agreed that profit would not be the driver for the event and that these seminars would be geared towards enabling companies to send more than one person to attend.
HCB was asked to be the marketing partner for the Biennial Roadshow and the inaugural series in 2016 was an undoubted success. The feedback from those who attended the series was very encouraging, with comments such as: “Thanks for a great event. Excellent content and presentations…” “It was good to meet so many experts and professional in this specialist industry…”
HCB is again the main media partner for the 2018 Biennial and we are delighted to be supporting Labeline again. This not-for-profit event is priced at just £135 per person. To book your place at this important event please contact Labeline on 0870 850 5051 / +44 (0)1271 817677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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